Prince Edward spoke of the tension in the British royal family.
The youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II told CNN in an interview that the situation with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is “very sad.”
The couple resigned as senior members of the royal family in March 2020, moved to California and told Oprah Winfrey in a tell-all interview that they felt unsupported and unprotected by the “company”.
“Listen weird, we’ve all been there before – we’ve all had excessive intrusion and attention into our lives,” Edward commented on the outlet. “And we’ve all treated it a little differently, and listen, we wish them the best of luck. It̵
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The Earl of Wessex, 57, said all families have problems, but he hopes Markle and Harry are happy.
“It’s hard for everyone, but it’s families for you,” he explained.
Edward also reflected on the loss of his father, Prince Philip, in April at the age of 99.
“It was an experience that so many other families have had to go through over the past year or 18 months, and so in that sense it was particularly poignant,” the royal said, referring to the pandemic. “There are an awful lot of people who have not been able to express the respect that they would have liked to have done. I think a lot of people would have wished to have been there to support the Queen.”
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Edward added that his mother “is actually doing remarkably well” despite losing her husband of 73 years.
“I think it was a great partnership, but over the last couple of weeks, life has gotten significantly busier. Things are starting to open up more, there are more activities so weird that it kind of fills some void,” he explained.
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“I think there will be other times later in the year where I think it’s going to be a little more gripping and a little harder. But at the moment, thank you very much for asking, I think that everyone is in pretty good shape really, and just working pretty hard. “