There is growing fear among senior figures in the palace that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could agree to an explosive tell-all interview if the Queen doesn’t give them what they want. ITV’s Tom Bradby suggested that the royal couple would reveal disparaging details about the royal family, including bullying towards Meghan. Speaking on Good Morning Britain, broadcaster and journalist Andrew Pierce savaged this threat as childish.
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He said: “But Harry’s threat, via his friend Tom Bradby, to do an interview is the sign of a petulant child.”
This attack on Prince Harry comes as the underfire royal is set to attend unprecedented crisis talks with Queen and senior royals today.
Meghan is likely to dial in from Canada for the summit at Sandringham, while Harry will be joined by the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William.
It will be the first face-to-face meeting between the main members of the family since Harry and Meghan dropped their bombshell announcement on Wednesday.
The crunch meeting comes after five days of chaos amid claims that the Sussexes feel “driven out” of the royal family.
The Queen is demanding a swift resolution to prevent long-lasting damage to the monarchy.
On Sunday, Prince William expressed his sadness over the breakdown of his relationship with his brother.
He told a friend: “I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that any more, we’re separate entities.
“I’m sad about that. All we can do, and all I can do, is try and support them and hope that the time comes when we’re all singing from the same page.”
According to insiders today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle feel that they have been pushed out of the royal family by Prince William’s “bullying attitude”.
Sources also told the Daily Mail that Harry is understood to be in turmoil over his decision to ditch his senior royal role.
Talks today will centre on how much time the couple intend to spend in North America and in the UK, and where Archie will be raised.
The funding and royal duties of the pair will also be a hotly-debated topic at Sandringham.