Royal Family Crisis: The Queen holds emergency talks after Harry and Meghan’s tense interview
The Queen demands more crisis talks with Prince Charles and Prince William after Harry and Meghan’s shocking interview.
- Queen Elizabeth II held crisis talks with senior royals after Harry and Meghan’s March 7 interview with Oprah Winfrey.
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle accused the Royal Family of racism, failing to support them, and planning to prevent their son Archie from receiving a title.
- Buckingham Palace is yet to present a statement responding to the allegations.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle startled the whole world with their shocking revelations during their Sunday CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey. What’s more, they managed to startle the Royal Family, including the Queen.
As Daily Mail reports, Queen Elizabeth II “refuses to sign off Palace response” to her grandson’s and his wife’s unexpected accusations. She has reportedly spent a whole day in crisis talks with Prince Charles and Prince William regarding the March 7 interview, which left the Royal Family paralyzed with “horror and dismay.”
According to Buckingham Palace insiders, the Royal Family is currently experiencing “intense personal shock and sadness,” triggered by Prince Harry and Meghan’s allegations. It was also mentioned that the Duke of Sussex had just pressed the “nuclear button on his own family.”
Following the scandalous statements Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made on Sunday, the Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince William took a whole day to discuss their response.
During their CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey, the young family accused a Royal Family member, whose name was not revealed, of racism. This shocking claim was related to the same relative suggesting little Archie might be too “dark.”
Harry and his wife also revealed they had been driven out of Britain, partially provoked by the racism the Royal Family treated their child and Meghan with. Besides, Prince Harry was financially cut off immediately after they announced their intentions of stepping back as senior royals.
Still, one of the most chilling accusations was that the Palace failed to support Markle while struggling with suicidal thoughts. She shared that her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, made her cry. Meanwhile, other senior royals had planned to leave her son without a title or protection. She told Oprah that “they didn’t want him to be a prince.”
“Harry is blowing up his family.”
Shortly after the interview blew up the media, ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship tweeted:
“Harry and Meghan loaded up a plane and dropped bomb after heavy bomb on Buckingham Palace in their Oprah interview. We wait to see how the Palace will respond to their claims.”
Responding to Ship’s publication, Lord Zac Goldsmith, a senior Government minister, posted:
“Not ‘Buckingham Palace’ – Harry’s family. Harry is blowing up his family.”
Not ‘Buckingham Palace’ – Harry’s family. Harry is blowing up his family.
“What Meghan wants, Meghan gets”. https://t.co/2ui5anDvpg
— Zac Goldsmith (@ZacGoldsmith) March 8, 2021
The Buckingham Palace is expected to present a statement highlighting the Royal Family’s love for the couple.
The official response will allegedly intend to avoid any further tensions. However, the Queen was reportedly not willing to rush such a statement without careful consideration.
Since the Palace was not informed about Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to hold an interview with Oprah Winfrey when it was first announced last month, they had been expecting the worst.
Assistants had to promptly prepare briefings from members of the Royal Family, agreeing that the Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince William should be on the same page regarding the issue. Emergency meetings between Queen Elizabeth II and senior royals, as well as senior officials, were held shortly after the unpleasantly-surprising interview.
Amongst the most damaging accusations the Royal Family must now respond to, are that they did not support the young family, and they tried to prevent their son Archie from having a title, due to his mixed-race heritage.
As for the allegation that Kate Middleton made the Duchess of Sussex cry, Meghan explained that her sister-in-law later apologized and “owned” her mistake. She commented:
“She did what I would do if I hurt someone. Just take accountability for it.”
The White House supported the couple’s decision to speak out.
A spokesman for the White House claimed it took “courage” for Meghan to open up about the mental health struggles she experienced while living in the Palace.
On the contrary, UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to comment on Prince Harry and Markle’s allegations. At his recent COVID press conference, Johnson said:
“The best thing I can say is that I’ve always had the highest admiration for the Queen and the unifying role she plays. And as for all other matters to do with the Royal Family I’ve spent a long time now not commenting on Royal Family matters and I don’t intend to today.”
However, Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the country’s Labour Party, did not hesitate to comment. He stated:
“The issues that Meghan has raised of racism and mental health are really serious issues. It is a reminder that too many people experience racism in 21st century Britain. We have to take that very, very seriously. Nobody, but nobody, should be prejudiced (against) because of the colour of their skin or because of their mental health issues.”