Meghan Markle latest: Unseen Oprah chat clips could air as Queen 'looks to appoint diversity tsar' after racism claims

UNSEEN clips of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's explosive tell-all chat with Oprah Winfrey could air on ITV.

The explosive interview, which was watched by 12.4million viewers when it first aired in the UK, made a series of fierce revelations about the Royal Family.

Now ITV want to show more unseen footage of the bombshell interview.

More than 90 minutes of footage has yet to have been broadcast, and the palace fear it could feature more groundbreaking revelations.

An industry source told the Sunday People: “There is a lot of interest in showing the interview in full.

“The original programme was the biggest show of the year so far in the UK and was bought by firms around the world.

“Showing more of it would be a guaranteed ratings winner."

It comes as the Queen is reportedly set to appoint a diversity tsar to modernise the monarchyafter racism claims were made in the interview.

Sources said the move would show that "more needs to be done", the Mail on Sunday reported.

During the bombshell chat, the Duchess of Sussex said there had been conversations with Harry and a "family" member about what colour their son Archie's skin would be.

For full details and analysis of the sensational interview, follow our live blog below.

  • Katie Davis

    CONTINUED

    And a statement on the couple’s website hit back, saying: “While there is not any jurisdiction by The Monarchy . . . over the use of the word ‘Royal’ overseas, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘Sussex Royal’ . . . or . . . ‘Royal’ . . . ”

    According to The Sunday Times, a senior royal source said both “the content and that it is still online is staggering”.

    The source added: “That was it for William, he felt they’d blindsided the Queen in such an insulting and disrespectful way.”

    It was said to be still at the forefront of William’s mind at the Commonwealth Day service one year ago when there was a clear frostiness between the brothers and their wives.

  • Katie Davis

    PRINCE WILLIAM 'ANGRY' AT COUPLE'S 'INSULTING' REACTION TO QUEEN'S BAN OF WORD 'ROYAL'

    Prince William was angry with Harry and Meghan over their “insulting and disrespectful” reaction to the Queen’s ban on them using the word “royal” in their new ventures.

    He felt the couple had betrayed Her Majesty over the setting up of their Sussex Royal website as they took steps towards Megxit, sources have claimed.

    And despite the brothers going for a long walk to try to clear the air after the “Sandringham Summit” Megxit deal in January last year, sources said they “did not part shores as friends”.

    William, 38, was reported to be “upset the most” over Harry and Meghan’s surprise launch of their website featuring a blueprint of their future as part-time royals striking commercial deals.

    The Queen later decreed that the Sussexes could no longer use “royal” in their ventures.

  • Alex Winter

    DIVERSITY DRIVE

    The Queen is set to appoint a 'diversity tsar' after Meghan and Harry's racism allegations.

    The move would show "more needs to be done", sources told the Mail on Sunday.

    Aides at Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace will take part in a "listen and learn" exercise in the next few weeks.

    The exercise will reportedly involve the Palace "seeking independent views" about how the Royal Family can improve its approach to diversity.

    Last night a Royal source said: “Diversity is an issue which has been taken very seriously across the Royal Households."

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE WILLIAM’S FRIEND SAYS HARRY’S CLAIMS THAT 'HE IS TRAPPED' WERE ‘WAY OFF THE MARK’

    Harry rocked his family with his racism allegation and comments that William and their father, Prince Charles, were “trapped” by their royal responsibilities in his tell-all Oprah interview.

    But now William’s friends say that Harry’s claims were “way off the mark.”

    A close friend of both Harry and William said Harry’s “trapped” is untrue and “his head is all over the place on it.”

    They said: “He has a path set for him and he’s completely accepting of his role.

    “He is very much his grandmother’s grandson in that respect of duty and service.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN COULD ‘DROP’ DUCHESS TITLE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT – ROYAL EXPERT

    Meghan Markle would have to voluntarily drop her Duchess of Sussex title, should she decide to run for US president, a royal commentator has said.

    The move would mean Meghan would likely have to to “renounce her Duchess title,” royal commentator Victoria Arbiter said.

    She told 7News not giving up the title would “conflict” with an oath Meghan would need to take to hold a public office.

    Ms Arbiter said: “The Duke of Windsor, formerly Edward VIII, abdicated the throne and he never lost his titles.

