'This Morning' host Philip Schofield also said that the couple has 'made their point' and should 'shut up now'
'This Morning' host Philip Schofield lashed out at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle saying that they had 'stabbed a knife through the heart of the monarchy'. The 58-year-old further suggested that the couple should 'shut up' because they have 'made their point' and can now 'return to their quiet life in America', reported the Daily Mail.
His comments came after the couple tipped off a journalist who made public their continuing war with the royal family despite the queen expressing that their Oprah claims would be 'deal[t] with privately'. Schofield went on to point out how the couple had complained to US TV host Gayle King that senior royals are still yet to speak to Meghan following the bombshell Oprah interview. King further revealed today that she had spoken to Meghan and Harry over the weekend, and claimed they were 'upset' that the palace was saying they wanted to sort things out privately while 'disparaging' stories were still being published about Meghan. "No one in the royal family has talked to Meghan yet at this particular time. They both want to move forward with this and they both want healing in this family. At the end of the day, that's Harry's family," King had told CBS, reported the Daily Mail.
Discussing King's claims Schofield said, "There's been an enormous amount of sympathy over the race issue and the mental health issue... but looking at the polls that sympathy seems to be ebbing away. Isn't there this feeling Gyles, that you've made your point, essentially shut up now and get on with your quiet American life, you've stabbed a knife through the heart of the monarchy... but stop now." Meghan and Harry's friend today launched a fresh attack on Buckingham Palace. Omid Scobie accused the media and Royal aides of double standards after it was reported that the Palace is believed to be unhappy with the couple's decision to reveal the details of the private talks with William and Charles.
Scobie claimed that he was 'confused' by criticism of the couple and claimed a 'new royal protocol' had been concocted after the Palace said it would not provide 'running commentary on private conversations'.
Buckingham Palace has issued one statement on the Sussexes about the Oprah interview, last week, which said that 'some recollections may vary' but the claims raised would be 'addressed by the family privately'. Royal sources have since said that the palace will not 'giving a running commentary on private conversations', but there has been no briefing from palace sources since the initial statement was made on the Queen's behalf. The Sussexes had insisted that their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey would be their 'final word' on royal affairs but warfare erupted again after the couple spoke to Gayle and told her that Harry had finally spoken to his father and brother. Hours later, King disclosed on American TV that the talks 'were not productive'. The breakfast show host also suggested that Meghan was unhappy that no one in the Royal Family had thought to telephone her. The presenter further said that the duchess had 'documents to back up everything she said on Oprah's interview', something that was seen as a 'thinly-veiled threat' by the public, according to the Daily Mail.
While royal insiders accused Harry and Meghan of betrayal of trust, Omid Scobie tweeted, "Bit confused here, so just want to get this new royal protocol correct. It's okay when info is leaked to the papers via a palace source but not when Gayle King shares it on TV? Righty-ho then". A critic who accused the Sussexes of double standards, replied to the tweet saying, "The point is that private phone calls are openly discussed with personal media friends. This is the very reason Meghan cut off her family'. Another wrote: 'Omid - I don't think it was a very clever savvy move to disclose something like this via Gayle King. It's a poor move which benefits no one", reported the Daily Mail.