Royal family members were “quietly pleased” that Meghan Markle did not fly to Britain with husband Prince Harry to attend Prince Philip’s funeral service, according to a new chapter in the ex-royals’ biography, “Finding Freedom” (via the Independent).
Per the book, they were afraid her attendance would create “a circus” または “a spectacle” 以下 the pair’s bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, which aired a month prior to Philip’s passing.
カップル welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, two months later.
“6月4日に, 私たちは娘の到着に恵まれました, リリ,” the couple said in a statement announcing her birth. “彼女は私たちが想像していた以上のものです, そして、私たちは世界中から感じた愛と祈りに感謝し続けます. 私たち家族にとってこの特別な時期に、変わらぬご厚意とご支援を賜り、誠にありがとうございます。”
The updated version of “Finding Freedom” — which is set to be released on the 24th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death on Aug. 31 — also will touch on the couple’s controversial interview with Winfrey that aired on March 7 after the duo exited from their roles as senior royals in 2020.
インタビュー中, Markle confessed that she became suicidal due to media scrutiny and claimed that the royal family was concerned about what color their son Archie’s skin would be when he was born.
A source also claims in the book that Markle and Harry were “not surprised” by Buckingham Palace’s reaction to their interview, with authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand writing that Queen Elizabeth’s “recollections may vary” remark regarding their claims of the racism “did not go unnoticed.”