‘The nation stands up for the Queen’ Meghan and Harry sent dire warning ahead of interview

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THE QUEEN has been defended by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson ahead of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview.

Asked why Government is not standing up for the Queen, the minister told Times Radio: “The whole nation stands up for the Queen.

“The whole nation holds the Queen in the highest regard but as you well know, Government doesn’t comment on matters within the Royal Family.

“That’s a long-established convention and one we’ll continue to uphold.”

Mr Williamson added: “I think the whole nation is looking forward to her Jubilee which is rapidly heading our way.

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The Queen has been defended by Gavin Williamson MP (Image: GETTY)

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Meghan Markle has already accused The Firm of ‘perpetuating falsehoods’ (Image: PA)

“This will be a really important moment and coming out to celebrate the incredible reign the Queen has had.”

The Queen will “ignore” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey, it has been reported.

Harry and Meghan’s televised conversation with the famous talk show host, which has fuelled tensions within the monarchy, will air in the US on Sunday night before being broadcast on ITV on Monday.

The Sunday Times reported the monarch will not watch the programme and is instead focusing on national issues, while the paper said royal courtiers have branded the interview a “circus”.

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Buckingham Palace is bracing itself for what Prince Harry and Meghan will say (Image: PA)

Meanwhile, the Sunday Express reported that The Queen’s mind is “only on duty and Philip”.

The Sunday Times reported royal advisers are “prepared to retaliate with fresh disclosures about the couple’s behaviour if the monarchy is attacked.”

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the reports.

The Duchess of Sussex has criticised the constraints she faced when a working royal and said it was “liberating” to be able to “say yes” to Oprah Winfrey’s request for an interview.

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Meghan has taken another swipe at the institution of the monarchy in the latest clip released from her interview with the US chat show queen, saying she and Harry now have “the ability to make our own choices”.

The royal family was described as a “construct” which was different to “what people imagine”, suggesting life within palace walls was not what she had expected.

The prospect of the interview is the latest dramatic development within the monarchy, which has seen allegations of bullying made against Meghan, which her lawyers have denied.

Winfrey revealed she first approached the duchess for an in-depth chat a few months before her May 2018 wedding but was turned down with the proviso “perhaps there will be another time”.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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