Prince Harry-Meghan interview with Oprah: UK Palace breaks silence, says will ‘take matter severely’

Prince Harry-Meghan interview with Oprah: UK Palace breaks silence, says will ‘take matter severely’

Whereas The Palace usually tries to remain above controversy by remaining silent and driving out the storm, these prices are so damaging to the royal household that it should reply publicly, says royal biographer Angela Levin

Prince Harry-Meghan interview with Oprah: UK Palace breaks silence, says will 'take matter seriously'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the Oprah interview. Picture through Twitter

Prince Harry and Meghan’s allegations of ill-treatment by Britain’s royal family are so critical that some observers say Buckingham Palace’s silence on the subject has solely added to the furore surrounding their TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Whereas the palace usually tries to remain above controversy by remaining silent and driving out the storm, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s prices are so damaging to the royal household that it should reply publicly, says royal biographer Angela Levin.

However that response is probably going being delayed by Queen Elizabeth II’s wrestle to stability her sometimes-conflicting roles as monarch and grandmother, says Levin, creator of “Harry, a Biography of a Prince.” But she says there’s little doubt that finally the 94-year-old monarch will make her determination based mostly on what’s finest for the 1,000-year-old establishment she has led since 1952.

“The queen has a motto: By no means complain, by no means clarify,” Levin instructed The Related Press. “And she or he’s caught with this for 4 a long time. However I believe on this local weather and 2021, all the pieces goes all over the place. There’s a lot social media that on this occasion, she actually can’t not say something.”

The Instances of London reported Tuesday {that a} palace assertion had been delayed as a result of the queen needed extra time. The newspaper didn’t cite a supply for the data.

The interview, which aired Sunday night time within the US and a day later in Britain, has rocked the royal household and divided folks around the globe. Whereas many say the allegations reveal the necessity for change inside a palace that hasn’t stored tempo with the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter actions, others have criticized Harry and Meghan for dropping their bombshell whereas Harry’s 99-year-old grandfather, Prince Philip, stays hospitalized in London after a coronary heart process.

Through the two-hour interview, Meghan described feeling so remoted and depressing contained in the royal household that she had suicidal ideas, but when she requested for psychological well being assist from the palace’s human sources workers she was instructed she was not a paid worker. She additionally mentioned a member of the royal household had expressed “issues” to Harry in regards to the color of her unborn baby’s pores and skin.

Winfrey later mentioned Harry instructed her off-camera that the member of the family was not Queen Elizabeth II or Prince Philip, sparking a flurry of hypothesis about who it could possibly be.

Harry additionally revealed the stresses the couple endured had ruptured relations along with his father, Prince Charles, inheritor to the British throne, and his brother, Prince William, illuminating the depth of the household divisions that led the couple to step away from royal duties and transfer to California final yr.

To date there was silence from the palace in regards to the interview.

“I believe that one of many main worries is you don’t wish to throw oil on the flames to make it even worse,” Levin mentioned.

Alastair Campbell, who suggested the royal household how to reply to Princess Diana’s 1997 dying in a automotive accident, instructed that Buckingham Palace ought to keep that silence. Campbell, who additionally served as Prime Minister Tony Blair’s communications advisor, instructed the BBC that Diana’s dying and the interview with Winfrey have been very completely different conditions.

“The dying of Diana was an enormous occasion — and following which they have been all going to need to be concerned within the funeral and within the response to what was occurring within the nation because of her dying,” he mentioned. “Whereas this, I believe, is a fairly extraordinary and a fairly explosive media frenzy, however that finally is what it’s.”

“So I’m undecided I’d advise them to do something a lot past what they’re doing — which isn’t very a lot,” he added.

Charles did not touch upon the interview Tuesday throughout a go to to a vaccine clinic in London.

Harry’s father visited a church to see a short lived vaccine clinic in motion and met with well being care employees, church workers and other people as a consequence of obtain their vaccine jab. The go to was his first public look because the interview aired within the US on Sunday night time.

Maziya Marzook, a affected person on the occasion, mentioned “personal issues didn’t come up in any respect” throughout Charles’ go to.

“He didn’t deliver up something,” Marzook mentioned. “He was extra eager about how the vaccine was and the way we really feel.”

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