Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are taking more flak Friday morning for their interview with Oprah Winfrey, airing Sunday on CBS.
The couple said the press was one of the driving forces behind their decision to move to the U.S., but the United Kingdom’s royal family has relied on the media for generations to shore up support.
U.K. tabloids seem to have their knives out for Meghan over the explosive interview, and with Buckingham Palace investigating bullying allegations against the duchess, CBS News Holly Williams’ reports that an all-out war appears to be taking shape — Harry and Meghan on one hand, the palace on the other.
Amid accusations the Sussex sit-down is tone-deaf, one presenter on “Good Morning Britain” said the timing of their upcoming interview was described as “unfortunate.”
Screen personality Piers Morgan called it “crass beyond belief.”
“I don’t understand what they want, or what they think they are going to gain,” another commentator said.
With Harry’s grandfather Prince Philip in the hospital and a deadly pandemic raging, the couple are revealing all about leaving royal life behind.
In a soundbite from the interview, Winfrey asks, “How do you feel about the palace hearing you speak your truth today?”
“I don’t know how they could expect that, after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that ‘The Firm’ is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us,” Meghan said…