Harry tells Oprah he worried of history repeating

Prince Harry was worried about history repeating itself, according to excerpts released from his and his wife Meghan's much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The CBS broadcast network released two brief clips from Oprah interview of the couple, which is scheduled to air on March 7.

The suggestion of history repeating itself appears to reference the fate of Harry's mother Princess Diana, who was hounded by the British press and died at age 36 in a car crash in Paris after her divorce from Prince Charles.

Harry said "I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting her talking to you with my wife by my side," before going on to add "Because I can't imagine what it must have been like for her (Diana), going through this process by herself all those years ago.”

It is the first TV interview the couple, formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have given since making their homes in California last year.

They shocked Britain when they decided to step back from royal duties.

Last month the couple announced that are expecting a second child.

In the clips, Oprah said that no subject was off limits and at one point tells the couple "you have said some pretty shocking things here," including that their situation had been "almost unsurvivable".