In an interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS, Prince Harry revealed how he thinks his mother, the late Princess Diana, would react to him leaving his official role in the royal family.
Harry said the royal family cut him off financially in the first quarter of 2020, when he and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, planned to step back from their duties as “senior” royals and spend much of their time living outside the U.K. They have since inked deals with Spotify and Netflix, but at the time, they had “no plan,” Harry said.
“I’ve got all my mom left me and without that we would not be able to do this,” Harry said. According to BBC News, Harry and his brother, Prince William, received the bulk of the £13m fortune left by their mother when she died.
Diana died the summer of 1997 after divorcing Prince Charles, Harry and William’s father. She was no longer a member of the royal family and was dating businessman Dodi Al Fayed when she was killed in a car crash in Paris, as paparazzi chased their car.
In the midst of her divorce, Diana did a televised interview with Martin Bashir in 1995, which Meghan also briefly mentioned in the beginning of the Oprah interview.
“Touching back on when you asked me what my mom would think of this, I think she saw it coming. And I felt her presence throughout this whole process,” Harry said during the interview. “For me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here with you, with my wife by my side, because I can’t begin to…