MONTECITO, Calif. – Montecito-based royal expert, Richard Mineards, is keeping close tabs on the latest drama and deepening fracture splitting the royal family.
It is something he’s done for 45 years.
The NewsChannel 3 team checked in Monday afternoon with the Montecito Journal columnist to find out what type of reaction he’s hearing Across the Pond in Britain.
“I do think this will do even more damage between the royal duo and the royal family back in England,” said Mineards.
Mineards said the revelations and accusations shared by the Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with Oprah Winfrey “really upset the British public.”
He also noted that the British media is “unrelenting.”
“The broadcast was like an atomic bomb at Buckingham Palace and will lead to more division between Harry and Meghan and Buckingham Palace. It’s deeply upsetting that they felt the need to do this in the first place,” said Mineards.
Among the most explosive revelations during the two hour long interview, the royal couple shared that they’d been subjected to racist conversations with at least one member of the royal family, aimed at their son, Archie.
“Now the witch-hunt has begun to find out which royal is racist,” said Mineards. “Meghan said afterwards it was not the Queen nor Prince Philip. This has gone down like a lead balloon in Britain.”
Mineards said there have never been accusations of racism before within the royal family. He also pointed…