    “But, US constitutional experts say that were she to run for president, it would be in direct conflict with her oath for public office.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE WILLIAM ‘VERY UPSET’ OVER MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S OPRAH CHAT AND MEGXIT SAGA ‘IS STILL RAW’

    PRINCE William is “very upset” over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview, a pal has said.

    Sources close to the Duke have said the Megxit saga is “still raw” and his “head is all over the place” after Harry’s comments.

    A former Palace aide says William misses Harry after he left California a year ago.

    They told The Sunday Times: “Once he got over the anger of how things happened, he was left with the absence of his brother,”

    “They shared everything about their lives, an office, a foundation, meetings together most days and there was a lot of fun along the way. He’ll miss it for ever.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE WILLIAM ‘VERY UPSET’ AND MEGXIT SAGA ‘IS STILL RAW’, SAY SOURCES CLOSE TO DUKE

    PRINCE William is "very upset" over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview, a pal has said.

    Sources close to the Duke have said the Megxit saga is "still raw" and his "head is all over the place" after Harry's comments.

    A former Palace aide says William misses Harry after he left California a year ago.

    They told The Sunday Times: “Once he got over the anger of how things happened, he was left with the absence of his brother. They shared everything about their lives, an office, a foundation, meetings together most days and there was a lot of fun along the way. He’ll miss it for ever.”

    Meanwhile a close friend of the Royal brothers said William “definitely feels the pressure now it’s all on him — his future look different because of his brother’s choices, it’s not easy.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    CHARLES AND CAMILLA WELCOME FIRST DAY OF SPRING

    PRINCE Charles and Camilla have welcomed the first day of spring as Brits enjoy highs of 18C.

    Marking the beginning of spring, the royal couple shared the snap where they posed in Highgrove, their Gloucestershire estate.

    The photo where they look at each other, while Camilla holds a bunch of flowers was captioned: “Wishing you a happy and healthy first day of Spring. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in the garden at Highgrove.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    UNSEEN FOOTAGE FROM MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S BOMBSHELL OPRAH INTERVIEW COULD BE AIRED BY ITV

    MORE unseen footage from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's bombshell Oprah interview could soon be aired by ITV.

    The tell-all chat, which was watched by 12.4million viewers when it first aired in the UK, made a series of fierce revelations about the Royal Family.

    More than 90 minutes of footage has yet to have been broadcast, and the palace fear it could feature more groundbreaking revelations.

    An industry source told the Sunday People: “There is a lot of interest in showing the interview in full. The original programme was the biggest show of the year so far in the UK and was bought by firms around the world.

    “Showing more of it would be a guaranteed ratings winner. Oprah’s production company know they’re sitting on a goldmine so it’s possible a deal could be done.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE PRAISES 'INCREDIBLE HEROES' TACKLING PANDEMIC IN SYRIA

    The Duke of Cambridge has said he is "totally overwhelmed by the scale of the burden" faced by the "incredible heroes" who are helping tackle the pandemic in war-torn countries.

    William spoke with three Syrian aid workers, supported by the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) Coronavirus Appeal, about how donations from Britain are being used to help millions of vulnerable people.

    The DEC's appeal was launched last July, and aims to support health workers and improve the living conditions of refugees in regions including Yemen, Syria, Somalia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan.

    More than £38 million has been raised so far, of which £10 million was matched by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office through UK Aid Match.

    Speaking with humanitarian workers Fadi Hallisso, Kawther Mohamad Ali, and Shahinaz Muamar via video call on Thursday, William said he was "amazed" by the money raised to date, but acknowledged it is "nowhere near what you need".

    He said: "As a fundraising initiative goes, that's a decent amount. I know it's nowhere near what you need, but £38 million in a coronavirus pandemic year is quite impressive."

  • Joseph Gamp

    HARRY AND MEGHAN ‘WOULD HAVE PULLED OPRAH CHAT IF WORST HAPPENED TO PHILIP’

    Meghan and Oprah’s close friend has revealed that their explosive interview WOULD have been postponed if Prince Philip’s condition had worsened.

    Gayle King, a presenter on CBS, the network which screened the £6.5million sit-down, confirmed that bosses had monitored the health of Prince Harry’s 99-year-old grandfather.

    “They had done that interview before Prince Philip went into hospital and if something, God forbid, had happened to him, the interview would not have run at this particular time,” she said.

