Prince Albert was 'bothered' with Meghan Markle, Harry's interview: 'These discussions are for intimate quarters'

'I can understand where they're coming from in a certain way, but I think it wasn't the appropriate forum to be able to have these kinds of discussions'


                            Prince Albert was 'bothered' with Meghan Markle, Harry's interview: 'These discussions are for intimate quarters'
Prince Albert was bothered with the Harry and Meghan interview (Getty Images)

Ever since their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey early this month, Harry and Meghan Markle have seen many critics. Adding to that long list is a royal name — Prince Albert II of Monaco, who has called out the bombshell interview during which the couple made many claims about the British royal family.

During his appearance on Thursday's BBC World News, Prince Albert said that he found the pair's "public display of dissatisfaction" inappropriate. He also shared some advice he had for Harry.

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Prince Albert II of Monaco (Getty Images)

When speaking with BBC's Yalda Hakim, Prince Albert explained that he "can understand the pressure that they were under," but added that "these types of conversations should be held within the intimate quarters of the family" and "it doesn't really have to be laid out in the public sphere like that." He also added that the interview did not sit well with him. "It did bother me a little bit. I can understand where they're coming from in a certain way, but I think it wasn't the appropriate forum to be able to have these kinds of discussions."



 

He also had a piece of advice to share with Harry. When asked about Harry by BBC's Yalda Hakim, Prince Albert said he wishes the Duke of Sussex "the best." "It's a difficult world out there, and I hope that he can have the judgment and wisdom to make the right choices," he said of Harry.

During the Oprah interview, Meghan had said that she was "silenced" by the institution and was also denied help when she was suffering a mental health crisis. Claims were also made that a member of the royal family had voiced "concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie's] skin might be when he's born." Although Meghan didn't name the family member, Oprah later said that it was not either of Harry's grandparents, Queen Elizabeth or Prince Philip.

Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Getty Images)

After the interview, Buckingham Palace released a statement admitting that the “issues raised” by the couple are “concerning” and will be “addressed by the family privately”. The statement read, “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members."

On Twitter, many people are slamming Prince Albert. "Yes, and fathering children outside of your marriage makes him an expert in familial relationships," one user taunted. Another user said, "He needs to take a few seats and focus on his next paternity lawsuit. Harry is doing just fine."



 



 

Explaining the situation, one person tweeted, "BBC could instead focus on #PrinceAlbert who for years hid 2 of his illegitimate children, Jazmine & Alex (2 separate women & 1-night-stands) & denied paternity of the mixed-race boy who was conceived while dating his now wife Charlene, who is SO visibly unhappy since the wedding."



 

At the same time, royal supporters saw sense in his advice. "A balanced and conclusive approach to deal with presumable internal grievancies, from the head of a royal family. Too much to ask from a stray, semi-adolescent prince with a unresolved Oedipus complex," one tweeted. "A true Prince Albert is absolutely right and I respect his advice to Harry and can only pray that he is listening to reason before he causes anymore heartache and destruction for his Family and Countrymen!" another user said along similar lines.



 



 

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