The Royal Family is still reeling from the fallout from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. However, they are now calling for a truce. The family wishes to focus on honoring Prince Philip after his passing at the age of 99. Harry is heading home for the first time since moving to California to attend the funeral. According to royal biographer Penny Junor, this could be his chance to attempt to repair the damage from the interview.
Royal Family orders a truce
As Prince Harry arrives in the UK to attend Philip’s funeral, the Royal Family has ordered a truce over Oprah’s interview. He wishes to be by his family’s side to bid farewell to Prince Philip, who died peacefully on Friday. This is a significant reunion, as it is Harry’s first UK trip since leaving for California with his wife, Meghan Markle.
Harry and Meghan have spent the pandemic in the US, but last month gave an explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey. Damaging claims were made by the pair, including racism over their son Archie’s potential color at birth. Meanwhile, Meghan claimed she was on the verge of suicide. She claimed that no one would help her with her mental health while in the palace.
Prince Harry’s best chance to repair the damage from the interview
On Saturday, royal biographer Penny Junor spoke about Harry’s visit. She said she believes the sad event could be Prince Harry’s best chance to repair the damage caused by the interview. Reportedly, Prince Philip believed Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah was “madness.” However, the Sun reports that the Royal Family has called for a truce over the scandals raised by the interview.
The family wishes to instead focus on honoring Prince Philip. The insider continued, saying conversations “will be private” and the focus is to be on emotional matters of “dealing with a father and a grandfather.”
Prince Philip in hospital
During March, Prince Philip spent time in hospital recovering from an infection and heart surgery. While this was ongoing, Harry chose to stay in California, but had a private jet on the ready should he need to fly home.
As previously reported, efforts were made to protect Philip from the fallout of the Oprah with Meghan and Harry. More recently, CBS host Gayle King had spoken on Harry and Meghan’s plans, should Philip have died in hospital.
Since that time, Prince Harry and Meghan have paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh on their official website. They replaced the home page of the Archewell charitable foundation with a message. It reads: “In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. 1921-2021.” The couple added the words, “Thank you for your service. You will be greatly missed.”
No doubt, the Royal Family will circle the wagons to protect their own, while attending the funeral and focusing on honoring the loss of Prince Philip.