Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey has the royal family scrambling to save face.
Thought it was reported that the brood wouldn't be tuning in to watch the TV special, Daily Express editor Richard Palmer claimed the family is currently in the middle of "crisis talks" to figure out the best way to handle the fallout.
"Plenty to write and not much time to tweet today. Crisis meetings continue in the Royal Household," tweeted Palmer. "Every single person authorised to speak to the media has their phone switched off, as far as I can tell. And it’s not just me they aren’t taking calls from."
During their talk with Winfrey, Harry admitted he felt "trapped" by the royal institution, while the former actress stated she was denied any help after she asked to receive treatment for her deteriorating mental health.
Harry also claimed the royal family's "lack of support and lack of understanding" is what ultimately led to him and Meghan stepping down and moving to America.
In particular, he confessed he was disappointed by his father Prince Charles' behavior, noting that for a period of time, Charles wouldn't answer his phone calls. "There’s a lot to work through there," Harry admitted. I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like."
Added Harry: "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."
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One of the most shocking moments of the interview came when Meghan discussed her time while pregnant with Archie. The mom-of-one claimed there were "concerns or conversations about how dark [Archie's] skin might be," explaining that though she wasn't present for the conversations, Harry was.
Neither Harry nor Meghan would identify who was involved in the controversy, as the latter noted it would be too "damaging" to do so. However, Winfrey revealed the day after the interview that Queen Elizabeth II and husband Prince Philip were not involved.
One editor noted that the royal family could sue for libel if the couple don't identify who they were talking about, which made Palmer tweet, "Similarly, one or two royal correspondents have wondered if there might be grounds for legal action against the couple after some of the wild statements they have made in the past few years."