British Royal News News suggests Buckingham Palace was completely caught off guard when it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for their first post-Megxit interview.
The special, which will air on CBS on Sunday, March 7th, is titled ‘Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special.’ Just last month, Queen Elizabeth confirmed that the Duke of Duchess of Sussex would not be returning to the royal family as full-time working royals.
British Royal Family News: Buckingham Palace Caught Off-Guard By Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Oprah Sit Down
She also stripped them from their patronages and forced Prince Harry to give up his honorary military titles. During that same day, a spokesperson for the Sussexes released a statement that suggested they weren’t happy with the Queen’s decision and hit back saying that “service was universal.”
And now royal commentator and critic Katie Nicholl points out that Buckingham Palace was supposed to make their final decision about Harry and Meghan’s status on March 31st, but decided to do it several weeks earlier. One of the deciding factors was perhaps their decision to sit down with Oprah for their upcoming interview.
“You know, the timing was interesting,” she explained. “It came just off the back of the Oprah announcement. I think the palace felt caught off-guard about… the Oprah announcement. It was clear that the Sussexes were working as a machine in their own right. They weren’t working with the palace. They had their own team and they had made their minds up.”
“They didn’t need until the 31st of March to make that announcement,” Nicholl continued. “From my understanding from the sources I’ve spoken to, the palace was like, ‘Well, why not make the announcement earlier? Let’s tie up these loose ends. Let’s bring an end to all of this speculation if this was their decision and they had made it.”
So far Prince Harry nor Meghan Markle have made any comments about the Queen’s decision to not allow them to go back to the royal family.
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