Prince Edward and his spouse, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, have made gentle of Harry and Meghan’s bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, implying they have been unaware of it.
“Oprah who?” Edward joked when requested whether or not they watched the controversial sit-down chat with the US chat present host, whereas Sophie responded: “Sure, what interview?”
The couple made the feedback to The Telegraph Journal, their first interview since Prince Philip‘s funeral in April.
Talking significantly, the Countess of Wessex stated the royals are “nonetheless a household it doesn’t matter what occurs, we at all times will likely be” regardless of the tensions which have arisen.
And he or she stated it was “good” that she had a “prolonged chat” with Harry after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, which was the primary time he had been within the UK since stepping down as a senior working royal.
His grandfather’s demise got here simply weeks after his and Meghan‘s explosive interview with Winfrey, during which they accused the royal household of racism and the establishment of failing to help the duchess when she was suicidal.
Within the two-hour chat, Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A Primetime Particular, the couple made a collection of bombshell claims – together with Harry saying Prince Charles had at one level stopped taking his calls, and alleging he had been “trapped” within the royal system “like the remainder of my household”.
The Wessexes didn’t remark additional on the interview.
Talking about Prince Philip’s funeral service, Sophie instructed the journal it was “carried out superbly” and with “minimal fuss – it is what he would have wished”.
The couple stated the Queen had been “protecting busy” since her husband’s demise, with Edward saying: “The job is just not one thing you possibly can stroll away from, it simply carries on relentlessly.”
Additionally they stated they have been “flattered” to be taking up a extra distinguished function since Harry and Meghan’s transfer to California and pledged to proceed Philip’s work by way of the Duke of Edinburgh award.
Talking about their function within the monarchy, Sophie stated: “We have plodded alongside doing what we’re doing, hopefully doing it effectively. After which swiftly there is a little bit of a hiatus and issues have modified a bit.
“Naturally, the media are searching for individuals to fill the so-called void.”
She added: “If individuals wish to pay extra consideration to what we’re doing, then nice.”