Nearly one year after they announced their decision to step down from their roles as senior members of the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle remain close with Queen Elizabeth II.
Royal correspondent Omid Scobie opened up about the relationship between the Duke of Sussex, 36, Suits alum, 39, and the queen, 94, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Friday, March 5. Days before Harry and Meghan’s tell-all interview is set to air on CBS, the longtime royal reporter admitted that the talk could put the couple in a difficult spot with the monarch.
“It’s a tough one for Harry and Meghan,” Scobie said. “They planned this interview before Prince Philip was admitted to the hospital, and, unfortunately, here we are facing the third weekend of him still in the care of the hospital here in London. But for Harry and Meghan, they have kept a great relationship with Philip and the queen.”
The Finding Freedom coauthor continued: “We heard Harry talking very warmly about his grandfather on James Corden’s show not so long ago, and I think we’ll hear more of that [during their CBS primetime tell-all].”
Scobie told ET, “This idea that people have that they may be throwing the queen under the bus on national television … is far from the truth.”
He noted, “This is a couple that understands the difference between the machine of the monarchy, the institution, and the…