Video of Prince Harry Saying 'I Will Always Protect My Family' Resurfaces Amid Meghan Markle And His 'Megxit' From The Royal Family

Video of Prince Harry Saying ‘I Will Always Protect My Family’ Resurfaces
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on October 15, 2019, in London. Clips from Harry and Markle's ITV documentary, "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," have resurfaced on the internet in light of the couple's decision to step away from royal life. Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Clips of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ITV special, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, made waves on the internet in light of the couple's recent announcement they are stepping back from their senior positions within the royal family.

One particular scene from the documentary that fans and supporters felt was incredibly timely included a snippet of Harry speaking with ITV journalist Tom Bradby. In the clip, Harry, speaking of the intense media coverage his late mother Princess Diana faced, said he would always do what was necessary to keep his family safe. "My mom taught me a certain set of values of which I will always try and uphold despite the role and the job that sometimes that entails," Harry said.

"I will always protect my family, and now I have a family to protect," he continued. "Everything that she went through and what happened to her is incredible real every single day. And that's not just me being paranoid—that's just me not wanting a repeat of the past. And if anybody else knew what I knew—be it a father, be it a husband, be it anyone—you'd probably be doing exactly what I'm doing as well."

Prince Harry in a documentary last year...

“I will always protect my family. And now I have a family to protect.”

“If anybody else knew what I knew…you’d probably be doing what I’m doing as well.”

— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 10, 2020

Markle also opened up on her struggles with the constant tabloid coverage, and in one emotional scene, revealed the media's obsessive coverage of her was starting to weigh on her, especially during her pregnancy with the couple's first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. "Any woman, especially when they're pregnant—you're really vulnerable," Markle said.

"So that was made really challenging. And then when you have a newborn, you know? It's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes," she continued.

While they refrained from explicitly detailing what brought their decision to retreat from royal life, the negative and constant coverage of Markle has long been a source of tension for the new parents.

The documentary came weeks after Harry and Markle sued Associated Newspapers, the parent company of the British tabloid Daily Mail, in October for the misuse of private information, copyright infringement and breach of the U.K.'s Data Protection Act 2018 for the Mail's publishing of a private letter Markle sent to her father, American Thomas Markle, in the days leading up to the couple's wedding in May 2018.

Harry and Markle announced plans to leave the U.K. for life in North America in a shocking statement shared on their Instagram on Wednesday.

"After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen," the statement read. "It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment."

Markle has already moved to Canada where the couple spent the Christmas holiday. Harry is expected to remain in the U.K. until at least next Thursday as he is slated to host the draw for the Rugby League World Cup 2021.