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Prince Harry addresses King Charles’ cancer diagnosis - ‘I love my family’ in new TV interview

The Duke of Sussex opened up while in Canada with the Duchess

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Hannah Hargrave
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Prince Harry spoke publicly about his father King Charles' cancer diagnosis for the first time during an interview on Good Morning America which will air in full on Friday.

The Duke of Sussex opened up to Will Reeves while in Canada as he and Meghan Markle began the 100-day countdown to the Invictus Games in Whistler and Vancouver.

Speaking with the son of late Superman actor Christopher Reeves - who has been photographed leading a film crew with the royal couple during their visit - Harry said he was happy to have been able to reunite with his dad quickly. 

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"Look I love my family" he said. "The fact that I was able to get on a plane and go and see him and spend any time with him I'm grateful for that."

Harry did not discuss what was said during his brief reunion with his father hours after it was revealed he was battling cancer but when quizzed further on the health of the King and if the diagnosis could have a "reunifying effect" amid their feud, Harry seemed positive.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Invictus Games Vancouver Whistlers 2025's One Year To Go Winter Training Camp on February 14, 2024 in Whistler, British Columbia.© Getty Images
Harry opened up in an interview while in Canada

He told Will: "Yeah, I'm sure. Throughout all these families I see it on a day-to-day basis the strength of the family unit coming together. I think any illness, any sickness brings families together."

While being interviewed, Harry looked relaxed and willing to answer some tough questions. 

Close-up of William, Charles and Harry at Invictus Games 2014© Getty
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How did Harry find out about King Charles' cancer?

Harry revealed how he was told about his dad's illness and said: "I spoke to him. I jumped on a plane and went to go and see him as soon as I could."

Will then asked what his outlook was on King Charles' health but Harry responded with a short answer. "That stays between me and him," but vows to visit the UK more in the coming months.

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"I have my own family as we all do," he said when quizzed on how he is dealing with the news from so far away. "My family and my life is as it is. I've got other trips planned which will take me through the UK and I'll stop in and see my family as much as I can."

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American flag on a pole© Douglas Sacha

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Harry confessed to loving his life in America and has even considered becoming a citizen. 

"It's amazing. I love every single day," he said, says he doesn't feel American just yet. That being said, he would be eager to make his life there more permanent. 

"I have considered it, yeah," he said of citizenship before being asked what is stopping him. "I have no idea. The American Citizenship is a thought that has crossed my mind. But certainly not something that's a high priority for me right now."

Harry and Archie wearing beanie hats in Canada© Instagram / @SussexRoyal
Harry said his kids are doing great

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As for his how his kids are doing?  "I can't tell you that. It's classified," he joked. "The kids are doing great. They're growing up as all kids do. They've both got an incredible sense of humour and make us laugh and keep us grounded every single day, like most kids. I'm very grateful to be a dad."

The new interview comes amidst the couple's major rebrand during which they launched, a "one-stop shop" for their activities. 

They faced some critics who believe they are cashing in on their royal connection, but Harry and Meghan have defiantly stated that is not the case. 

Ahead of the ABC interview, the network had teased what viewers were to expect with a trailer on social media. 

"Tomorrow morning, a GMA exclusive, Prince Harry, the all-new interview on his life today with Meghan," a voiceover said. "How his father the King is doing and on his passion - supporting wounded warriors. Tomorrow on Good Morning America."


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