The prince also said his “deepest fear is history repeating itself.”
“I’ve seen what happens when someone I cherish is commoditized to the point that they are no longer plowed or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same potent forces-out, ” he said in a reference to his mother, Princess Diana, who were killed in a 1997 vehicle crash while trying to elude paparazzi in Paris.
British tabloid newspapers have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle claims that their employees had hacked the phone voicemails of luminaries, politicians and others in the public eye.
Harry and William have long had a tightened rapport with the press. They grew up in the spotlight and were young boys when their parents’ acrimonious divorce received wall-to-wall coverage.
Fox News’ Mariah Haas and The Associated Press contributed to this report .