Prince Edward said the British royal family’s gap with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is “very sad.”
But “families are families,” Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son told CNN’s Max Foster in an interview released Thursday, what would have been his father, the late Prince Philip,’s 100th birthday.
Harry and Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, resigned from royal duties and moved to the United States last year. Tensions rose with the family further after Markle̵
Edward sympathized with his nephew and daughter-in-law.
“Strange we’ve all been there before, we’ve all had excessive intrusion and attention into our lives,” the prince said. “And we have all treated it in slightly different ways, and listen, we wish them good luck. It’s a really tough decision. ”
The birth of Harry and Meghan’s second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana, last week was “fantastic news”, Edward said. “I hope they are very happy. It’s just, families are families, right, you know? ”
Asked how the Queen handled the gap, Edward said it had been “difficult for everyone, but it’s families for you.” He added that she has performed “remarkably well” since Philips died in April at the age of 99.
The gradual reopening of the UK in the midst of easing coronavirus restrictions kept the monarch busy, he said.
“I think there will be other times later in the year where I think it will be a little more gripping and a little harder,” he added. “But at the moment … I think everyone is really in good shape.”
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