Sources close to Meghan and Harry say the pair have expressed deep regret over their explosive interview in the wake of Prince Philip’s death.
It was the most talked-about royal interview in recent history, but it appears that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan and Harry, are feeling some regret over their decision. With his grandfather passing away last week, Prince Harry, in particular, is said to be struggling with guilt over some aspects of the Oprah interview, not least the timing.
A source who claims to be close to the couple told Heat Magazine that they felt pressured to go public after their heavily scrutinised split from the royal family.
“They needed to have their say, and they couldn’t see any other way to do it,” the source said.
“Harry and Meghan’s love and respect for Prince Philip and the Queen was never in doubt.”
Shortly after the Duke of Edinburgh’s death was announced, the couple’s website for their foundation Archewell was updated paying tribute to the 99 year old.
“In loving memory of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021. Thank you for all your service…you will be greatly missed.”
Prince Harry later shared his own personal tribute to his grandfather and the important role he had played throughout his life.
“He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm — and also because you never knew what he might say next,” the Prince wrote.
“He will be remembered as the longest-reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.”
He went on to acknowledge the Duke’s dedication in his role as husband.
“He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, ‘Oh do get on with it!'”
Prince Harry has arrived in London ahead of the funeral which is to take place on Saturday, however Meghan remains in the US on the advice of doctors.
We certainly hope that the pair can find a way to smooth things over with the family!
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