According to a new book, the Queen Elizabeth wanted to rest on her response to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah Winfrey interview, and not rush into making a statement.
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Queen Elizabeth II did not immediately respond to Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
After a statement had been agreed upon, she chose to “sleep” on her response according to a new royal record.
According to the book, courtiers were unable to respond to several allegations that were made during interviews.
Queen Elizabeth II decided to “sleep” on her response to Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. A new book claims that this was her choice.
According to “Courtiers” by Valentine Low, The Times of London’s royal correspondent Valentine Low (The Times of London), staffers struggled with a response to the March 20,21 interview. This was after the couple made a series of accusations against members of British royal families.
The courtiers had to face another huge challenge less than a week following the Times story: how to handle the Oprah interview. Low stated that there were so many allegations against the couple, including about Meghan’s mental and physical health, security, racism, and security. It was difficult to know where to begin.
Low stated that racism allegations within the British family were still a source for contention.
Low wrote that the private secretaries and communications secaries had lengthy discussions about how to handle the issue, particularly what Low awkwardly called “the R word.” He continued, “That had been brought up by remarks that a member the royal family made about the colour Harry and Meghan’s future child’s skin.”
According to the author staffers made an official statement at 2 p.m. on the day that the interview was broadcast in the United States. However, Buckingham Palace decided to keep silent.
Then, nothing. Because the Queen wanted to sleep on this, the palace was silent. Low stated that she was not going be pressured into saying anything “precipitating”. “It was a reminder of the fact that while courtiers may do the groundwork, final decisions are made only by the royal family.
Buckingham Palace stated in an official statement that it was saddened by the extent of the challenges faced by Harry and Meghan over the past few years.
“The issues raised, especially that of race are concerning. Although some memories may differ, they are taken seriously and will be addressed privately by the family,” the statement said.
Harry and Meghan were harsh critics in the explosive interview. They claimed Markle was “silenced” by the royals and that royals discussed the color of their son’s skin before he was born. Harry claimed in the interview that Markle’s racist reporting by British tabloids was not acknowledged by his family.