The bombshell interview between Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with Oprah Winfrey in March is still being discussed among royal experts today. Many people have dissected almost every word the Sussexes said, and many of their claims have been proven false. But, aside from a 61-word statement and a response to a question from Prince William, the palace has remained silent on Meghan and Harry’s allegations. That, however, is about to change.
Meghan and Harry’s claims in an Oprah interview
After making some explosive allegations, the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah on March 7 sent shockwaves through the monarchy.
Prior to Archie’s birth, Meghan claimed, the family refused to give him the title of prince. That claim, however, has been proven false. Meghan was “wrong” about royal titles, according to several royal watchers, including the couple’s biographer, Omid Scobie, and Archie was not treated differently than his cousins on purpose. Only future king Prince William’s children have titles until Prince Charles is the monarch, according to protocol. When that happens, one will be given to Harry and Meghan’s children.
Lady O was also told by the duchess that Archie could only get security if he had a title, and that without one, he wouldn’t have round-the-clock protection and wouldn’t be “safe.” Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, and a number of other members of Queen Elizabeth’s family with titles do not have royal protection officers, which was also debunked.
Queen Elizabeth should never complain or explain policy, according to experts, because ‘enough is enough.’
These are just a few examples of what Meghan and Harry believed they could say because the royals would not challenge them. But that’s about to change, as it’s been reported that Queen Elizabeth II has had “enough” of the family’s long-standing policy of “never complaining, never explaining.”
The royal family matriarch is “no longer biting her tongue,” according to royal commentator Jane Moore of The Sun. “The queen is correct in correcting Prince Harry when he crosses the line,” Moore says. It is now claimed that our monarch will no longer remain silent in the face of “mistruths” about her family, in a significant departure from the old “never complain, never explain” mantra. Wherever it is deemed necessary, it will reportedly be ‘complain, explain.’”
“It’s particularly significant that tempers are at such a level in the palace that impeccable sources — insiders — are telling me that enough is enough,” Kate Mansey of the Daily Mail told the publication. This is, in my opinion, a shot across the Sussexes’ spin machine’s bow. Will they pounce on anything and everything? No. They will, however, step in when it comes to the heart of what the queen has said in a conversation.”
When the queen lays down the law, Prince Harry “knows how it works.”
Charlotte Griffiths, the diary editor for the Daily Mail, added that Harry understands exactly what it means when the queen is willing to fight back and that he should have explained it to his wife.
“You have to be a little rattled when the queen lays down the law,” Griffiths said. He does understand how everything works; Meghan, on the other hand, may not, and he should have explained if she didn’t. He’s been here for a long time, and if he’s suddenly forgotten, he knows how the game works better than anyone.”