Meghan Markle news latest – Duchess 'filled with regret over timing of Oprah interview and now feels ready to forgive'

Meghan Markle news latest – Duchess 'filled with regret over timing of Oprah interview and now feels ready to forgive'

April 14, 2021

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are filled with "regret" over the timing of their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, it has been claimed.

The pair sensationally tore strips off the Royal Family during the televised chat, accusing members of racism and failing to support Meghan when she felt suicidal, creating the biggest royal crisis since the 1936 abdication.

The interview was broadcast around the world just days after Prince Philip was first hospitalised – and a matter of weeks before he sadly died aged 99.

But while Meghan and Harry are said to regret the timing of the interview, they are understood to stand by its content and insist airing their dirty laundry in public was something they "had to do", according to Heat.

A source told the magazine that the couple now hoped their relationship with Charles, William and Kate will be better "one day".

"They needed to have their say, and they couldn't see any other way to do it," they said.

"Harry and Meghan's love and respect for Prince Philip and the Queen was never in doubt."

It comes as the Queen reportedly “understands” why pregnant Meghan Markle hasn’t flown to the UK with her husband Prince Harry to attend Prince Philip’s funeral.

Meghan, 39, stayed behind in the £11 million California mansion she shares with Harry, 36, and their son Archie.

A source told People that both Meghan and Harry “were in contact with the Queen” soon after Philip’s death.

The source said: “It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather’s passing.

“Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can’t travel at the moment.”

Her understanding comes despite Meghan reportedly saying she had "decided to forgive" the Royal Family after Prince Philip's death and "wants to put their differences aside".

A pal told the MailOnline: "Meghan said her main concern right now is supporting Harry… she said she left it up to him as to whether or not she would attend the funeral.

"Meghan said it's during these times when family should come together, put their differences aside and unite as one.

"She said this is what Prince Philip would want and that she's willing to forgive and move forward."

Read our live blog below for the very latest updates on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry…

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    THE LAST POST BUGLER SPEAKS OF 'HONOUR AND PRIVILEGE' TO PLAY AT DUKE'S FUNERAL

    The bugler leading The Last Post at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral said it is an "honour and privilege" to perform the poignant role.

    Sergeant Bugler Jamie Ritchie, I/C Corps of Drums, Royal Marines, is leading four buglers in playing the piece of music in St George's Chapel on Saturday.

    The 31-year-old, who is from Dundee and lives in Plymouth, will also wear a medal he received personally from Philip after serving in Afghanistan.

    Sergeant Bugler Ritchie is among hundreds of military personnel taking part in rehearsals for the funeral at Army Training Centre Pirbright, near Woking, Surrey.

    Looking ahead to his central role on Saturday, he said: "It's incredibly important. We feel nervous. We feel the pressure, but we're channelling that and we're using that and we're going to deliver an outstanding performance. We've rehearsed, we've fine-tuned, and we've made sure that The Last Post itself will be ready and will make an incredible poignant moment in the service."

  • Alice Peacock

    NOW OR NEVER

    Prince Philip’s death will mark the “first step forward” for Harry and William in their strained relationship, Harry’s biographer has claimed.

    Royal commentator Omid Scobie said the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral could help the brothers unite, as “simply being in the same room” will help them talk.

    Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Scobie said the Royal Family is “putting differences aside” as it rallies around the Queen in the wake of Philip’s death.

    “If there’s anything beautiful about this week, it is seeing a family unified in a way we haven’t seen in so many years,” he said.

  • Alice Peacock

    QUEEN UNDERSTANDS MEGHAN'S NON-ATTENDANCE

    The Queen reportedly “understands” why a pregnant Meghan Markle hasn’t flown to the UK with her husband Prince Harry to attend Prince Philip’s funeral.

    Meghan, 39, stayed behind in the £11 million California mansion she shares with Harry, 36, and their son Archie.

    A source told People that both Meghan and Harry “were in contact with the Queen” soon after Philip’s death.

    The source said: “It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather’s passing.

    “Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can’t travel at the moment.”

  • Alice Peacock

    PRINCE HARRY HAS FLOWN THOUSANDS OF MILES FOR FUNERAL

    Prince Harry has flown 5,000 miles from the US to be at Windsor Castle on Saturday — where he will meet senior royals for the first time since “Megxit” and his contentious Oprah Winfrey chat.

    He will walk behind Philip’s coffin alongside brother Prince William and dad Prince Charles, just weeks after he claimed they were trapped inside the Royal Family.

    But a Palace source insisted: “I’m sure Charles will be very happy to see his son.

    “It’s been more than a year. The Prince is very much looking forward to seeing him.”

    Harry last saw the royals at the Westminster Abbey Commonwealth Day service on March 9, 2020.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    HOW HARRY AND MEGHAN QUIT THE ROYALS – A TIMELINE

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WILL HARRY AND MEGHAN STOP BEING THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX?

    As explained in a January announcement, from Spring they will formally retain their titles of 'His/Her Royal Highness' but no longer actively use their 'HRH's.

    Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, have kept their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles since leaving the UK – which was dubbed "Megxit".

