Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been open about the fact that the treatment of the British press played a huge part in their relocation from the UK to the US, both citing the immense toll the constant scrutiny played on their mental health.
Despite this, ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first sit down interview together since their engagement—a conversation with Oprah set to air on March 7th, the UK tabloids have been having a field day, doing exactly what drove the couple out of the country in the first place.
Most of the criticism is levelled at the fact that Prince Harry’s grandfather, Prince Philip, has been in hospital in London for the past two weeks, after being admitted because of an infection. His condition has prompted publications to suggest the Sussex’s interview be moved so it’s not taking place while one of their family members is ill.
Of course, the interview taking place while the Duke is sick is unfortunate timing, but, as those tabloids would know, the Royal pair would have no say in when the CBS special is aired—nor would they be able to move it.
No subject was off limits. The world’s first look at “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special”👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/8hoxc023mX
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) March 1, 2021
This faux concern by the tabloids for the Prince’s health is just one of the many ways the press is tearing the couple apart ahead of the TV special. Another? Harry re-wearing a grey jacket—The Daily Mail’s headline today was: “Don’t you have another suit, Harry?” Another looks at whether Markle is wearing hair extensions.
It’s safe to say, the couple is likely pretty happy with their decision to move to California right now—sun, sand and a lot less s**t.
For every detail—including how and when you can watch the Oprah special—head here.