The couple granted a first-time interview after the death of Harry’s grandfather, Prince Philip. The sit-down touched on many topics, including the Oprah interview that Harry and Markle had a few months ago.
It seems like the royal household has gotten good at dropping vague and subtle advice for the former royals, especially on how to handle media publicity.
Keep scrolling below for more information on what was discussed during the interview.
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Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, discussed with The Telegraph, and had some interesting pointers for Harry and Markle.
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During the sit-down, the interviewer asked the couple what they thought about interview with Oprah.
“Oprah who?” Edward said with a coy smile on his face.
“Yes. What interview?” Sophie asked too.
The interviewing journalist, Camilla Tominey then decided to take the discussion through a different direction. She immediately brought up the time Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury did not know who Oprah Winfrey was.
“You know if you are not into chat shows, there’s no reason why you should know who she is. Certainly not in this country anyway,” Sophie replied.
A Subtle Advice For The Former Royals
Prince Edward and Sophie continued by explaining that media attention mostly falls on the younger generations in the royal family.
For this reason, they believe that the media naturally looks for people in the royal household to fill a void. Especially when the object of their attention is no longer in reach.
They also mentioned that always being in the spotlight is good for the family and its organisations because it helps to improve awareness.
Finally, the couple who spoke from experience, said that the media in a way, helps to make the work that the royals are doing continue.
Excerpts From Harry & Markle’s Interview With Oprah
In a shocking detailed conversation with Oprah, Harry and Markle who were expecting their second child, explained what it was like to live in the shadows of the royal family.
Markle revealed that a member of the family once asked how dark their first son Archie, would be when he is born? Citing that this statement was a racial discrimination against their unborn child.
She also disclosed that she once thought about committing suicide, because she was not allowed to seek mental help from professionals.
Harry on the other hand, noted in the interview that he saw how much he family was struggling, so he decided to move them across the country to be safe.
What Was The Royal House’s Reaction?
After the interview went viral on all social media platforms, news outlets and tabloids, the royal family put out a statement acknowledging the couple’s struggle.
An official statement mentioned that the family members were shocked to see how much the former royals struggled in London.
They also noted that they frowned on any form of ‘racism’ or ‘racial discrimination,’ which makes the interview more difficult to process.
Finally, the announcement said that the family is taking everything into consideration and will act accordingly.