    But in recent months, the couple have opted to simply introduce themselves by their first names.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WATCH – SON'S TRIBUTE

    Prince Charles has shared a moving one-minute tribute to his "dear papa" Prince Philip.

    He shared the emotional video on Twitter in memory of the life and work of his father the Duke of Edinburgh, who died aged 99 on Friday.

    The Prince of Wales said in the post on the Clarence House account: "Over the course of his life, The Duke of Edinburgh was associated with 992 organisations in areas including technology, conservation, education and the welfare of young people.

    "Take a look back at the life and work of The Duke of Edinburgh."

    The short video features early photos of the father and son.

    Prince Charles posts moving Twitter tribute to the life of his father, the Duke of Edinburgh

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    ROYAL REGRET

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have "regrets" about the Oprah Winfrey interview following the death of Prince Philip, according to reports.

    A source close to Meghan and Harry has now told how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "wish things could have been different" but still believe it was something they had to do.

    And they hope that their relationship with Charles, William and Kate will be better "one day".

    They told Heat Magazine: "They needed to have their say, and they couldn't see any other way to do it.

    "Harry and Meghan's love and respect for Prince Philip and the Queen was never in doubt."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHO WILL BE WEARING A UNIFORM AT PRINCE PHILIP'S FUNERAL?

    Prince William, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew, meanwhile, are all expected to wear regimented dress as they each hold honorary roles.

    William holds a number of ceremonial titles including Colonel of the Irish Guards and Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Navy Submarine Service.

    The Queen is expected to make a decision on what each family member wears for the service in the coming days.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    DRESSING DOWN

    Prince Harry could be the only senior royal not in uniform at Prince Philip's funeral – but the Queen will make the final decision.

    The Duke of Sussex is likely to wear a suit for the service on Saturday after he was stripped of his honorary military titles in Megxit. 

    It means Harry, who is a former Captain with the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals), is only allowed to wear a morning suit with medals – unless officials can find a way around the issue.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    DUKE 'REMEMBERED FONDLY' ON MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND HE ONCE CALLED HOME

    The late Duke of Edinburgh is being "remembered fondly" on the island of Malta, as efforts continue to restore a dilapidated mansion he and the Queen once called home.

    A young Philip and the then-Princess Elizabeth spent some of the early years of their marriage living at Villa Guardamangia, a palazzo-style residence on the outskirts of the capital Valletta.

    Heritage Malta – the country's national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage – is in the preliminary stages of restoring the mid-18th century building to its former glory after acquiring it in June last year.

    The royal couple lived on the island for periods between 1949 and 1951 while the duke served on HMS Chequers with the Mediterranean Fleet.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'CAN'T TRAVEL'

    The Queen reportedly "understands" why a pregnant Meghan Markle hasn't flown to the UK with her husband Prince Harry to attend Prince Philip's funeral.

    Meghan, 39, stayed behind in the £11 million California mansion she shares with Harry, 36, and their son Archie.

    A source told People that both Meghan and Harry "were in contact with the Queen" soon after Philip's death.

    The source said: "It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather's passing.

    "Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can't travel at the moment."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHO IS PRINCE RICHARD, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER?

    Prince Richard, Duke of Glouster  is the second son of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.

    He is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary

    At birth, he was 5th in the line of succession to the British throne – He is now the 29th.

    He married Birgitte van Deurs in July 1972 and the couple have three children

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester's official residence is at Kensington Palace in London.

    Richard was an architect until his elder brother Prince William died in 1972.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PRINCE ANDREW DEMANDS TO DRESS AS ADMIRAL FOR PHILIP'S FUNERAL DESPITE DEFERRING TITLE AFTER EPSTEIN SEX SCANDAL

    Prince Andrew reportedly told the Queen he wished to dress as an Admiral for Prince Philip's funeral – despite deferring the title after the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal.

    The Duke of York, who stepped back from public duties over his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein 18 months ago, was made an honorary Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy on his 55th birthday in 2015.

    Now, the 61-year-old prince has reportedly told the Queen and senior officials he wished to attend his father's farewell as an Admiral, The Daily Mail reports.

    Her Majesty is expected to make a decision on Andrew's outfit in the next 24 hours. A source told The Mail: "People have opinions and there are ongoing discussions about the right course of action."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    BACK TO IT

    The Queen returned to royal duties yesterday – just four days after the death of Prince Philip.

    The monarch marked the retirement of her household's most senior official for her first in-person event since the Duke of Edinburgh's passing on Friday.

    She hosted a ceremony as the Earl Peel formally stood down as Lord Chamberlain.

    Returning to her official role so soon after her bereavement typifies the Queen's deep sense of duty and service.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CALL ON ME

    Prince Harry and William spoke on the phone ahead of their first face-to-face meeting in a year at Prince Philip’s funeral. 

    According to the Daily Telegraph, the siblings spoke on the phone shortly after Harry’s arrival – but will not meet in person until the ceremony on Saturday. 

