Meghan Markle regrets timing of Oprah interview after Prince Philip's death, willing to 'forgive' royal family
A source close to Meghan Markle revealed that she is ready to move past the grievances and put her differences with royal family aside
In the wake of Prince Philip's death, Meghan Markle reportedly regrets the timing of the infamous Oprah Winfrey interview. However, a source close to the Duchess of Sussex claims that she did not have a say on when the interview would air. In the interview, Meghan and Prince Harry aired out their grievances with the British media and the lack of support from the royal family regarding racist reportage about Meghan.
At the time the interview had aired, Philip had been in the hospital and there was heavy backlash about the timing of the interview. Now, following Philip's death at the age of 99, it has been reported that Meghan and Harry regret the timing of their interview. However, it was revealed that they needed to speak out.
A source close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed to Heat Magazine that the two of them "wish things could have been different". Prince Harry hadn't seen Prince Philip last year since he stepped down and moved out of the UK and regrets not being able to bid a final goodbye to his 99-year-old grandfather, however, he did reveal to James Corden in an interview that he had been on a few Zoom calls with Philip who had seen Archie run around.
Harry did regret that his son Archie did not have a chance of getting to know his great grandfather. The source said, "They needed to have their say, and they couldn't see any other way to do it. Harry and Meghan's love and respect for Prince Philip and the Queen was never in doubt." The source also revealed that Harry was "upset" that Philip never got to know his great-granddaughter or Archie.
Another source close to Meghan revealed to Daily Mail that she is now ready to move on and said, "Meghan said her main concern right now is supporting Harry." The source also added, "She said she left it up to him as to whether or not she would attend the funeral."
The source also said, "Meghan said it's during these times when family should come together, put their differences aside and unite as one," and added that Meghan was "willing to forgive and move forward".
The couple in their tribute to Philip on their Archewell website wrote, "My grandfather was a man of service, honor and great humor. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next."
The tribute further added, "He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ‘til the end. He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, ‘Oh do get on with it!’"
The very personal tribute further added, "So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself. You will be sorely missed, but always remembered—by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts.‘Per Mare, Per Terram’."