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‘Nothing more than a soap-opera to you!’ MP slams US for turning on ‘OUR’ Royal Family

Meghan and Harry: US slammed for 'soap opera' portrayal by MP

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Alicia Kearns told LBC that the family dispute that has played out in front of the world is a sad state of affairs for the monarchy. The Tory MP added that Britain must not let the Americanised soap-opera narrative become the focus of the Royal Family.

Ms Kearns said: “I think this has been a really sad state of affairs and I think anyone who has watched the Harry and Meghan interview just leaves with that sense of sadness.

“This is ultimately a family dispute playing out for the world to see.

“I think what it has really shown is that to America, the Royal Family is nothing more than another soap-opera.

“Whereas to us, it is our Royal Family.”

The Conservative MP added: “I think really the whole country feels saddened and we do need to move on from this point.

“And not let an Americanised, nation with soap-operas turn our Royal Family into one and become that focus.”

Buckingham Palace released a statement on Tuesday regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, saying: “The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.”

The statement added: “Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

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“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members.”

On Tuesday, Bonnie Greer told Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine that the Oprah Winfrey interview is a “catastrophe” for the Royal Family and the UK’s perception in the US.

Ms Greer said: “It’s the United Kingdom that is at fault.

“I love this country and it has been really good to me, I am heartbroken about this.

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“I have been on air last night on American television telling people ‘it is not what you think’ and ‘I don’t know what is going on with the Royal Family’.

“People are saying ‘what kind of country is that, which allows something like this to happen?’ so it’s about the UK.”

She added: “The Tabloid press are making the country think it is all about the Royal Family, no it is not, it is about this country.

“Someone has got to stand up and call it out because that is what it is.”

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