    “But the interview was done and was scheduled before he went into the hospital.”

    Philip arrived home at Windsor in “good spirits”  this week after his longest ever stint in hospital.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ROYALS LEAKED ‘FALSE AND DISPARAGING’ STORIES ABOUT MEGHAN MARKLE, CLAIMS DUCHESSES' FRIEND

    Meghan Markle’s pal has accused the Royal Family of leaking “false and disparaging” stories about her.

    Gayle King revealed she spoke to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over the weekend as the fallout from the Oprah interview continues.

    She told CBS This Morning Harry had spoken to his brother and dad Prince Charles for the first time since the explosive interview aired last Sunday.

    But Gayle said those talks were “unproductive” as the royal rift deepens.And she also alleged that while the palace wants to work things out in private, “false” stories are still coming out in the media.

    The friend also claimed that Meghan Markle has not spoken to anyone in the Royal Family since the bombshell interview with Oprah.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MARTIN BASHIR CLAIMS PRINCESS DIANA IS TO BLAME FOR 'SMEARS' AGAINST HIM AND FALSE INFORMATION ABOUT ROYALS 'CAME FROM MYSTICS'

    More unseen footage from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's bombshell Oprah interview could soon be aired by ITV.

    The tell-all chat, which was watched by 12.4million viewers when it first aired in the UK, made a series of fierce revelations about the Royal Family.

    Now ITV want to show more unseen clips of the bombshell interview as more than 90 minutes of footage is yet to have been broadcast, and the palace fear it could feature more groundbreaking revelations.

    An industry source told the Sunday People: “There is a lot of interest in showing the interview in full. The original programme was the biggest show of the year so far in the UK and was bought by firms around the world.

    “Showing more of it would be a guaranteed ratings winner. Oprah’s production company know they’re sitting on a goldmine so it’s possible a deal could be done.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE WILLIAM'S FRIEND SAYS HARRY'S CLAIMS HE'S TRAPPED WERE 'WAY OFF THE MARK'

    Harry rocked his family with his racism allegation and comments that William and their father, Prince Charles, were “trapped” by their royal responsibilities in his tell-all Oprah interview.

    But now William’s friends say that Harry’s claims were “way off the mark.”

    A close friend of both Harry and William said Harry’s “trapped” is untrue and “his head is all over the place on it.”

    They said: “He has a path set for him and he’s completely accepting of his role.

    "He is very much his grandmother’s grandson in that respect of duty and service.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE WILLIAM'S FUTURE 'LOOKS DIFFERENT' BECAUSE OF HARRY'S CHOICES – AND IS FEELING THE PRESSURE

    A close friend of the royal brothers said William “definitely feels the pressure now it’s all on him — his future look different because of his brother’s choices, it’s not easy.”

    Another pal added: “It’s still raw. He’s very upset by what’s happened, though absolutely intent that he and Harry’s relationship will heal in time.”

    And one source revealed the Royal brothers went for a long walk after the “Sandringham Summit” – when the Megxit deal was finalised – but the pair did not part as friends.

    They said: “That was it for William, he felt they’d blindsided the Queen in such an insulting and disrespectful way,”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE WILLIAM ‘VERY UPSET’ OVER MEGHAN AND PRINCE HARRY’S OPRAH CHAT AND MEGXIT SAGA ‘IS STILL RAW’

    PRINCE William is "very upset" over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview, a pal has said.

    Sources close to the Duke have said the Megxit saga is "still raw" and his "head is all over the place" after Harry's comments.

    A former Palace aide says William misses Harry after he left California a year ago.

    They told The Sunday Times: “Once he got over the anger of how things happened, he was left with the absence of his brother,”

    “They shared everything about their lives, an office, a foundation, meetings together most days and there was a lot of fun along the way. He’ll miss it for ever.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    ROYAL NEWS ROUND UP

    • Biographer Omid Scobie claims there were “double standards” after the backlash when a pal of Meghan’s spilled on peace talks between William and Harry
    • Royal experts say Meghan ‘would have know why Archie wasn’t made a prince’
    • Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh slams “mean-spirited” Meghan for “leaking” private conversations
    • Donald Trump says he wants to ‘take on Meghan’ if she runs for president in 2024 as he’s “not a fan”
    • Piers Morgan accuses Meghan and Harry of “malicious campaign” to smear the royals

    OPRAH INTERVIEW SLAMMED AS 'UNBALANCED THEATRE'

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview has been slammed as an “unbalanced piece of theatre” after receiving 4,398 Ofcom complaints. 

