Her Majesty The Queen and Buckingham Palace officials remain in crisis talks over how to respond to claims made by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their interview with Oprah Winfrey. It is reported that The Queen wants more time to respond as she reportedly ‘refuses to sign off’ a Palace statement.
It is also believed that The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge are involved with the crisis talks. The Palace has been thrown into turmoil since the interview aired on Sunday night in the United States, with allegations from Harry and Meghan of racism within the institution.
According to The Times, a statement from the Palace indicating The Royal Family’s love and concern for Harry and Meghan has been halted. The statement was also expected to comment on the damning allegations.
The Telegraph reported that it was agreed that any talks surrounding the interview must be coordinated by The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William. It is said that The Queen wants more time to think about her response before issuing any statements.
This is the biggest crisis The Royal Family and the Monarchy has faced in a number of decades.
‘Oprah with Meghan and Harry’ aired in the United States on Sunday evening and it is estimated that 17 million people watched the broadcast. The interview aired in the United Kingdom on Monday night on ITV and early indications show that over 11 million people watched.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to comment on the interview only commenting, “I have the highest admiration for The Queen. I’ve spent a long time not commenting on Royal Family matters and I don’t intend to depart from that today.”
The White House praised The Duchess of Sussex’s “courage” while Hilary Clinton condemned the British media’s “outrageous cruelty” towards Meghan.
Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, appeared on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday and told hosts that he “does not think the British Royal Family are racists at all.”
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