PRINCE Harry has insisted he “wants a family and not an institution” and wishes his father and brother could be back in his life.

In a trailer for an upcoming ITV interview – due to air on Sunday - the Duke of Sussex expressed regret over the disintegration of his relationships with close family members as he said King Charles and Prince William had shown “no willingness to reconcile”.

In a series of clips released beforehand, he said: “It never needed to be this way. The leaking and the planting.

“I want a family, not an institution.

“They feel as though it’s better to keep up, somehow, as the villains.

“They’ve shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile.

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“I would like to get my father back. I would like to get my brother back.”

The interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby will be broadcast two days before Harry’s autobiography Spare is published on January 10.

Harry said he’s tried to keep his conversation with the royal family private but to combat tabloid stories he’s been forced to publicise his concerns.

He said: “Every single time I’ve tried to do it privately there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife.

“You know, the family motto is never complain, never explain, but it’s just a motto.

“They will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent.

“And that correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information and write the story. And at the bottom of it they will say that they’ve reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment, but the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting.

“So when we’re being told for the last six years ‘we can’t put a statement out to protect you’, but you do it for other members of the family, it becomes – there is becomes a point when silence is betrayal.”