    The chat, which was watched by 12.4million viewers when it first aired on ITV in the UK, made a series of explosive allegations about the Royal Family.

    Read more here.

    QUEEN ‘SAD NOT ANGRY’ OVER MEGHAN & HARRY CHAT

    The Queen was said to be “sad not angry” in the wake of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    The Queen is privately said not to be furious with her grandson and Meghan who she described in her statement last week as “much loved family members”.

    An insider told The Sun: “She is not angry, she is just sad. 

    “They have always worried about him (Harry) and the Queen feels very protective about him.”

    Read our full story here.

    HARRY AND MEGHAN ‘WOULD HAVE PULLED OPRAH CHAT IF WORST HAPPENED TO PHILIP’

    Meghan and Oprah’s close friend has revealed that their explosive interview WOULD have been postponed if Prince Philip’s condition had worsened.

    Gayle King, a presenter on CBS, the network which screened the £6.5million sit-down, confirmed that bosses had monitored the health of Prince Harry’s 99-year-old grandfather.

    “They had done that interview before Prince Philip went into hospital and if something, God forbid, had happened to him, the interview would not have run at this particular time,” she said.

    “But the interview was done and was scheduled before he went into the hospital.”

    Philip arrived home at Windsor in “good spirits”  this week after his longest ever stint in hospital.

    MEGHAN LOOKALIKE SAYS SHE’S BEEN TROLLED SINCE OPRAH CHAT

    A Meghan Markle lookalike has said online trolls have used her as a “punchbag” following the duchess’ bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview. 

    Mum-of-three Sarah Mhlanga, from Manchester, typically charges £300 an appearance and has been left stunned by the abuse she has received. 

    Sarah now fears she may have to quit her job when lockdown ends due to Meghan causing such an uproar in the UK. 

    She told Closer magazine: “There are some people who feel like [Meghan is] waging a war on the royals, and people can’t access Meghan so they’re using me as their punchbag.

    “I get messages saying I’m attention-seeking and that I should be ashamed to represent Meghan. It’s so hurtful. I love Meghan, but now, after this interview, I’m worried people won’t want to hire me.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      JEREMY CLARKSON: 'THE MONARCHY HAS SURVIVED IT ALL'

      Jeremy Clarkson has waded in to the ongoing debate about Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the Royal Family in general.

      In a piece for The Sun, he said: “Over the years, kings have been beheaded and queens have executed their sisters.

      “There have been affairs, abdications, bug-eyed princes who claimed they could not sweat and the catastrophic It’s A Royal Knockout, which was hosted by the kiddy fiddler, Stuart Hall.

      “The monarchy has survived it all.”

      He added: “And if the British monarchy can soldier on through that, I’m fairly sure it’ll be able to weather the banal musings of a silly little cable TV actress.”

      Read the full story here.

    • Joseph Gamp

      WATCH: PIERS MORGAN BRANDS MEGHAN MARKLE A LIAR AGAIN AS HE REIGNITES FEUD

      Piers Morgan brands Meghan Markle a liar AGAIN as he reignites feud

       

    • Jon Rogers

      HARRY BIKES IT

      Prince Harry has been spotted riding an electric bicycle in Montecito, California after the explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

      Harry was spotted riding an electric bike through the streets as he was followed closely behind by a security team, People reports.

      It was the first time the Duke of Sussex has been seen on an outing since he and his wife Meghan Markle gave an in-depth interview which aired on CBS on March 7.

       

    • Jon Rogers

      MEGHAN COULD 'DROP' DUCHESS TITLE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT – ROYAL EXPERT

      Meghan Markle would have to voluntarily drop her Duchess of Sussex title, should she decide to run for US president, a royal commentator has said.

      The move would mean Meghan would likely have to to "renounce her Duchess title," royal commentator Victoria Arbiter said.

      She told 7News not giving up the title would "conflict" with an oath Meghan would need to take to hold a public office.

      Ms Arbiter said: "The Duke of Windsor, formerly Edward VIII, abdicated the throne and he never lost his titles.

      "But, US constitutional experts say that were she to run for president, it would be in direct conflict with her oath for public office."

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