World Prince Philip, the Royal Family's Gaffe Machine, Played No Role in Bombshell Meghan Race Remark
Prince Philip, 99, begins his second weekend in hospital
The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London last Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell.The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London last Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell, and walked into the building unaided.
has been cleared of playing any role in the bombshell remark said to have been made about the skin color of and 's son.
Meghan, who is biracial, revealed during Sunday's explosive tell-all interview withthat while she was pregnant, members of the royal family expressed "concerns" about how dark the baby's skin would be.
She told Oprah: "We have in tandem the conversation of, 'You won't be given security, not gonna be given a title' and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."
Meghan Markle stuns in £3,300 Armani floor-length black gown
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, highlighted her blossoming baby bump in the black silk Armani dress, which was belted above her stomach and featured floral embroidery over one shoulder. Meanwhile she paid tribute to her late mother-in-law by borrowing a dazzling diamond tennis Cartier bracelet from Princess Diana's jewellery collection, which retails for an eye-watering £17,700. The Duchess is known for her love of designer brands, and her first maternity wardrobe is believed to have cost over half a million pounds. It was further boosted by decadent jewellery, which adds financial value to several of her outfits.
Winfrey has since clarified in an interview onThis Morning on Monday that the racist "concerns" were not made by either Queen Elizabeth or Prince Philip.
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, sat down with @Oprah in their first major interview since stepping away from royal duties.@Oprah joins us exclusively with her reaction on that revealing interview. #OprahMeghanHarry pic.twitter.com/M4oqmbKGfR— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 8, 2021
"You asked Harry about it when he came out. He did not tell you who it was?" co-hostasked. "Did you all have another conversation about it? Because that was something that... it's a big guessing game all around the world: 'Who was it? Who was it? Who was it?' And I thought it was very touching that Harry is still choosing to protect the identity of whoever that was."
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However, Winfrey was quick to clarify that she was entirely unaware of the identity of the alleged royal family member.
"He did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure that I knew―and if I had the opportunity to share it―that it was not his grandmother or his grandfather [who] were a part of those conversations." Winfrey said. "He did not tell me who were a part of those conversations."
The veteran talk show host added that she tried to get the answer "on camera and off" to no avail.
The unprecedented interview was broadcast to a global audience on Sunday in the biggest royal interview since Princess Diana andseparately discussed the breakdown of their marriage in the 1990s.
The couple spoke of Meghan's entrance into the royal family, their marriage, the birth of Archie and their decision to quit royal life and build a new family in America.
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It also came as Prince Philip, 99, entered his third week in hospital as heMany commentators in Britain called for the broadcast to be postponed until the royal had recovered, describing the decision to air the controversial interview as being in "poor taste."
Where Prince Harry Stands With Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family .
A source tells ET that 'everyone wants to mend fences' between the royal family and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.A source tells ET that communication channels remain open between the Queen and Harry, adding that the Queen will lead the charge when it's time to have a serious conversation. But the source says there is no word on the status of Harry's relationship with brother Prince William and when they will speak.