No matter what side of the argument you’re on, Meghan and Harry’s docuseries have
reignited talks about the Royal Family – and the implications of wide spread
racism. But rest assured, this feud is likely to continue for years to come.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s recently concluded Netflix docuseries took aim at
the British royal family and included claims that Prince Harry’s brother Prince
William “bullied him” out of the royal family and “traded”
stories with the press and that King Charles II, his father had lied while
insinuating that he leaked information to the press.
In the concluding episode of their Netflix series, Prince Harry claims that he’s
accepted that he and his wife will “probably never going to get genuine
accountability or a genuine apology.”
The British journalist commentated Dickie Arbiter, who served as Queen Elizabeth II‘s
press spokesman from 1988 to 2000, said he believes the Sussexes shouldn’t hold
out for an apology from the palace during an appearance on Australia’s “Today
“If they’re looking for an apology, they’re not going to get one because the palace
doesn’t feel that there’s anything to apologize for,” Arbiter said.
The royal commentator also claimed that a reconciliation between the Sussexes and the
senior members of the royal family are unlikely to happen anytime soon
following the couple’s revealing docuseries and interviews since quitting their
royal duties in 2020.
“A lot of people are talking about reconciliation talks, but look at what’s happened over
the [past] two years,” he said. “Harry and Meghan have rubbished the
family. They’ve rubbished the United Kingdom, they’ve labeled the people of the
United Kingdom racists, [and] they’ve had six hours on Netflix, [in which they]
continued to rubbish the family. I don’t see reconciliation coming about as a
result of all that.”
The former palace press secretary also suggested that Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir,
“Spare,” may further widen the alleged rift between the
couple and the royal family.
Arbiter pointed out that the publisher would not pay the Duke of Sussex millions of
dollars for “a very soft, shoe-shuffle biography.”
Asked about the possibility of the Sussexes sitting down with the palace for peace talks,
Arbiter said he couldn’t see it “right at this moment,” but if it did
happen, it would likely involve “a lot of eating of humble pie.”
As for why he doesn’t see the palace responding to any of Prince Harry and Markle’s claims,
the former palace aide said the palace would not want to “contribute to
the narrative that’s laid down by the Sussexes.”
“That is just fighting fire with fire, and nothing can be gained from that. It’s a case
of he says, she says, she says, he says, so nothing’s going to be gained from
that,” he explained.
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