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Prince Harry has said there was 'absolutely no way' he have let his brother walk behind his mother Princess Diana's coffin alone.
The brothers famously had to walk together behind Diana's coffin as it made its way to Westminster Abbey on the day of her funeral in 1997.
Speaking in tonight's interview with ITV journalist Tom Bradby, the Duke of Sussex said that after the 'decision was made' for the pair to walk along the route: 'There's absolutely no way that I would let him do that by himself.'
He added: 'And there's absolutely no way that he would let me do that by myself. It was, if it was role reversal.'
The ITV interview with Bradby is part of a publicity blitz for his bombshell memoir Spare, which is being released on Tuesday but was leaked at the end of last week.
Harry also spoke movingly of his memories of the sound of the horses' 'bridles chinking' as the procession made its way down The Mall, along with the sounds of 'gravel underneath the foot and the wails from the crowd.'
But he said the 'otherwise complete silence' will 'stick with me forever.'
Prince Harry has said there was 'absolutely no way' he have let his brother walk behind his mother Princess Diana's coffin alone. The brothers famously had to walk together behind Diana's coffin as it made its way to Westminster Abbey on the day of her funeral in 1997. Above: Harry and William behind Diana's coffin in 1997 with their father King Charles (right), grandfather Prince Philip (left) and uncle Earl Spencer, Princess Diana's brother
Speaking in tonight's interview with ITV journalist Tom Bradby, the Duke of Sussex said that after the 'decision was made' for the pair to walk along the route: 'There's absolutely no way that I would let him do that by himself'
Speaking of the decision to get him and Prince William to walk behind their mother's coffin, Harry said: '...there was a lot of conversations that happened around times like that, of which I wasn't part of, and William wasn't part of, he was probably more part of it than I was.'
Harry also said that when he and his brother again walked the same route to Westminster Abbey together for the funeral of the Queen in September last year, they joked about knowing the way.
But he added that whilst the Queen had 'finished life' and there was 'respect and recognition for what she had accomplished', Diana was 'taken away far too young.'
'Just recently I was, we, my brother and I were walking the same route, and we sort of joked to each other and said, at least we know the way,' he said.
'Um, but otherwise it was very similar. The only difference was the levels of emotion. Because our grandmother had finished life.
'There was more, I think, of a celebration and respect and recognition to what she had accomplished. Whereas our mother was taken away far too young.'
The Duke of Sussex said he felt like he was 'unable to show any emotion' in public after her death in 1997, and that he had only shed tears when she was buried.
Prince Harry is seen walking between his father King Charles and uncle Earl Spencer as hit brother stands next to his grandfather Prince Philip. Just feet ahead is Princess Diana's coffin
Prince Harry is seen with his brother Prince William and father King Charles at the funeral of Princess Diana
Harry, seen above with his mother Princess Diana in Spain in 1987, told Bradby he had cried only once over her death
Speaking of only crying once, Harry said: 'I cried once, at the burial, and you know I go into detail [in Spare] about how strange it was and how actually there was some guilt that I felt, and I think William felt as well, by walking around the outside of Kensington Palace.
'There were 50,000 bouquets of flowers to our mother and there we were shaking people's hands, smiling...
'And the wet hands that we were shaking, we couldn't understand why their hands were wet, but it was all the tears that they were wiping away.'
He added that everyone knew 'where they were or what they were doing the night my mother died'.
'Everyone thought and felt like they knew our mum, and the two closest people to her, the two most loved people by her, were unable to show any emotion in that moment,' he said.
The interview with Bradby is the first of four broadcast appearances over the coming days, with the duke also speaking to Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes on CBS News on Sunday night, Michael Strahan of Good Morning America on Monday and Stephen Colbert on the Late Show on CBS on Wednesday morning UK time.
Harry speaks often about the loss of his mother in his new memoir, which was released early by mistake in Spain last week.
It is set to officially hit the shelves on