Boris Johnson declines to comm

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Boris Johnson declines to comment on Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview

Prime Minister Boris Johnson declined to comment on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s latest interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Boris Johnson declines to comm

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made what seems to be his only comments on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Boris Johnson on Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview

According to the Hindu, Johnson is refusing to comment on the explosive allegations after the Duchess said that she was silenced by ‘The Firm’ and the Duke branding the institution as a ‘trapping’ environment along with claims of racism.

Asked about the interview at a coronavirus news conference, Johnson said he had “always had the highest admiration for the queen and the unifying role that she plays in our country and across the Commonwealth.”

But he said that “when it comes to matters to do with the royal family the right thing for a prime minister to say is nothing.”

In contrast, Keir Starmer, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, says the palace has to take the allegations seriously.

“The issues that Meghan has raised of racism and mental health are really serious issues,” he said. “It is a reminder that too many people experience racism in 21st-century Britain.”

The ratings are in

It is said that the interview special was the most-watched non-sports broadcast this season in the United States, with over 17 million live TV viewers (a figure that is yet to include on-demand, out of home viewing or full cable ratings).

Princess Diana’s Panorama interview

The interview is further compared to Princess Diana’s 1995 interview with Martin Bashir. According to the Washington Post, her husband, Prince Charles, was cheating on her — an affair known to the entire world. Royal insiders were leaking nasty rumours about her to the British tabloids. Her attempts to assert herself inside the walls of various castles were dismissed.

The Princess of Wales then proceeded to ‘unload’ on the royal family.

“There were three of us in this marriage,” she said, referring to her husband’s mistress and future wife, Camilla Parker Bowles. She spoke of her struggles with bulimia, noting that royal family members chided her for wasting food. She even questioned whether her husband had the ‘character’ to be king.