Royal Family crisis: Queen told ‘to listen’ after William faces ‘out of touch’ backlash

Queen 'needs to listen' moving forward says expert

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The Queen and the Royal Family “need to listen and learn” from the Harry and Meghan interview, according to a leading royal commentator. Speaking to the True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, Vanity Fair royal correspondent Katie Nicholl said the royals need to “show a little more” that they are not out of touch. This comes as Prince William told reporters his family are “very much not racist”.

Ms Nicholl discussed what the Queen and the Royal Family need to do now to move forward.

She said: “She needs to listen. The Queen needs to listen and the family needs to listen.

“We have heard Prince William say ‘that we are not a racist family’.

“Maybe they are going to need to show that a little bit more, maybe they are going to need to learn from this.”

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She continued: “I do think there is the feeling that this bore so much resemblance to the Diana interview in many ways, and has made people think, has it really changed?

“It has in many ways, but as an institution does it need to change any more?”

This comes amid concerns the Queen’s reputation has taken an international hit since the interview aired last weekend in the US.

Emmy-winning journalist Jennifer Peros told The Royal Beat that Americans reacted with dismay to the Queen’s statement.

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Harry and Meghan made a set of explosive claims in the tell-all chat, which was aired on ITV on Monday, including allegations of racism against the Royal Family.

The Royal Family are under pressure to do more, after Prince William insisted that the royals were “not a racist family”.

William also admitted that he had not even spoken to Harry about the TV interview – five days after it aired.


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Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer said a “briefing war” is taking place between the two sides in the wake of the Oprah Winfrey interview.

He tweeted: “On one side Meghan’s friends. On the other, prominent people from black and other ethnic minority communities coming out to say the Royal Family isn’t racist.

“But how does an individual or organisation prove they’re not racist/sexist/ageist etc.

“It’s not clear to me how orchestrated the briefing is by the principals but among the latest to come out for not racist are the Queen’s representative in Bristol, Peaches Golding, and in defence of Prince Charles, the Kingdom Choir.

“Harry and Meghan have also had plenty of support, including from actress Janina Gavankar, who did say she had spoken to her friend about going on TV to support her.”

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