Meghan and Harry Interview: What is Buckingham Palace's reaction and Little Known Facts About
|(L-R) Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England. Neil Mockford | GC Images|
What is Buckingham Palace's reaction after Harry and Meghan's bombshell interview?
Attention has turned to how Buckingham Palace will respond to the bombshell claims made by Prince Harry and Meghan during their interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex aired allegations about racism within the royal family, disregard for their cries for help and how Prince Harry was cut off by his family during the two-hour interview, which has dominated headlines around the world.
The full impact of the revelations remains to be seen, with one royal biographer saying there is "no coming back" for the pair.
So far, there has been a wall of silence from the royal family following the explosive interview given by Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex to Oprah Winfrey in which allegations were made of racism within the palace and a lack of support from the royal family over mental health issues and media intrusion.
The Palace is said to have held "crisis talks," according to British media reports, including the BBC, with senior royals reported to have had urgent discussions over how to limit the fallout from the interview, which saw Harry and Meghan allege that a member of the royal family had questioned what skin tone their then-unborn child might have.
Oprah Winfrey later clarified that the royal who had made the comment was not Queen Elizabeth II or Prince Philip.
Some, like Charles Anson, a former press secretary to the Queen, has told Sky News the palace will be looking for reconciliation and to avoid exacerbating the situation in its response, ABC (Australia) report.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview viewed by 11 million in UK, 17 million in US - making it the biggest TV show in 2021
ITV aired Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, following the two-hour programme’s broadcast in the US, UK on Sunday.
The viewing figures for the much anticipated interview have now been released, with Deadline reporting that an average of 11.1 million viewers tuned in to watch in the UK, making it the most viewed TV show of the year in Britain.
Viewing peaked at 12.4 million, meaning the broadcast was viewed by more than half of people watching television across the UK at that time.
For context, The Masked Singer finale last month was watched by 8.6 million people. In the US, 17.1 million people tuned in for the programme’s CBS broadcast.
The broadcast marked the biggest peak audience for ITV since the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, and topped the viewing figures of the Strictly Come Dancing finale in December.
ITV has also revealed that the interview has been streamed by 2.2 million people on ITV Hub.
Prince Charles had stopped taking Harry calls - still had a good relationship with the Queen
uring the Winfrey interview, Prince Harry said he had been cut off from his father, both emotionally and financially.
He said Prince Charles had stopped taking his calls at one point and the relationship was still being repaired.
"There's a lot to work through there," he said.
"I feel really let down because he's been through something similar.
"He knows what pain feels like and Archie is his grandson.
Of course, I will always love him, but there's a lot of hurt that's happened.
"And I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try to heal that relationship."
Prince Harry said he was also cut off financially from his family.
After losing his security detail after stepping down as a working royal, Prince Harry said he was forced to use the inheritance his mother had left him to look after his wife and child.
However, Prince Harry said he still had a good relationship with his grandmother, the Queen.
Oprah Wasn’t Wearing an Ankle Monitor
During Winfrey’s bombshell interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on March 7, 2021, some took to social media to report they believed they saw evidence that Winfrey was wearing one. Oprah Winfrey wore a GPS ankle monitor during her interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
Followers of the QAnon conspiracy cult frequently claim to see GPS-monitoring ankle bracelets on high-profile political figures and celebrities, and Oprah Winfrey is no exception. During Winfrey’s bombshell interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on March 7, 2021, some took to social media to report they believed they saw evidence that Winfrey was wearing one.
Fact Check: But Winfrey wasn’t wearing an ankle monitor, nor is she being GPS-tracked by a fictional “Q” character and a former president. She was wearing long, brown leather boots, and the bump that people saw was simply a crease in the material when she sat with her legs crossed.
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