The Queen falls asleep responding to Harry, Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey: book

  • Queen Elizabeth II did not immediately respond to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
  • She chose to “sleep” over her response after agreeing to a statement, according to a new royal book.
  • The writers said courtiers struggled to respond due to several allegations made during the interview.

Queen Elizabeth II chose to “sleep” over her response to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, a new book claims.

according to “Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown” by The Times of London royal correspondent Valentine Law, Staff struggled to craft a response to the March 2021 interview after the couple A wave of allegations were directed against members of the British royal family.

The book was released in the UK on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth II on June 24, 2015.

According to Valentine Law, the royal staff worked to craft a response to Harry and Meghan’s allegations.

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Less than a week after The Times story, the courtiers faced another massive challenge: how to handle Oprah’s interview. There were so many allegations from the couple – about racism, about security, about Meghan’s mental health – that it was hard to tell where Get started,” Lu wrote.

Lu said allegations of racism within the British family remained a source of contention.

Law wrote: “The private and communications secretaries were having long discussions about how to deal with this issue, especially what one strangely called the ‘R-word.’” He continued, “This came due to statements supposedly made by a member of the royal family about the skin color of baby Harry. The future Megan.

According to the author, staff released an official statement around 2pm the day after the first interview in the US, but Buckingham Palace chose to remain silent.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the 2017 Invictus Games.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made several deadly allegations against the British royal family in March 2021.

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“Then precisely then nothing happened. The palace remained completely silent, because the Queen decided she wanted to sleep on it. She would not be in a hurry to say anything hasty,” Lu wrote. “It was a reminder that while the courtiers may do all the essential work, the final decisions are made by the royal family.”

Lu concluded, “At the age of ninety-four, the Queen was still largely responsible. The four-sentence manifesto was finally issued just before 5:30 p.m. the following day.”

“The entire family is saddened to learn the full extent of how difficult the past few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” Buckingham Palace said in its official statement.

“The issues raised, particularly those related to race, are of concern. While some memories may differ, they are taken very seriously and will be taken up by the family in private,” the statement continued.

In the bombshell interview, Harry and Meghan drew sharp criticism. The Markle couple claimed He was “silenced” by the royal family, They claimed that members of the royal family They discussed how dark their son’s skin would be before he was born. During the interview, Harry also claimed that his family She never acknowledged the racist coverage of Markle in British newspapers.

interview too The split between Prince William and Prince Harry has deepenedWho was he involved in a reported public dispute,

after the interview, Prince William denied allegations of racism by British journalists He also confirmed that he did not speak to his brother after the interview.

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