If the exclusive interview with Meghan Markle and Harry managed to shake the British monarchy, Prince Philip, on the other hand, was spared the scandal. Indeed, the Duke of Edinburgh was not made aware of the entirety of the Sussex confidences in front of Oprah Winfrey.
The terrible news fell this Friday, April 9, Prince Philip is no more. The Duke of Edinburgh died “peacefully” in the morning “at Windsor Castle”, as mentioned by the British royal family on Twitter. Fortunately, the last moments of Prince Philip were not punctuated by the scandal caused by Meghan Markle and Harry during their exclusive interview broadcast on CBS. Indeed, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was not aware of the entirety of the Sussexes’ confidences in front of Oprah Winfrey. “The family wants him not to know the full extent of the interview,” said Katie Nicholl, an expert on the British monarchy, a few weeks ago.
The reason for such a choice is that the British royal family was very concerned about Prince Philip’s health, and thus wanted to spare him. On February 16, His Royal Highness was hospitalized “after a malaise”. Several weeks of hospitalization followed. During this period, Queen Elizabeth II was not allowed to visit her husband, due to the health crisis.
The forecasts of Meghan Markle and Harry
Even before their explosive interview was projected on the small screen, Meghan Markle and Harry had planned that it would be “postponed”, in case Prince Philip succumbed to his health concerns before its broadcast. The famous face-to-face would therefore have been presented later to viewers and not cancelled. Concerned about the health of his grandfather, Prince Harry then made sure to check on him with Queen Elizabeth II. With the terrible announcement, the Sussexes should soon travel to Britain, and thus find all the members of the royal family, only a few weeks after the controversy.
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