Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford addressed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s latest move during This Morning’s View with Nick Ferrari and Camilla Tominey. The Northern Irish presenter slammed the Duchess of Sussex for organising a tell-all chat with her “pal” Oprah Winfrey and questioned her motives claiming the interview with be an “advert” for the couple.
Eamonn began: “Well all over the newspapers is this interview with Sussexes which will air in about two or three weeks time, Oprah Winfrey carrying this out. Camilla let’s go to you first of all.”
“Well people will be shocked that a couple who left the Royal Family to protect their privacy and avoid scrutiny keep on having this habit of ending up in the front pages and I think the Oprah interview is not that surprising because it’s been long thought that Meghan would like to get her side of the story of Megxit,” Camilla replied.
“The trouble is I think the couple are going to face criticism for hypocrisy if on one hand they complain about newspapers their privacy while on the other hand they’re willing to speak about the intimate details of their exit from the Royal Family which may in turn risk invading the privacy of their royal loved ones.”
“But it’s not an interview, it’s an ad really,” Eamonn swiped. “Oprah’s a mate, Oprah was at their wedding, Meghan’s mother stayed with Oprah at her home as a house guest. So it’s not an interview as such Camilla.”
“Well I don’t think Oprah is going to be throwing really difficult questions at Meghan and admittedly it’s going to be hugely sympathetic because as you said they’re friends,” she responded.
“Although interestingly, it’s been pointed out they’d only met once before Oprah turned up at the royal wedding in Windsor Castle in May 2018.
“But yes I think soft cuddly approach and what’s difficult for the Royal Family is because they adopt the Queen’s mantra of ‘never complain, never explain’ I think Meghan is going to be able to say what she likes and they’re not really going to have a right of reply.
“We’re not going to see the Queen do a sit down interview in response to any of this and I think behind palace gates people are a bit bewildered.”
“They feel they’ve moved on from Megxit, we’ve had the pandemic to deal with, the Queen giving her ‘We’ll meet again’ speech, the Cambridges, Charles and Camilla and everyone else getting on with the day job and they’re wondering why Harry and Meghan are hanging on to this Megxit past when they were the ones who wanted to ‘find their freedom,’” Camilla continued.
“Nick what do you think?” Ruth asked. “Why now? They announced they’re expecting their second child and now this so why do you think so much publicity for them at the moment?”
“Exactly the point I was going to make,” he answered. “It’s been 72 hours since we heard the joyous news that they have another baby noting of course the heartache of the miscarriage they had.
“Look not for the first time as I witness Prince Harry who’s a young man I admire enormously.”
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“He was brave enough to put himself on the front line he loved the military life, the blokes and women loved him,” he continued.
“I just feel I almost want to put my arms around him or I wish his mother Princess Diana was still around.
“I see a young man who’s clearly in love with a beautiful young woman but I think he’s just so conflicted by what he should do.
“It’s not as if there aren’t precedents here TV history is littered with past interviews where members of the Royal Family have faired particularly badly.”
“I have to point to sadly even Harry’s own mum or his uncle back in 2019 the Duke of York Prince Andrew with the BBC journalist,” Nick commented.
“I cannot see why he’s doing it I think in some ways I’m sure he’s in love I’m sure they have a great union.
“I just think he’s missing his mum and at times he doesn’t have that listening post that we all need.”
Eamonn asked Camilla: “Is this a money maker?”
“I don’t know about the commercial intentions behind it but we do know that Oprah and Meghan have linked up over the coffee brand but this is the Meghan show. It’s billed as Meghan talking about the Megxit and family and the royals and then Harry comes in at the last minute to talk about their life in America.”
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