Royal commentator Victoria Howard has told Australian television that Meghan Markle’s lawyer defence of the Duchess in the BBC documentary “struck a chord” with the Royal Family. “This narrative that no-one could work for the Duchess of Sussex, that she was too difficult or demanding a boss, and that everyone had to leave, is just not true,” says Jenny Afiain a teaser for part two of Princes and the Press.
Ms Howard told ABC News Australia: “I think what has really, you know, struck a chord with the royals to release the statement is that Megan’s lawyer was actually given air time to refute some of the claims that were made about her.
“And secondly, it’s kind of removed some of this mystique about the Royal Family, being a family and not just kind of being offices working together.
“I think that that was the key thing that I took away from it.
“That actually this is showing that everything isn’t as rosy as we always think.
She added: “And actually, they are quite dysfunctional, more than we might normally imagine.”
It comes as Prince William and Kate’s royal household, Kensington Palace, were alleged to have been behind “an awful lot of leaking” concerning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Royal expert Robert Jobson has told Australian news outlet Sunrise that briefings on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had particularly come from Kensington Palace.
The recently-aired BBC documentary The Princes and the Press contained allegations that royal households were briefing the press against Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their time in the Royal Family.
Mr Witchell said there was “irritation” at the BBC documentary, which first aired on Monday night, in a number of royal households.
He told BBC News there was “irritation in the royal households.”
Though the royal correspondent pinpointed Prince William as having been left feeling “very raw.”
Mr Witchell: “Especially on the part of Prince William, we must remember that he still feels really quite aggrieved at the BBC over the panorama interview with his mother, the BBC of course roundly condemned in the Dyson report, these feelings are very raw, and they have been exacerbated by these two programmes that Princes and the Press.”