The Queen will “ignore” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey, it has been reported.
Harry and Meghan’s televised talk with the famous talk show host that fueled tension within the monarchy will air on Sunday night in the US before it airs on ITV on Monday.
The Sunday Times reported the monarch would not see the program and instead focus on national issues, while the newspaper said royal courtiers branded the interview a “circus”.
Meanwhile, the Sunday Express reported that the Queen’s thoughts are “only on duty and Philip”.
In excerpts from the Oprah Winfrey interview published in recent days, Meghan criticized the pressures she faced as a working queen, saying it was “liberating” to a request for an interview with the US “Yes “To be able to say chat show host.
She accused The Firm – as the royal family is sometimes called – of maintaining “falsehoods” about her and Harry.
The Sunday Times reported that royal advisors “are ready to return the favor with new revelations about the couple’s behavior when the monarchy is attacked”.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the reports.
Some members of the royal family will be featured on a BBC One broadcast a few hours before Harry and Meghan in their own TV special on Sunday night.
The Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex – will appear on the recorded show entitled “A Celebration for Commonwealth Day” which takes place on Monday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are interviewed on a video call with Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba of South Africa, a frontline health advocate for the rights of health workers, will speak as the Prince of Wales will pay tribute to the “extraordinary determination, courage and honor” creativity “of the people of the Commonwealth during the Covid crisis in a speech at Westminster Abbey.
It was last March on Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey when the Sussexes were last seen with their family, and were seated near the Queen, Charles, Camilla and William and Kate.
A few months earlier, they had sent shock waves across the monarchy by announcing they would be stepping down as working royals.
Buckingham Palace could also question the Duchess of Cambridge in its investigation into allegations of bullying against Meghan, according to the Sunday Mirror, which claimed aides would call Kate as a witness.
Meghan is accused of having evicted two personal assistants and the employees have been “humiliated” several times. The Sun reported the investigation will focus on the Sussexes’ Australian tour in 2018.
Past and present employees were invited to speak in confidence about their experiences working for the Duchess. She replied that she was “saddened by this recent attack on her character”.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, remains in King Edward VII’s private hospital in London, to which he was returned on Friday after a successful procedure for pre-existing heart disease at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London on Wednesday.
The Duke, the country’s longest-serving wife, spent 19 nights in the hospital – his longest stay ever.
The Sussexes have been told to postpone the Sunday broadcast out of respect for Philip.