Meghan and Harry poking the bear and royal family may have a tipping point – The Mirror

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As Prince Harry continues to reveal one bombshell after another, the Queen has so far remained characteristically tight-lipped in response.

Despite the Prince making allegations of racism against his wife Meghan Markle and claiming his father ignored his need for support with his own mental health, the Monarch and other members of the Royal Family have refused to retaliate.

But an expert now claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have gone too far with their latest television appearance and could be pushing the Royals over the edge.

The Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English has warned that Harry and Meghan could be “poking the bear” and that there may be a “tipping point” with the royals following Harry’s recent appearance in a documentary on mental health, Star Online reports.

In the programme which aired on Apple+ TV earlier this month, the Duke, 36, told Oprah Winfrey, “growing up is depressing” but “we’re all in this together”.

Could the Queen and Prince Charles have had enough of Prince Harry's claims?
Could the Queen and Prince Charles have had enough of Prince Harry’s claims?
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In the episode, which is part of a series of interviews with celebrities covering mental health issues, the prince also hinted that his family felt shame over his struggles with mental health.

It followed on from Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview with Oprah back in March, when he claimed members of the Royal Family made racist comments about the colour of his son Archie’s skin before his birth.

“The Palace have always gone with the never complain, never explain approach,” The MailPlus host said.

It was claimed that Meghan had been asked about the colour of Archie's skin while she was pregnant
It was claimed that Meghan had been asked about the colour of Archie’s skin while she was pregnant
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The couple announced on January 8 last year that they would step back from senior positions within the family following talks at Sandringham with Prince Charles, Prince William and the Queen.

They then relocated with their son Archie Harrison to California, having spent the intervening period living in Canada, in the hope of a more private lifestyle.

But since then they have taken part in a number of public interviews which have revealed details from behind the scenes at the palace.

Harry and Meghan have faced some backlash in the UK for their TV appearances
Harry and Meghan have faced some backlash in the UK for their TV appearances
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In their controversial March interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan revealed she had suffered from suicidal thoughts and that members of the royal family had ‘conversations with Harry about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born’.

Harry has also since appeared on a podcast in which he suggested that Prince Charles handed down a “cycle” of “genetic pain and suffering” to him.

Ms English said: “The Palace have always gone with the never complain, never explain approach.

The Queen and Prince Charles have not commented on the revelations
The Queen and Prince Charles have not commented on the revelations
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“Can we really expect that to carry on? Surely there will be a tipping point?”

She continued: “Buckingham Palace genuinely don’t want to get drawn into a public slanging match with Harry and Meghan,” said English.

“That said, they are poking the bear a lot, and people are right to wonder whether there will be a tipping point.

Prince William is said to be worried about Prince Harry and how much he will continue to reveal in the future
Prince William is said to be worried about Prince Harry and how much he will continue to reveal in the future
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“I don’t think it will be anytime soon.

“The royals are hoping that Harry will just burn himself out, that he says what he wants to say.

“Whether it is from the heart, or he wants revenge, they are just hoping that he will get it off his chest and move on.

The prince has talked about his own mental health issues in his latest TV interview
The prince has talked about his own mental health issues in his latest TV interview
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“They hoped that would happen with the first Oprah Winfrey interview, but other so-called truth-bombs have been lobbed since.”

She also said that the family’s methods for fighting back were limited: “The Queen has already made very very clear that recollections vary on a lot of what they say but she really wants to sort this out privately.”

In his latest appearance in The Me You Can’t See: The Path Forward, Prince Harry told Oprah families can feel ashamed when they don’t realise what is happening with family members’ mental health.

The Mail’s Saturday Diary Editor Richard Eden questioned why Harry had to keep “dragging his family into it”.

However, he added: “It’s very good that Harry has spoken about his mental health and his therapy and that may be encouraging to other people, particularly men.”

 

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