The explosive Harry Meghan interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday has sparked some urgent crisis meetings at Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom. Reports by royal experts claim that the monarchy wouldn’t “rush” into responding to the couple’s shocking accusations of racism and mental health dismissiveness at the palace.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s CBS broadcast with the iconic host has brought the British royal family under abject scrutiny. Markle in the sit-down told Winfrey that someone at the palace initiated conversations around the skin colour of her first child (Archie) when she was pregnant with him.
Though the couple did not name the person behind these ‘racist’ remarks, they relayed that it did not come from senior royals Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. More here about who might be behind those comments.
Several from the British press and royal family loyalists have collectively condemned the tell-all CBS interview, claiming Markle’s claims are going to be “damaging” for the palace. Markle’s father, Thomas, too has dismissed the racism claim made by his daughter.
Harry Meghan Interview Elicits Worldwide Furore But Silence From The Palace
Amid simultaneous worldwide backlash against the royal palace for alleged racism, Daniela Relph, BBC royal correspondent, has said the monarchy “will not want to feel rushed into saying something.”
Another Vanity Fair report, citing sources from inside the palace, says that the inner circle of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince William are “very concerned” by the revelations Harry and Markle made on a global platform. It is estimated that the tell-all Harry Meghan interview was watched by a 17.1 million-strong audience in the United States.
Royal expert Angela Levin was also quoted saying, “Meghan made it sound as if she was in prison. That was her narrative… People care about the Queen and the Royal Family… and they are so forceful in their comments… The Palace will say the minimum. It is too much to take on.”
Markle has also made other big claims of having been silenced from speaking out before and that the royal institutions did not afford her services when she was feeling suicidal. Full coverage here.