Prince Charles supposedly wanted to address some of his son Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview claims “point by point” in a more “detailed” palace response.
- A royal expert has claimed that Prince Charles wished to address some of Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview claims "point by point".
- The Prince of Wales and Prince William were reportedly “keen to correct” some of the things that were said by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
- In other royal news, the Middletons are Prince William’s "anchor" and provide a "sense of normality", royal expert claims.
Prince Charles reportedly wished to respond in more "detail" to his son Prince Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan Markle's recent “tell-all” interview with Oprah Winfrey. During the special, the couple opened up on royal life and made a series of shocking revelations. Duchess Meghan claimed that an unnamed member of the Royal Family commented on their son Archie’s skin color before he was born.
Whilst Prince Harry alleged that his father Prince Charles stopped taking his calls after he and Meghan spoke of their intention to step back as senior members of the Royal Family last year. The Sussexes have since confirmed they are not returning as working royals as they embrace their new life in California.
Following the interview airing, Buckingham Palace issued an official statement in response. It declared that: 'The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members.
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Now royal expert Katie Nicholl has suggested that Prince Charles actually wished to address Harry and Meghan’s interview claims “point by point’ in a more “detailed” official palace response.
As reported by ET, Katie stated: "My understanding is that Prince Charles did want to issue a more detailed statement [in response] to the Oprah interview and possibly address some of those issues point by point.
“But there was an evening to think about things and in the end, it was decided that a shorter statement would be better,” she revealed.
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Katie spoke of how it was thought that “going at things point by point could be potentially more damaging and give more ammunition for the row to continue”.
"I think Prince Charles and Prince William were keen to correct some of the things that the couple had said,” she explained.
Since the astonishing Oprah interview aired, Prince Harry has reportedly spoken to his father and brother, though these talks are believed to have been “not productive”.
Despite this, reports also suggested that they were “glad” to have started a conversation.
Emma is Senior Lifestyle Writer for Goodto.com, womanandhome.com and Myimperfectlife.com and she loves sharing the latest lifestyle, royal, celebrity and entertainment news. Before joining Future, previously TI Media, Emma was a Freelance Editor and before that a Publisher for an independent digital publisher. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!
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