Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey raised eyebrows due to the revelations they shared during the tell-all. According to a royal expert, if the Queen Mother were alive, she would be among those who wouldn't approve of the Sussexes' move.
Queen Mother Would Ignore Meghan Markle, Prince Harry For Their Interview With Oprah Winfrey?
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was well-known for the royal adage "never complain, never explain," which the royal family has lived by for generations, including the late royal, Queen Elizabeth. In her final years, she was referred to as "the best loved royal" due to her decades of public service.
However, behind palace walls, her staff was aware that she avoided familiar subjects she didn't want to speak or discuss. He mastered the said ability that she was dubbed "the imperial ostrich" for "sticking her head in the sand" to avoid difficult conversations, Mirror reported.
Thus, royal expert Hugo Vickers was convinced that she would be "so disappointed" with what her great-grandson and his wife did.
"I think the Queen Mother would have been absolutely horrified in regards to Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah. Fundamentally a lot of things that were said in there that were not true and very easy to disprove. I'm sure she would be very unhappy," Vickers told The Sun.
"The Queen Mother was always someone who if she were unhappy or saw something she didn't like she would just blank it out and just wouldn't refer to it. It didn't happen or the person didn't exist."
He continued, "This was the attitude towards the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - she just didn't bother with them. They just didn't exist to her at all. I think that’s how she would also feel about Meghan and Harry - they would be ignored, they would be blanked. You wouldn’t have been able to get much out of her about what she thought about them."
Author William Shawcross seemingly echoed the same sentiment.
"[The Queen Mother] wouldn't acknowledge, let alone confront, disagreeableness within the family," he said.
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Could Worsen Already Strained Relationship With The Royal Family?
Several royal experts voiced concerns over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's upcoming projects — their docuseries with Netflix and his upcoming memoir coming out early next year. There are rumors that they wanted to stall both projects to edit the content and make it softer for the royal family.
However, some sources, including royal biographer Omid Scobie denied the rumor, saying Prince Harry didn't make any changes in her anticipated book Spare.
Since Prince Harry's book is his personal account of his life from his childhood years, no matter how careful he is, there is a risk that the members of his family might not like it, according to Scobie. Some believed that Prince Harry would not intentionally hurt his family.
Prince Harry's anticipated book will be out on Jan. 10, 2023. Meanwhile, some sources claimed that Netflix will drop their docuseries next month after The Crown Season 5.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.