The Palace Is 'Taking Their Time To Work On An Appropriate Statement' Following Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Interview, Royal Expert Claims
It's safe to say Meghan Markle and Prince Harry didn't hold back while speaking with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, March 7. The duo talked about everything from her suicidal thoughts to sharing details about a conversation that took place about Archie's skin tone. So, what will the Palace think of the very candid chat?
"I spent much of this morning on the phone and texts to various aides at the royal households to try and get reaction or comment to the claims made by the couple," royal reporter Omid Scobie told E! News on March 8. "There has, of course, been none from the palace so far but I do understand that they are taking their time to work on an appropriate statement."
"I think we can expect something this week," he added. "What that will say or address is another issue altogether."
Scobie also said people in the U.K. are wondering if the palace will address the racism allegations.
"With Harry making it very clear that it wasn't his grandmother or his grandfather, it leaves a very small pool of individuals, two of which will be the future kings of our country," Scobie shared, referring to Prince Charles and Prince William.
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As for where Harry stands with his brother, he said: "I love William to bits. He's my brother. We've been through hell together. I mean, we have a shared experience. But we — you know, we're on — we're on different paths."
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Meanwhile, Harry noted that his father "stopped taking his calls" when he said he was leaving the royal family.
"It was like, I need to do this for my family," he explained. "This is not a surprise to anybody. It's really sad that it's gotten to this point, but I've got to do something for my own mental health, my wife's, and for Archie's, as well, because I could see where this was headed."
However, the two seem to be talking again.
"There’s a lot to work through there. I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like, and Archie is his grandson, but at the same time, I of course, will always love him, but there’s a lot of hurt that happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship," Harry said about his dad. "But they only know what they know. I have tried to educate them from the process I have been educated."