Joanna Lumley 'feels terribly sorry' for the Royal Family

‘It’s spread a bit of unhappiness’: Joanna Lumley says she ‘feels terribly sorry’ for the Royal Family after calling Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview ‘one-sided’

Joanna Lumley revealed she ‘feels terribly sorry’ for the Royal Family as she said Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s explosive interview on Oprah spread ‘uneasy’ feelings and ‘unhappiness’. 

The actress, 74, admitted she tried to avoid watching the extraordinary two-hour tell-all – viewed by 50 million so far – due to the sensitive nature of the matter, but nevertheless felt the couple’s comments were ‘one-sided.’ 

She explained on The Jeremy Vine show: ‘I don’t want to get in too deep because I know people have gone very sensitive on all sides about this, but it did seem to me a bit one-sided because everybody knows that the Royal Family can’t really answer back.’

Honest: Joanna Lumley revealed she ‘feels terribly sorry’ for the Royal Family as she said Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview spread ‘uneasy’ feelings and ‘unhappiness’ in addition to being ‘one-sided’

‘So no matter what you say, they can’t answer back. So I was anxious not to watch it, actually. I didn’t want to watch it and I didn’t watch it, the interview. 

‘But you can’t avoid it because everybody’s talking about it, it’s on all the news things and on all the papers. I feel terribly sorry about the whole thing.

‘I’m so sorry for that whole family, who we love so much. Everybody was so happy at the wedding and I just think it’s spread a bit of uneasy and unhappiness just when we should be spreading unity and positivism and lots of love.’

In the biggest royal interview for decades, Meghan, 39, made racism claims about Harry’s, 36, family whom she claims were worried about how ‘dark’ their child’s skin would be.

Look away now: The actress, 74, admitted she tried to avoid watching the extraordinary two-hour tell-all – viewed by 50 million so far – due to the sensitive nature of the matter

Meghan refused to say which royal had the conversation with Harry about Archie’s skin colour, claiming it would be ‘damaging’ to the person in her husband’s family who raised it. 

When Oprah asked if she was denied the title because he is mixed-race, Meghan replied: ‘In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, we have in tandem, the conversation of, “he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title,” and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.’ 

Oprah then interrupted and said: ‘Hold on. Hold up. Stop right now. There’s a conversation… about how dark your baby is going to be?’ Meghan replied: ‘Potentially, and what that would mean or look like.’

Honest: She explained on The Jeremy Vine show: ‘I don’t want to get in too deep because I know people have gone very sensitive on all sides about this, but it did seem to me a bit one-sided ‘

‘And you’re not going to tell me who had the conversation?’, Oprah asked. To which Meghan replied: ‘I think that would be very damaging to them. That was relayed to me from Harry. Those were conversations that family had with him.’

The Duchess of Sussex also claimed Kate Middleton made her cry before she married Harry in a row over flowergirl dresses, while Harry said his father Charles stopped taking his calls after he began ‘taking matters into his own hands’. 

Harry also branded the institution a ‘trapping’ environment and claimed he felt he had ‘no where to turn to’ when Meghan admitted she was struggling and having suicidal thoughts while pregnant. 

The Duchess was on the verge of tears when she told Oprah: ‘I didn’t want to be alive anymore.’ 

Reflect: Joanna added: ‘Everybody was so happy at the wedding and I just think it’s spread a bit of uneasy and unhappiness just when we should be spreading unity and positivism and lots of love’

Bombshell: In the biggest royal interview for decades, Meghan, 39, made racism claims about Harry’s, 36, family whom she claims were worried about how ‘dark’ their child’s skin would be 

During the interview the couple were full of praise for the Queen, whom Meghan said has ‘always been wonderful’ to her. She revealed she called Her Majesty when she found out Prince Philip was in hospital to ‘check in’. 

Meghan also said she was ‘silenced’ by Buckingham Palace officials and felt lonely in London. She added that she was welcomed by the Royals, but then claimed it became more difficult in the run up to the wedding. 

The Duke of Sussex also said his family had ‘cut him off’ financially in early 2020, claiming that they had to sign multi-million dollar deals with Netflix and Spotify because he was relying on spending his inheritance from Princess Diana.

Harry added that the couple left because of the media in Britain and because of a ‘lack of support and lack of understanding’ from his family. 

Divide? The Duchess of Sussex also claimed Kate Middleton made her cry before she married Harry in a row over flowergirl dresses (pictured in 2019)

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