Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan would have postponed their Oprah Winfrey interview if “something had happened” to Prince Philip whilst he was in hospital.
The royal couple have been accused by some critics of being insensitive by airing their tell-all interview with Oprah this month whilst Harry’s grandfather was in hospital with an infection, as well as undergoing an operation for a pre-existing heart condition.
Philip, 99, was released from hospital this week and is now back at home, and Gayle King – who is a close friend of Meghan and Oprah – has now insisted the interview would not have aired if Philip’s condition had worsened.
Speaking on her SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday (17.03.21), Gayle said: “Well, just so you know, they had done that interview before Prince Phillip went into the hospital. If something, God forbid, had happened to him, the interview would not have run at this particular time. But the interview was done and was scheduled before he went into the hospital. But a lot of people have raised that point.”
The main portion of the interview with Oprah was filmed before the Duke of Edinburgh – who is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II – went into hospital in February.
Another portion of the interview took place at Harry and Meghan’s home where the couple tended to their chickens whilst chatting to Oprah, and during that section, Meghan revealed she had received a phone call that morning informing her of…