Royal News Roundup: Meghan and Harry’s Tell-All Interview Is Just Tip of the Iceberg During Royally Dramatic Week
Here, all the royal news you need to know for the week of March 4, 2021.
- Last week, television host James Corden aired Prince Harry’s appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. And considering it was a 20-minute-long interview, there was a ton to unpack. During the clip, the 35-year-old opened up to Corden about his early relationship with his wife, fatherhood and even his thoughts on The Crown. For everything we found out, continue reading here.
The Swedish royal family recently released four—we repeat, four—rare portraits of Princess Estelle. (And damn, we suddenly feel extremely old.) The palace shared the never-before-seen photos in honor of her 9th birthday. Although she’s not quite a teenager, there’s no denying that Princess Estelle is growing up right in front of our eyes.
- Netflix’s popular series, The Crown, had quite a successful Golden Globes over the weekend. During the event, The Crown took home the statuette for Best Television Series, Drama. The hit show was nominated against Lovecraft Country (HBO), The Mandalorian (Disney+), Ozark (Netflix) and Ratched (Netflix). In addition, Josh O’Connor won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama for his role as Charles, Prince of Wales.
- On the very same night, CBS released two promos for Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, featuring the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sitting and speaking candidly with the television host. In fact, Harry even opened up about his late mother Princess Diana’s relationship with the media. For the occasion, the soon-to-be mother of two donned a gorgeous Armani gown.
- A few days later, CBS debuted another trailer for the exclusive interview—but this time, it featured Markle talking about why she’s finally speaking out after months of silence. “It’s really liberating,” she said.
- On Wednesday, Carole Middleton confirmed the news that her daughter Pippa Middleton is expecting her second child with her husband James Matthews. “I hope to see more of my family than I could last year, including, of course, my new grandchild,” the 66-year-old said in a recent interview.
- This week, Queen Elizabeth joined a video call with the four health officials leading the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. During the chat, the queen heard about the extraordinary teamwork taking place all over the United Kingdom, and the vital importance of delivering the vaccine to every community.
- On Monday, Kate Middleton and Prince William participated in a virtual call with Shivali and Fiona who women who both have long-term health conditions and have been quarantining with their families over the course of the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic. During the meeting, the women opened up to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge about the positive impact the vaccine will have upon their own lives moving forward.
- This week also took a dramatic turn when a Buckingham Palace adviser accused the Duchess of Sussex of bullying after which the Royal Family agreed to “investigate the claims.” In response, Markle revealed in a statement that she "is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.”
- Prince Philip had a successful medical procedure on a pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace revealed on Thursday. "The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital," the palace said in a statement. "His Royal Highness will remain in the hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days."