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The Queen

The Queen issues a “three-line whip” to stop palace staff from discussing the Oprah interview


FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE VIA FLICKR

The Queen is understood to have imposed a “three-line whip” to prevent her staff from discussing the fallout of the Oprah Winfrey interview publicly.

According to the Daily Mail, The Queen wishes to de-toxify the situation between The Royal Family and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and is likely to be the one to extend an olive branch.

Royal aides and staff have been told not to comment on the interview which would likely add fuel to the fire.

The 94-year-old monarch is expected to telephone Prince Harry later this week to discuss matters with him.

On Tuesday, Buckingham Palace released a statement saying: ”The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.

“While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

The statement comes almost 48 hours after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke to Oprah Winfrey. In the interview, both referenced a conversation between Harry and an unnamed member of the Royal Family who questioned how dark Archie’s skin would be. Meghan also spoke of feeling suicidal while expecting her first child.