PRINCE Edward and his wife Sophie Wessex joked about nephew Harry’s bombshell interview – quipping “Oprah who?”
The couple have been “reluctant” to get involved in the ongoing drama between the Royal Family and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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Prince Harry, who stepped down from Royal duties last March, accused the Royals of “neglect” and claimed that his father Prince Charles made him “suffer” as a child.
His shocking new comments on a new Apple+ series with Oprah Winfrey have left senior members of the Royal Family concerned about future comments as they are unable to respond to the claims.
Harry and Meghan Markle accused a senior member of the Firm of being “racist” during an hour-long special with Oprah Winfrey in March.
An insider claimed that every time Harry or Meghan speak publicly the “family look on with their hands over their eyes.”
When asked if they watched the CBS special by The Telegraph the Earl and Countess of Wessex chuckled, with Sophie saying “what interview?”
Sophie, 56, also pointed out how nice it was to have a “lengthy chat” with Prince Harry after the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral – insisting the couple are "still family no matter what".
The Countess jumped to the Archbishop of Canterbury's defence, after he said that he had spoken to the chat show star at Harry and Meghan's wedding in 2018 and had no idea whose she was.
Sophie added: “You know, if you’re not into chat shows, there’s no reason why you should know who she is. Certainly not in this country, anyway.”
Prince Edward feigned ignorance when asked about his nephew's explosive interview which has caused a rift within the Royals.
The Duke of Sussex flew back from their new home in LA to attend Prince Philip’s funeral, leaving his wife and son Archie in America.
After the funeral in April, Harry was seen talking with William and the Duchess of Cambridge as the group left the service.
A royal source said at the time of the funeral: “It looked like a conciliatory move by William to wait for Harry and allow him to catch up and chat to him and Kate. That could be a significant moment.
“Harry appeared grateful for the opportunity, and Kate seemed to make a point of letting the brothers walk alone together, having briefly chatted to Harry as well.”
But Harry and William's "peace talks" at their grandfather's funeral were "doomed to fail" – because Harry had been plotting his new bombshell documentary the whole time, an expert claimed.
The Duke made a series of extraordinary new allegations in the programme The Me You Don't See – including that father Charles left him to "suffer" amid "total neglect" for his mental health.
William, Harry and Kate were pictured walking together after the service, while it was understood Charles and Harry had also spoken privately.
Charles was also said to be "desperate for a reconciliation" – although William was reportedly deeply upset, even after meeting his brother face-to-face for the first time in a year.
Prince Harry accused his family of showing "total neglect" to his mental health woes and claimed that Prince Charles made him "suffer".
Harry's appearance in the explosive documentary left the Queen "deeply upset" – although Charles has no intention of "cutting off his son", despite his hurt, it's been claimed.
He accused The Firm of smearing Meghan Markle, who wept into her pillow every night, and said his wife didn't give into her suicidal thoughts because of how "unfair" it would have been to him.
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