The family is "pretty appalled" by the idea of the interview being broadcasted while Prince Philip lies in the hospital, Royal sources said
Just yesterday CBS released the first look of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all interview with Oprah and it was already making headlines. Senior royal sources now say that the family is "pretty appalled" by the idea of the interview being broadcasted while Prince Philip lies in the hospital, reported the sun UK.
Reports further suggested that the interview won't be canceled even if the prince's condition worsens. Producers are reportedly refusing to cancel or delay the broadcast of the “tell-all” chat. An insider claimed that it has the potential to detonate a “diplomatic bomb” if Prince Philip's health worsens. He has been in the hospital for a fortnight and is being treated for an infection. It was reported that he was moved to St. Bartholomew’s, London, for testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition.
The interview was already a matter of concern to the royal family due to the kind of information that may be revealed in it. In the preview clips, Prince Harry can be heard saying, "you know for me, I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you, with my wife by my side. Because I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for her, going through this process by herself. All those years ago. Because it's been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other." Markle nods in agreement. Winfrey then asks her "Were you silent, or were you silenced?". In another clip, Winfrey says, "I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that is off-limits," and "You've said some pretty shocking things here. Wait, hold up, wait a minute."
Royal watchers agreed that the interview must be shelved until Prince Philip is out of danger. Penny Junor, who wrote Prince Harry, Brother, Soldier, Son, said, “It’s bad timing when they’re going to be saying ‘poor us’.” While a senior royal source asked, “Why are they doing it?”. It has also been reported that the Queen was "blindsided" by Harry and Meghan's announcement of the "tell-all" interview with Oprah. The royal couple had apparently not informed the monarch of their plans before revealing it publicly. She only learned of it when CBS hurriedly issued a statement, reported the Sun Uk.