Prince Philip reportedly thought that his grandson Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive Oprah Winfrey interview was “insanity.”
Philip, who died Friday at age 99, additionally felt that “no good would come of” the early March tell-all, his biographer Gyles Brandreth wrote Sunday within the Day by day Mail.
Markle despatched shockwaves by way of the Royal family when she claimed in the course of the interview that undisclosed family members expressed concern of the colour of son Archie’s pores and skin.
“I do know from somebody near him that he thought Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was ‘insanity’ and ‘no good would come of it,’ ” Brandreth wrote, referring to The Duke of Edinburgh.
“I was not stunned as a result of that’s precisely how he described to me the private TV interviews given by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, again within the 1990s”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey aired whereas Philip was hospitalized.
However, Philip, based on Brandreth, was not bothered by the timing. He was, nevertheless, vital of the couple airing their private issues publicly.
“The truth that the Meghan and Harry interview was aired whereas Philip was in hospital didn’t bother him,” wrote Brandreth.
“What did fear him was the couple’s preoccupation with their very own issues and their willingness to speak about them in public. ‘Give TV interviews by all means,’ he stated, ‘however don’t speak about your self.’ ”