The expected interview of Megan Markle and Prince Harry with Oprah Winfrey could deal a serious blow to the British monarchy – far worse than the catastrophic seat of Prince Andrew in the saga of Jeffrey Epstein, royal experts say.
Author Pauline McLaren said she believed Prince Andrew’s scandalous interview about his friendship with the late convicted pedophile Epstein would fade compared to the Duke and Duchess’s upcoming special CBS.
“I think this is a bigger danger than Prince Andrew’s car crash interview,” McLaren told the Associated Press from Oprah’s seat.
“I think Megan will get a lot of sympathy, especially from the American public, for her position, which is untenable,”
McLaren, author of Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture, said the CBS interview would jeopardize the status of the Company, also known as the Palace, by “tarnishing royal mysticism” and making blue bloods look like ordinary celebrities. .
Pianos rarely give interviews, and when they do, the questions are usually over-focused on specific issues. Looser interviews have often gone badly, such as Andrew’s seat for the wreckage of trains with the BBC in 2019, in which he failed to apologize for being friends with Epstein or showing empathy for the financier’s victims. Andrew resigned as king shortly after the interview.
But now that they are officially after Megxit and live in California, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex seem to have nothing to lose by giving a TV chat.
In a video of an interview with Oprah on Friday, Markle, 39, said she was finally “ready to talk” after being claimed to be a muzzle of royal aides.
“As an adult who has lived a truly independent life to get into this construction, which is different from what I think people imagine, it’s really liberating to have the right and the privilege to somehow be able to say yes, ”Of the interview, Markle explained.
Other pre-released videos show that the Duchess will accuse the royal family of “perpetuating fakes” against her and 34-year-old Harry.
The couple claimed to have been the victim of a “slanderous campaign” by royal families after a British newspaper published allegations that Markle had harassed palace officials and that Queen Elizabeth had ordered an investigation into the allegations.
No matter what else is said in the interview, Penny Hunor, who has written several books about royalty, predicts that things will get nasty on all sides.
“It’s just such a mess,” she said. “I don’t think there will be winners in it.”
With postal wires