Though royals are known for their stiff upper lip, Harry and Meghan told Tom Bradby that they can no longer stay silent and ignore the negativity.
“I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair and that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile,” Meghan, 38, said of life as the Duchess of Sussex.
She said that while her British friends warned her not to marry Harry, 35, because of the negative attention she would receive, she was “naive” and ignored their comments.
“My mum taught me a certain set of values that I will always try to uphold, despite the role and the job that sometimes that entails. I will always protect my family and now I have a family to protect,” Harry added in the interview, backing up his wife’s views. “I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum.”
“They are not listening to advisers and think they know better, no matter how many times this keeps backfiring on them,” the source said. “Telling a reporter ‘no one asks if I’m okay’ is a slap in the face of the royal family and British public. It makes them look unfeeling and brings back terrible memories of the way Diana tried to portray them. They have seen this movie before and won’t let it play again.”
Meghan almost broke down when the interviewer asked her about her feelings “because not many people have asked if I’m okay.”
“Saying what she said will enrage William,” the source continued. “He sees this and Meghan as all very damaging to the royal family — a family that one day he will be the head of.”