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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!

Do you think Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview was a mistake or the right thing to do? Share your thoughts in the comments.

  • I just wonder why they had to go on Oprah’s show in the US to discuss it. If you wanted privacy you surely wouldn’t do an interview like this?

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  • This is something that happens in all families. I’m sorry that Harry is filled with regret but I hope he can mend fences. I just hope that Harry can forgive himself and mend fences with the Queen.

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  • I really feel for Harry. I’m not sure what else to say!

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  • I think it’s constantly about publicity. Prince Philip was 99 so it wouldn’t take a genius to know he was not long for this world. Glad Harry went back for the funeral though. That might heal a little.

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  • I feel sad by everything thats happened and things that were said and weren’t said between the family, I hope they can put everything aside and move forward.

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  • I prefer them to keep family secrets rather than sharing around the world.

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  • I was a fan of Harry and Meghan and loved their wedding. However, I have been saddened at the fallout since. I did watch the Oprah interview and felt many things — that the timing was wrong, that they shouldn’t have done it, that they’ve caused serious damage to Harry’s family… all things that the Royals cannot respond to in the way they should. And I think Harry will now suffer more with the death of his Grandfather, the Queen’s looming celebrations, Diana memorial, etc. It has saddened me greatly, but then Harry has always been the rebel and able to act out and do what he wants so I guess this is true to form.

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  • I do wish that prior to this interview with Oprah, prior to walking away from the ‘Firm’, and prior to taking umbrage at so many things that this couple had done a little bit of research. They might have found out that people who were trying to help them were not anti Meghan or Harry, or trying to hurt them or even annoy them. That Archie was never going to be a ‘Prince’ until after the Queen died but had they stayed in England then the ‘Firm’ would have paid for his and their security. So very many things they complained about in the interview is common knowledge if you check out the way the ‘Firm’/Royal protocol works. Why would anyone get married before checking all these things out?

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  • I think there are many things they should have discussed with the family rather then airing to the world.

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  • I have no interest In Their business

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  • Why is this even news? They should keep their affairs, thoughts and opinions to themselves.

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  • Ok have your say but as for family matters they should be kept private

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  • I haven’t followed the interview or this matter at all, but in general I think there’s nothing wrong with sharing your feelings.

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  • They did the interview to explain themselves and their side of the story. I honestly love prince Harry, and he is just trying to stand up for and support his wife and children, but I feel as though this woman has brainwashed him. Harry always was the rebel to some degree, but Meghan sure has had a massive impact on his actions.

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  • I am getting very tired of this disfunctional and irrelevant family. Yes, they were entitled to their say, and to do it the best way they could. And the rest of us are entitled to be disinterested.

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