The House of Windsor are preparing to ‘hide behind the curtain’ when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with celebrated American talk show Queen Oprah Winfrey is broadcast to millions ,it has been claimed. The prime-time discussion, which controversially ‘blindsided’ the Queen after her grandson chose not to inform her of the sit down ‘tell all’, will make ‘pure gold’ when it airs this month. The chat show host prepared for the interview at her home in Hawaii before flying into California, where she also owns a second property in Montecito a short drive from the couple, on her £50million private jet. Oprah, who attended the Sussexes’ wedding and has been a firm supporter of their decision to leave Britain, was with the couple just hours before they released their statement, having filmed the discussion.
According to a royal source “Oprah is skilled at getting people to talk about their feelings and bound to take them down a path they will almost certainly regret. It is also believed that that when the couple started dating, Meghan felt she had lost her voice. Having an institutional voice within the royal family wasn’t enough. In stark contrast to the glamorous meeting,Harry’s grandfather, Prince Philip, remains in hospital, and was visited by a teary eyed Prince Charles , with the 99-year-old expected to continue to be monitored and encouraged to rest. The interview with Oprah is due to be aired on Sunday March 7,and a person close to the Sussexes said that Meghan believes the prime-time broadcast gives her the ‘loudest way she’ll get her voice back’.Another source said ‘The pair are clearly very close to Oprah and the fact she’s been with them at such an intense time has given her a unique insight into the rift with the royals.
Last month,It was confirmed the couple would not return as working royals and would have to give up honorary military appointments and patronages. The palace said they would no longer continue with the duties that come with a life of public service -but the couple retorted in a statement that ‘service is universal’,which Royal sources called ‘horribly disrespectful’ and ”you can’t line your pockets while undertaking official duties’.
Reports said that Prince Williams had been left ‘really sad and genuinely gobsmacked’ by his brother’s behaviour but was determined their relationship ‘will heal in time’
Author: Linda .R. Jones