The Queen was all smiles as she appeared via video link today for an audience at Buckingham Palace despite private anguish she will be suffering in the wake of yet another explosive TV interview by her grandson Prince Harry.
The Duke of Sussex used his new Apple TV+ series to drop another nuclear ‘truth bomb’ on his British relatives, accusing them of ‘total silence’ and ‘neglect’ when Meghan was suicidal, claiming his father Prince Charles made him ‘suffer’ as a child and insisting he would not be ‘bullied into silence’ when he alleged ‘The Firm’ ‘trapped’, smeared and dumped them.
The all-out attack on the Windsors will cause fury at Buckingham Palace and leave a ‘huge gulf’ between the ‘erratic’ Sussexes and his family because they have ignored the Queen’s warning to deal with their rift privately, royal commentators said today.
But the Queen brushed aside any personal ill feelings to carry out a royal engagement via videolink from Windsor Castle.
The Queen was all smiles as she appeared via video link today for an audience at Buckingham Palace despite the private anguish the Royal Family is suffering in the wake of yet another explosive TV interview by Prince Harry. Pictured, the Queen today
The Duke of Sussex used his new Apple TV+ series to drop another nuclear ‘truth bomb’ on his British relatives, pictured
The Queen beamed widely as she virtually welcomed the new Singapore High Commissioner, Lim Thuan Kuan, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission.
She appeared via videolink from Windsor Castle, where she has spent most of the last year, while the dignitary was at Buckingham Palace.
The monarch also welcomed the new Uruguayan Ambassador, His Excellency Dr. Cesar Rodriguez-Zavalla, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence.
Dressed in a flattering pastel pink ensemble, Her Majesty smiled broadly as she spoke to the dignitaries over video.
It comes just hours after Prince Harry’s new mental health documentary series premiered on AppleTV+.
In candid interviews with Oprah Winfrey on his new five-part show, The Me You Can’t See, the Duke of Sussex said he and his wife felt abandoned by his relatives and this was one of their ‘biggest reasons’ for leaving for California last year.
The Queen beamed widely as she virtually welcomed the new Singapore High Commissioner, Lim Thuan Kuan, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission, pictured
The Queen also welcomed the new Uruguayan Ambassador, His Excellency Dr. Cesar Rodriguez-Zavalla, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence
He told Oprah: ‘Certainly now I will never be bullied into silence’, adding: ‘I thought my family would help, but every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, just got met with total silence, total neglect. We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job. But Meghan was struggling.’
He added: ‘That feeling of being trapped within the family, there was no option to leave. Eventually when I made that decision for my family, I was still told, ‘You can’t do this’, And it’s like, ‘Well how bad does it have to get until I am allowed to do this?’. She [Meghan] was going to end her life. It shouldn’t have to get to that.’
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said said there is now ‘clearly a huge gulf between the Royal Family and the Sussexes’, while Harry’s biographer Angela Levin calling his appearance ‘phoney and embarrassing’.
‘The Queen urged that the issues be dealt with privately as a family. Meghan and Harry don’t seem to be heeding that at all,’ Richard said.
‘The other problem is that when you’re dealing with a couple who are erratic, you don’t know what’s coming’.
Harry says he and Meghan were bullied and trapped by the Royal Family who tried to stop them leaving for America
Royal biographer Angela Levin says Prince Charles will be particularly hurt by Harry’s repeated criticism of his parenting, and Harry’s claims he was made to ‘suffer’.
She said: ‘Harry seems to be stuck in this and some of the things he said about his father, for example… that he didn’t have it very good as a child, therefore Harry and William must have it too.
‘I find that extremely hard to believe because Prince Charles did his absolute best. Maybe he wasn’t the best parent but I don’t know many people who are perfect parents.
She added: ‘I watched it all and I felt so embarrassed that he would go through this’.
The Apple TV series was released in full online just four hours after his brother Prince William issued an extraordinary attack on the BBC for ruining Princess Diana’s life after her Panorama interview with ‘rogue reporter’ Martin Bashir in 1995.
But despite a judge-led inquiry yesterday finally confirming their mother was deceived into doing the show her friends say began a chain of events leading directly to her death in Paris less than two years later, Harry launched yet another full-frontal attack on the Royal Family, who are private exasperated and upset about his constant ‘pot shots’ from across the Atlantic but are unable to respond publicly.