Queen ‘is sad, not angry’ after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview that accused a senior Royal of racism
- The Queen is reportedly ‘sad’ after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview
- The couple accused an unnamed senior royal of making a racist comment
- The Queen launched a private family investigation after the bombshell interview
The Queen is ‘sad but not angry’ after Harry and Meghan’s bombshell Oprah interview where they accused a senior royal of racism, according to insiders.
The shocking interview saw the Duke and Duchess of Sussex claim a royal had raised concerns about their son Archie’s skin colour.
The revelation sparked a frenzy with royal watchers speculating about the identity of the family member who made the comment.
Now, sources say the Queen was not angered by the interview and instead has privately pledged to stand by Harry.
The Queen has ordered a private family investigation into Harry and Meghan’s claims of racism
Duke and Duchess of Sussex claimed a royal had raised concerns about their son Archie’s skin colour
An insider told the Sun: ‘She is not angry, she is just sad. They have always worried about him (Harry) and the Queen feels very protective about him.
‘They always tried to support him when Meghan came along. They all worried less about him when Meghan was on the scene as he seemed so happy.’
It comes after Prince William said the royals are ‘not a racist family’ with the Queen ordering a private family investigation into the claims.
The Queen ordered a private family investigation into the claims which included accusations a unnamed member of the family raised ‘concerns’ about the skin colour of their children.
Buckingham Palace did not comment.
It comes amid reports that Prince William is ‘deeply distressed’ that private conversations with his brother will be ‘plastered over American TV’ after broadcaster Gayle King revealed William had taken part in an ‘unproductive phone call with Prince Harry‘.
The revelation – which the CBS presenter delivered live on air – has reportedly made William wary of engaging further with the couple, fearing that any talks with his brother will be leaked to American television networks.
Sources told Vanity Fair there was concern within the family that the Sussexes ‘want to keep fuelling the soap opera’.
This also comes as a royal author claims William is supporting his wife after Meghan Markle claimed the two women had a tearful confrontation days before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s 2018 wedding.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a visit to an ambulance station in east London amid the Meghan and Harry fallout
Meghan accused the royal family of racism, but also said the institution failed to help her when she had suicidal thoughts.
Mental health has been at the forefront of William and Kate’s royal duties for a number of years, with the couple launching the Heads Together initiative with Harry.
But Harry told Oprah Winfrey he was ashamed of admitting to his family that his wife needed help, adding: ‘That’s just not a conversation that would be had.’
Kate is said to have found it ‘mortifying’ that allegations over her alleged row with Meghan Markle re-emerged two years ago after first being reported in 2018.
Royal biographer Penny Junor told People: ‘For Meghan to name Kate in a negative light is worse [for Prince William] than being attacked himself.’
She added: ‘William is very protective of Kate and can get very angry.’
And royal expert Katie Nicholl told OK! magazine: ‘Kate has never wanted any suggestion of a rift with Meghan to come out in the press, so for this story to be circulating is very hard.’
Earlier this week Gayle King revealed Harry, 36, had spoken to William, 38, and their father Prince Charles for the first time following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Despite the Sussexes insisting their explosive tell-all would be their ‘final word’ on royal affairs, Ms King, 66, said the couple had told her about Harry’s phone calls with his family over the weekend.
Yesterday she spoke out again, claiming the pair had a deal with CBS and ITV to postpone their bombshell interview if Prince Philip, 99, had died during his month-long stay in hospital.
The bombshell revelations from Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey
During the couple’s tell-all (pictured), Meghan addressed reports that she made her sister-in-law cry over a disagreement regarding bridesmaid dresses ahead of the royal wedding, while the couple also revealed they were having a baby girl
– Meghan’s mental health
The Duchess of Sussex revealed she had suicidal thoughts and said: ‘I just didn’t want to be alive any more.’
She said she begged for help, and asked to go somewhere to get help, and approached one of the most senior people in the institution, but was told it would not look good.
The duchess said: ‘I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. I said that I’ve never felt this way before and I need to go somewhere. And I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.’
– Baby Sussex is a girl
Harry and Meghan revealed they are expecting a baby girl. The duke joined his wife in the second half of the interview, and told the chat show host: ‘It’s a girl.’
He said his first thought was ‘amazing’ when he discovered they were having a girl, adding: ‘Just grateful. To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing.
‘But to have a boy and then a girl, I mean what more can you ask for? Now we’ve got our family, we got the four of us and our two dogs.’
Asked if they were ‘done’ with two children, Harry said ‘done’ and Meghan said: ‘Two is it.’
She also confirmed the baby is due in the ‘summertime’.
– Royal family accused of racism
Meghan said, when she was pregnant with Archie, an unnamed member of the royal family raised ‘concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born’.
Asked whether there were concerns that her child would be ‘too brown’ and that would be a problem, Meghan said: ‘If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.’
Pushed by Winfrey on who had those conversations, Meghan refused to say, adding: ‘I think that would be very damaging to them.’
She added: ‘That was relayed to me from Harry, those were conversations the family had with him, and I think it was really hard to be able to see those as compartmentalised conversations.’
– Archie’s title
Meghan suggested she and Harry wanted Archie to be a prince so he would have security and be protected.
The duchess expressed her shock at ‘the idea of our son not being safe’, and the idea of the first member of colour in this family, not being titled in the same way as other grandchildren.
Archie, who is seventh in line to the throne, is not entitled to be an HRH or a prince due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by King George V.
He will be entitled to be an HRH or a prince when the Prince of Wales accedes to the throne.
As the first born son of a duke, Archie could have become Earl of Dumbarton – one of Harry’s subsidiary titles – or have been Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, instead at the time of his birth, a royal source said Harry and Meghan had decided he should a regular Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
– The Prince of Wales
The Duke of Sussex said his father the Prince of Wales stopped taking his calls while Harry and Meghan were in Canada ‘because I took matters into my own hands. I needed to do this for my family’. He said Charles wanted him to put his plans in writing.
– The Queen
Harry denied that he had ‘blindsided’ his grandmother Queen with the bombshell statement about stepping down as senior royal.
The duke said he believed the report probably could have come from ‘within the institution’.
– The Duchess of Cambridge
Meghan said Kate made her cry ahead of her wedding. Reports circulated ahead of the Sussexes’ nuptials that Meghan left Kate in tears at Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting.
But Meghan told Winfrey the ‘reverse happened’.
Meghan said she was not sharing the information to be ‘disparaging’, but added it was ‘really important for people to understand the truth’.
‘She’s a good person,’ the duchess added.
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