Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are being urged by some commentators in the U.K. to ask CBS to postpone the airing of their Oprah Winfrey interview, in which they are expected to mount a stinging attack on the royal family, as concern mounts over Prince Philip’s prospects of beating an infection.
Philip, 99, was moved to a specialist heart hospital on Monday and royal sources have been quoted by British newspapers saying the family is “pretty appalled” at the idea of the interview, which Oprah has said sees Meghan saying “pretty shocking things” being broadcast while Philip is so unwell.
Penny Junor, author of Prince Harry, Brother, Soldier, Son told The Daily Beast that airing the interview while Prince Philip was undergoing very public health travails risked making the interview look inappropriate saying: “Anything could hijack this interview. Philip is ill. He is 99 and could die at any time. They were not to know he would get ill, but it could be seen to be the wrong time. But I doubt it is in their gift to postpone the interview. The control is in the hands of CBS and Oprah.”
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