Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey was a PR nightmare for the royals, but the monarchy is sure to recover, according to one expert.
“The monarchy can survive this interview without a doubt,” royals expert and filmmaker Nick Bullen told Fox News. “There is not an inkling within me that would suggest that anything but survival is possible for them.”
“Look, this is bad,” he went on. “This is shocking. This is awful. And it’s really sad. But the queen has been incredible in navigating these great personal and public disasters faced by the family.”
While pregnant with son Archie, Markle, who is biracial, said she was told he wouldn’t have a royal title and wouldn’t be entitled to security, and described being told of concerns over “how dark his skin might be when he was born.”
Markle would not say who the conversations were with, but claimed there were “several” about the potential color of Archie’s skin.
Prince William has disputed any notion that the royals are a racist family.
Also, members of The Kingdom’s Choir — an African-American ensemble who performed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding — spoke up in defense of Prince Charles.
Despite the controversy, Bullen believes the family will “carry on,” as the Queen has previously handled public lashings.
“When Princess Diana died, there were stories flying around insisting that the royal family had her killed,” he explained. “There was this feeling of rioting on the streets. People were publicly against the royal family and in support of Diana. But the queen calmed the waters with her speech the night before the funeral and things moved on.”
“But even in the last hundred years, the family has always survived after facing any kind of crisis thrown at them,” he continued. “This is just another crisis they will have to go through.”
Bullen also echoed reports claiming the Queen and company were saddened by the intense Q&A, rather than angered.
“What I think is awful about this is that it comes from deep within the family,” he said. “When Diana gave her own shocking interview it was, to a certain extent, outside the family. But this disaster was made within the family.”
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