Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Slammed For Allowing Oprah Tell-All To Air Amid Prince Philip's Health Woes: 'Like Burning The British Flag'

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Aug. 25 2021, Published 10:09 a.m. ET

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Several months have passed since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat down for their interview with Oprah Winfrey, but some still can't get over the poor timing of the televised special, as it aired in March while Prince Philip was hospitalized before his death.

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"What really upset me was when they gave that interview to Oprah, they knew that the Duke of Edinburgh was on his death bed," politician Nigel Farage said on GB News. "Yet they still went ahead."

Royal commentator Robert Jobson agreed.

"I was shocked by that actually. I thought it was deeply unpleasant actually the whole way it was handled," he noted. "I said on air that I thought it was a bit like someone burning the American flag, what they were doing was burning the British flag."

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While the tell-all aired on March 7, it was prerecorded.

On April 9, Prince Philip passed away at age 99. Following the death, the Duke of Sussex released his own statement.

"My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour," Harry shared. "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."

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"He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke," the father-of-two continued. "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."

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"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!'" concluded Harry. "So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself. You will be sorely missed, but always remembered — by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts."

Harry flew from California to the U.K. to attend Philip's funeral on April 17, though Meghan stayed home since she was pregnant with their second child, daughter Lilibet, who was born on June 4.

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