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    KATE COULD ACT AS PEACEMAKER AS WILLS AND HARRY MEET FOR FIRST TIME IN A YEAR

    Kate could act as a peacemaker for William and Harry when they meet at Prince Philip's funeral, it has been reported.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, "will be hoping to soothe tensions" as the brothers reunite for the first time in over a year, a source has said.

    The siblings are understood to have spoken over the phone since Harry landed in the UK on Sunday but will most likely only see each other in the flesh on Saturday morning before the 3pm ceremony at Windsor Castle.

    It will be their first face-to-face meeting in over a year and comes after Harry said in his bombshell Oprah interview that William was "trapped" in the monarchy – adding their relationship was currently one of "space".

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    COMMENT – WILL PRINCES WILLIAM AND HARRY USE GRIEF FOR GRANDPA TO HEAL THEIR RIFT ASKS JANE MOORE

    Under the watchful eye of the world, the intensely strong bond between the two young brothers was there for all to see.

    Then, as their lives progressed and each of them married, that sibling closeness became badly fractured when one criticised the other’s wife.

    Their once seemingly unbreakable relationship never really recovered.

    More on the story here.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHEN IS HARRY RETURNING TO THE US?

    It is not known when Harry will be returning to the US and no official statement has been made.

    It could be around three weeks to a month before he can see Meghan again.

    This will depend on how long he stays in the UK and whether he follows guidance from US infectious disease experts.

    He will have to have a negative Covid test before he can fly back to the US.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHERE IS PRINCE HARRY STAYING WHILE IN THE UK?

    The Duke of Sussex is currently staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

    Prince Harry, 36, was seen getting off a British Airways flight from Los Angeles that arrived at Heathrow at 1.15pm on Monday, April 12.

    He was put into a black Range Rover and whisked away.

    Sources had earlier confirmed he was due back imminently to quarantine in time for the Duke of Edinburgh’s farewell at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on Saturday, April 17.

    Harry is expected to self-isolate for five days to comply with Covid quarantine regulations.

  • Britta Zeltmann

    'CAN'T TRAVEL'

    The Queen reportedly "understands" why pregnant Meghan Markle hasn't flown to the UK with her husband Prince Harry to attend Prince Philip's funeral.

    Meghan, 39, stayed behind in the £11 million California mansion she shares with Harry, 36, and their son Archie.

    But a source told People that both Meghan and Harry "were in contact with the Queen" soon after Philip's death.

    The source said: "It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather's passing.

    "Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can't travel at the moment." Read the full story here.

  • Debbie White

    NOW OR NEVER FOR ROYAL BROS

    Prince Philip’s death will mark the “first step forward” for Princes Harry and William in their strained relationship, Harry’s biographer has claimed.

    Royal commentator Omid Scobie said the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral could help the brothers unite, as “simply being in the same room” will help them talk.

    Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Scobie said the Royal Family is “putting differences aside” as it rallies around the Queen in the wake of Philip’s death.

    “If there’s anything beautiful about this week, it is seeing a family unified in a way we haven’t seen in so many years,” he said.

  • Debbie White

    QUEEN UNDERSTANDS WHY MEGHAN STAYED AWAY FROM PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNERAL…MORE

    A friend reportedly said: "Meghan said her main concern right now is supporting Harry. She said she left it up to him as to whether or not she would attend the funeral.

    "Meghan said it's during these times when family should come together, put their differences aside and unite as one.

    "She said this is what Prince Philip would want and that she's willing to forgive and move forward."

    Harry paid tribute to his "witty" grandfather Philip – remembering the Duke as the "master of the barbecue and legend of banter".

    Harry said Philip was "cheeky 'til the end" and "authentically himself" throughout his more than 70 years of service to the nation.

  • Debbie White

    QUEEN UNDERSTANDS WHY MEGHAN STAYED AWAY FROM PRINCE PHILIP'S FUNERAL

    The Queen reportedly "understands" why pregnant Meghan Markle hasn't flown to the UK with her husband Prince Harry to attend Prince Philip's funeral.

    Meghan, 39, stayed behind in the £11 million California mansion she shares with Harry, 36, and their son Archie.

    A source told People that both Meghan and Harry "were in contact with the Queen" soon after Philip's death.

    The source said: "It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather's passing.

    "Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can't travel at the moment."

  • Debbie White

    THE PRINCE & THE PAUPER – ROYAL NAMED IN ‘DAYDREAMER’S’ LAWSUIT…MORE

    The petition filed by the woman from Chandigarh is against "Prince Harry Middleton" and others.

    It states: "Prayer in this petition filed by the petitioner, who is an advocate is appearing in person, is to take legal action against Prince Harry Middleton son of Prince Charles Middleton resident of the United Kingdom.

    “And to direct the United Kingdom Police Cell to take action against him, as, despite a promise to marry the petitioner, the said promise has not been fulfilled."

    According to reports, when questioned by the judge Mr Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan, she admitted that she had never been to the UK or met the Duke of Sussex in person. All of their supposed contact was reportedly over email and social media.

    She added that she had taken the reluctant step of demanding court action after also writing to Harry’s father, Prince Charles. The court rejected the application saying it was not proven that she had been speaking to Prince Harry.

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