Queen Elizabeth responded quickly to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, but it has been reported that she did not watch the full interview. She was, however, fully briefed on it by “palace aides,” via the Daily Mail. The queen’s statement (via USA Today) expressed that “the whole family” was “saddened” after hearing the challenges that Harry and Meghan faced over “the last few years.” The statement also expressed serious concern over the “issues raised, particularly that of race,” and vowed to get to address these concerns “privately.” In closing, the queen made sure to note that her grandson, her granddaughter-in-law, and her great-grandson were all and would always be “much loved family members.”
As time goes on, more details about what’s been going on behind-the-scenes have been released via sources close to the palace — and sources close to Harry and Meghan. For instance, Gayle King revealed that she had spoken to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, telling viewers of CBS This Morning that a conversation had taken place between Harry and his brother, Prince William, and their father, Prince Charles. King said that the “conversations were not productive.” Now, a source connected to the palace has shared what things have looked like for the queen since the interview aired. Read on to find out more.
Queen Elizabeth has reportedly been very busy since Harry and Meghan's interview aired
Queen Elizabeth has reportedly been working diligently to get to the bottom of the claims made by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their sit-down with Oprah Winfrey. A source told Us Weekly that the queen “has barely had any time to herself since the interview and has been in constant crisis meetings.” The source went on to say, “The queen has always had a soft spot for Harry,” adding that she’s “incredibly hurt and shocked that it has come to this.” Unsurprisingly, this has been a very emotional time for the entire royal family, but it’s also been a challenge due to the nature of how everything has come out publicly.
The source added that the queen is “trying to be understanding and see things from Harry’s perspective” but it just hasn’t been easy. “The interview has wreaked havoc on the royal family,” the source explained. Queen Elizabeth has had a fairly tough year outside of what’s going on with her grandson. Her husband, Prince Philip, was hospitalized for nearly one month, according to BBC, which also took a toll. Philip was released from the hospital and is “said to be in good spirits” while resting at home. And, of course, the world is still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, which has kept the queen from being around her loved ones for several months.
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