The White House has stressed it still has a ‘strong’ relationship with Britain amid the ongoing royal scandal – but praised Meghan for speaking out. Press secretary Jen Psaki was asked if President Joe Biden had any reaction to Oprah Winfrey’s bombshell interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. ‘For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage and that’s certainly something the president believes,’ she replied. Ms Psaki added it wouldn’t be appropriate to comment directly as Meghan and Harry are private citizens of America.
‘We aren’t going to provide additional commentary from here on behalf of the president or others given these are private citizens, sharing their own story and their own struggles,’ she said.
‘And let me just reiterate that we have a strong and abiding relationship with the British people and a special partnership with the government of the United Kingdom on a range of issues and that will continue.’ Ms Psaki added President Biden has ‘talked about the importance of investing in a lot of these areas that they are committed in’. It comes after the couple’s two-hour conversation with Oprah has sent shockwaves around the world following a number of bombshells revealed about the Royal Family.
During their tell-all interview, Meghan revealed she had suicidal thoughts as she struggled with royal life. She also alleged an unnamed member of the royal family raised ‘concerns and conversations’ about how dark her son Archie’s skin might be before he was born. Harry talked about the rift with his brother Prince William saying the ‘relationship is space at the moment’.
He added he felt let down by their father, Prince Charles and ‘there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened’. Pressure is mounting on Buckingham Palace to respond to the couple’s claims amid crisis talks.