The most ‘shocking’ moments in last night’s interview between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey.
Following the interview, Graham Smith, of Anti-monarchy group Republic said:
“The monarchy has just been hit by its worst crisis since the abdication in 1936. Whether for the sake of Britain or for the sake of the younger royals this rotten institution needs to go.
“Some people will say ‘well you would say that’, but this interview has only served to highlight what a lot of people have known for years: the monarchy is rotten to the core and does not reflect British values.
“Most people in the UK don’t give a second thought to the royals, they’re just not that interested. The monarchy is tolerated because of a carefully managed but dishonest image that’s been created over the past few decades.
“Now people are getting a much clearer picture of what the monarchy is really like. And it doesn’t look good.”
Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their visit to the DogPatch labs, Custom House Quay, Dublin in July 2018
It is understood that Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales were not aware of the content of Harry and Meghan’s personal statement before it was issued.
The couple said they will work to become financially independent while continuing to “fully support” the Queen.
But a palace spokeswoman said: “Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage.
…Harry and William received more than £5m from their father, Prince Charles, last year.
It was not immediately clear how Harry and Meghan would achieve financial independence, although last year it was reported that Harry would be executive producer of a documentary on mental health with Oprah Winfrey, for Apple’s video streaming service….
Great to chat with Meghan Markle, Duchess Of Sussex, about Repeal and the importance of her feminist activism. So important to have people in her position championing women’s rights. Total sounder! pic.twitter.com/Vjdquo45CP
Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the couple’s first official visit to Ireland.
Britain’s Prince Harry,and Meghan Markle, in a forest green top and skirt by Givenchy and bag by Strathberry, arrive for a two-day visit to Ireland, the couple’s first foreign trip since they were married in May.