Prince Philip would have had some fruity words to say about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, a royal expert insists.
Although the Duke of Edinburgh was in hospital at the time, the Queen would have kept him updated on family matters, the Spiegel reports.
And royal expert Roya Nikkhah says he wasn’t shy about passing judgment.
Speaking to Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, she said, “We hear from people close to The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh that she still discusses family matters with him and still sees him behind the scenes as the head of the family.
“The character who is Prince Philip, I don’t think for a second that he hasn’t read the newspapers in the hospital.
“I suppose he would have known a lot what was going on. I think he would have had some fruity words to say about the Oprah interview, let’s put it this way.”
During the program, Spiegel’s royal editor Russell Myers added, “Prince Philip probably wanted to hit a couple of heads, as I can imagine. He’s not for any nonsense.
“I’m sure his advice would be,” Everyone needs to calm down and stop sniffing at each other. “
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, believes Philip may have compared Harry to his mother, Princess Diana.
She said, “(Prince Philip) ran a run-in with Diana towards the end of her life, so you can imagine what he might have said.”
Another claim the couple made in their interview was that Meghan was denied sanity aid after saying she had “suicidal thoughts”.
Roya says she was confused by the comments since Harry is so passionate about the subject.
She said, “Harry is the most educated and enlightened person about mental health I have met for many years.
“He’s attached to every single organization [mental health] at his fingertips. He talks to them all the time. He knows about mental health. That’s why I was so impressed and confused by the comments he made in the interview that he didn’t know where to turn. “