Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s ‘threat of a no-holds barred interview’: Couple’s confidante Tom Bradby says they could go public if they don’t get their way over Megxit – amid fears they would brand royal household ‘sexist and racist’
- Tom Bradby said it is in interests of royal household to keep the Sussex’s on side
- He believes Duke and Duchess could give damaging ‘no-holds barred’ interview
- He said the couple find some Royal family members ‘jealous’ and ‘unfriendly’
- It comes as officials hash out plan of Harry and Meghan’s new roles in monarchy
Journalist and close confidante of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Tom Bradby has warned that if the Royal couple are left feeling hard done by, they may give a ‘no-holds barred’ interview which would could further damage the monarchy.
Mr Bradby, who the Duke and Duchess of Sussex opened up to in an ITV interview in which Meghan admitted she was struggling with her new role, suggested it is in the interests of the royal household to keep the couple on-side.
It comes as officials hash out a plan of what Harry and Meghan’s new roles within the monarchy will look like, after their bombshell announcement earlier this week that they would step down as ‘senior members’ of the Royal Family.
Writing in the Sunday Times, Mr Bradby said: ‘I have some idea of what might be aired in a full, no-holes-barred sit down interview and I don’t think it would be pretty.’
Courtiers fear that Meghan would brand the royal household racist and sexist, according to the publication.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made it clear they plan to carve out a more ‘progressive’ path for themselves within the royal family.
Bradby believes Harry is determined to ‘make the best’ of the situation they have found themselves in, and believe they are taking a positive step which could also pave the way for future generations including Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The Queen has called for a solution that is workable not just for Harry and Meghan but could also apply to following generations.
And ahead of an unprecedented Family crisis summit at Sandringham on Monday:
- ITV presenter and Sussex confidante Tom Bradby said the couple could give a ‘no-holds-barred’ interview that could further damage the Royal Family. Courtiers fear Meghan could brand the household racist;
- Royal aides were poised to spell out the punitive taxes that could be inflicted on Harry and Meghan if they press ahead with their plans to quit;
- A video from July emerged where Harry seemed to tell head of Disney Meghan is interested in doing voiceovers. She has since been given work with the company;
- Prince Philip was said to be livid with the current crisis ravaging the Family;
- A source rubbished speculation the Sussexes plan to settle down on Vancouver Island where they spent Christmas and instead touted Toronto or LA as potential cities;
- It emerged Meghan sneaked back to Vancouver Island on a £134 budget flight;
- It was revealed Meghan and Kate Middleton haven’t spoken in over six months after the sisters-in-law severed all communication on a family WhatsApp group
- Reuters reported that negotiations between Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Kensington Palace and the Sussex household has been progressing well;
- Her Majesty was pictured stony-faced as she emerged from her Norfolk estate behind the wheel of her Land Rover for the second day running
Mr Bradby is considered a good friend to both Prince Harry and Meghan, as well as brother Prince William.
Writing in the Times, he added that the couple find members of the Royal Family, excluding the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, ‘jealous and, at times, unfriendly.’
He claimed that the foundations for the rift were laid at the time of their wedding in 2018.
‘Really damaging things were said and done. The atmosphere soured hard and early, but few meaningful attempts were made by anyone to heal the wounds,’ Mr Bradby wrote.
He said that William ‘did try’ to make amends with the Duke and Duchess but ‘for the moment, at least, things have gone too far to be retrieved.’
Tom Bradby’s ITV documentary ‘Harry & Meghan: An African Journey’ aired in October, during which Meghan revealed she was ‘existing not living’ while Harry spoke out about his struggles with mental health.