Meghan finally gets what she wants – Palace BANNED interview for years

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry were banned from taking part in a major interview for years, it has been claimed, days before the Sussexes talk to Oprah Winfrey.

Meghan and Harry started speaking out about their frustrations with the British press publicly while they were still royals during their African state visit in October 2019. During the same year, Gayle King, the host of CBS This Morning, went to London to film Meghan and Harry Plus One, a 60-minute show that aired that month. However, the couple were banned from talking to the host due to royal rules, it has now been claimed.

This resulted in Ms King and Oprah, who both work on CBS, keeping in touch with Meghan and Harry as they kept a “discussion on the table about when they would do that interview”.

A palace source added Meghan and Harry were left frustrated as they wanted to prove they “had control” over their image and interviews.

They told the Daily Mail: “It was seen as a huge stride away from the usual methodology of Royal PR. It caused friction with the Sussexes, and a feeling that this was forbidden.

“They were emphatically told she could not conduct her own lengthy interviews with US media friends after Archie’s birth.

“That led to tension with courtiers as the pair wanted to tell their stories about philanthropic and personal matters.

“Certainly from their side there was an element of feeling handcuffed and not having full ownership of their image.

“The couple wanted to usher in a new era and mindset about having control, not just in their messaging but also about who they chose to speak with. Oprah and Gayle have been supportive publicly of Meghan and Harry, since they dated.

“So for the Sussexes their friends felt like a safe place.

“This interview has been two years in the making with either Gayle or Oprah asking the questions. In reality it is the two of them prepping for the in-depth conversation,’ the source said.

“It is what the Sussexes have wanted for a long time – to present ‘our lives, our way’.”


6.16am update: Prince Charles favourite meal laid bare by Royal chef – ‘He was a foodie’

Prince Charles’ favourite meal comes with a specific request from the heir to the throne himself, a former royal chef has said.

The Prince of Wales is said to have food habits that often seem unusual to royal fans.

He enjoys organic produce, especially when it comes to his favourite meal, lamb with mushroom risotto.

Former royal chef Darren McGrady told Delish the Queen’s son likes to choose the “most amazing” mushrooms for his preferred dish.

5.31am update: Prince Harry and Prince William have ‘little chance’ of healing rift post-Megxit

Prince Harry and Prince William have “little chance” of mending their relationship now the Sussexes have fully stepped down from the Royal Family, according to a royal biographer.

Angela Levin, royal biographer and author of ‘Harry’, suggested the brothers relationship will not easily be foxed, as their “rift seems to be pushing the couples further apart”.

Royal experts have alleged Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, wanted to leave the Firm amid tensions with William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.

4.54am update: Princess Diana nickname blasted by former Royal secretary – ‘Nothing shy about her!’

was given a nickname not suited to her personality, according to a former royal secretary.

Diana gained the nickname ‘Shy Di’ after the press noted a habit of keeping her head down while talking to people.

Over the years, many women who have married into the royal family have been granted unflattering nicknames.

Diana’s moniker arose after she became involved with Prince Charles while still a teenager.

But according to the Queen’s former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, Diana wasn’t shy at all.

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