Prince Albert slams Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview: ‘I don’t care for public displays of dissatisfaction’

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Prince Albert is the latest public figure to speak out against Prince Harry and Meghan's tell-all with Oprah Winfrey. (Photo: GALLO IMAGES/ GETTY IMAGES)
Prince Albert is the latest public figure to speak out against Prince Harry and Meghan's tell-all with Oprah Winfrey. (Photo: GALLO IMAGES/ GETTY IMAGES)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex can add another well-known name to their list of critics: Prince Albert II of Monaco.

The usually diplomatic prince has not held back on how he feels about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle airing their dirty laundry in public, telling BBC World News that he found their “public display of dissatisfaction” inappropriate.

“It’s very difficult to [put yourself] in someone else’s place,” he says. “I can understand the pressure that they were under.”

However, he adds, “these types of conversations should be held within the intimate quarters of the family. It doesn’t really have to be laid out in the public sphere like that”.

In their interview, Harry and Meghan discussed how the duchess was driven to the point of contemplating suicide and the palace’s alleged indifference to her mental-health struggles. They also claimed that certain senior royals expressed concern over how dark their son Archie’s skin colour might be.

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In their interview, Harry and Meghan discussed how the duchess was driven to the point of contemplating suicide and alleged racism within the palace. (Photo: GALLO IMAGES/ GETTY IMAGES)

Albert says it doesn’t sit well with him that the couple made these allegations in public. “I can understand where they're coming from in a certain way, but I think it wasn’t the appropriate forum to be able to have these kinds of discussions.”

Still, while he disagrees with how Harry and Meghan have dealt with the matter, Albert says he wishes Harry all the best in his life outside of the royal family. “It’s a difficult world out there and I hope that he can have the judgement and wisdom to make the right choices.”

Sources: theguardian.com, usatoday.com, express.co.uk

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