In this unseen footage, Harry alludes to the Queen’s reaction to the couple’s departure.
Harry and Meghan dropped a number of bombshells during their tell-all interview with Oprah earlier this week.
Meghan spoke candidly about her mental health, while Harry revealed that they are expecting a baby girl.
However, one revelation didn’t make the final cut.
In this unseen footage, Harry spoke about their relationship with the Queen.
In January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan announced plans to step back as senior members of the Royal family. In this exclusive clip, they tell @Oprah they were then invited to spend time with his grandmother, the Queen, but the plans abruptly changed citing she's "busy all week." pic.twitter.com/dLhq0SAgfN
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 8, 2021
Prince Harry fills Oprah in about how he broke the news to his grandmother about their departure from the royal family.
In January 2020, the Queen reached out to the couple and invited them over for tea. The couple were flying to the UK from Canada at the time.
However, when they landed they received a message rescinding the invitation, claiming that the Queen was “busy all week”.
“The Queen’s busy, she’s busy all week.” Harry said, recalling the incident. “Do not come up here.”
Harry told Oprah that he called his grandmother that evening to reschedule, only to find that she was unable to meet them at all.
“I didn’t want to push because I kind of knew what was going on,” Harry said.
Oprah interjected asking, “Doesn’t the Queen get to do what she wants to do?”
After a long pause, Harry explained that that’s not necessarily the case.
“No. When you’re head of ‘the firm’, there is people around you that give you advice.” Harry said. “And what has also made me sad is that some of that advice has been really bad.”
Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aired on Irish television last night. In it, Meghan revealed that she “just didn’t want to be alive anymore” as a member of the royal family.
She also told Oprah that one member of the family had “concerns” over baby Archie’s skin tone.