Anderson Cooper’s 60 Minutes interview with Prince Harry was seen by a whopping 11.2 million viewers (via Variety). Harry’s first appearance on American television promoting his autobiography was not only the most-watched “60 Minutes” episode of the season to date, but also holds the highest next-day viewership since an October 2020 episode that featured an interview with Donald Trump contained. which amassed a total of 16.82 million viewers (via The Wrap).
During the interview, Cooper and Harry talked about the content of “Spare” but also gave some details about a number of important events from the prince’s past, most notably the car accident death of his mother Princess Diana in August 1997. When asked about his reaction As Upon hearing the news of his mother’s death, Harry admitted that he was too shocked to cry and even felt guilty about his lack of emotion during Diana’s funeral. He also noted how strange the whole ordeal felt for him, a then 12-year-old boy. “I remember one of the weirdest parts of it was taking flowers from people and then putting those flowers with the others,” he said, as transcribed by CBS. “As if I were some kind of middleman for their grief.”
Many people, including journalists, claim they’re tired of hearing from Harry and Meghan Markle, suggesting that the media shouldn’t focus on the couple’s drama to make room for more pressing issues (via Al Jazeera ). However, as evidenced by the viewership of Harry’s most recent 60 Minutes interview, he and Meghan continue to generate tremendous interest, making it all but impossible for news outlets to simply ignore the topic.