Prince Harry says William used Diana’s harrowing password in ‘extreme’ fight
Prince Harry opens up about the secret three-word code he often exchanged with his brother Prince William, during extreme crises.
Speaking to Tom Bradby on Sunday, the Duke of Sussex spoke of a heartbreaking scene from his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral where William reassured him of love.
The conversation was based on an excerpt from Harry’s book titled “Spare”.
He wrote: “I pulled away, refused to meet his gaze. He forced me to look him in the eye, ‘Listen to me Harold, listen I love you Harold, I want you to be happy’, the words flew out of my mouth, ‘I love you too, but your stubbornness is extraordinary’, ‘And yours isn’t?’ I walked away again.
“He grabbed me again, twisting me to maintain eye contact. Harold, you have to listen to me, I just want you to be happy, Harold, I swear, I swear on my life mom.”
“He stopped. I stopped. Dad stopped.
“He had been there, he had used the secret code, the universal password, since we were boys these three words were only to be used in times of extreme crisis, ‘on mum’s life’.
“For nearly 25 years, we had reserved this heartbreaking vow for times when one of us needed to be heard, to be believed quickly, for times when nothing else would do.
“It stopped me cold, like it was supposed to. Not because he used it, but because it didn’t work. I just didn’t believe him,” concluded Harry in the excerpt.