But he still doesn’t know the details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Prince Philip, 99, finally returned home to Windsor Castle after being hospitalized in February. He underwent heart surgery, after which he underwent rehabilitation in the hospital for 28 days. All the while, the royal family kept him away from the news about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their controversial Oprah Winfrey interview.
“The family is very keen that he doesn’t know the full details of the interview,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Australia’s 9Honey. It was quite difficult to do this since in the UK news reports are full of reports about Harry and Meghan and it was impossible to completely isolate Prince Philip from this information. But every effort was made on the part of the royal family to ensure that the unpleasant news did not worsen his well-being.
Although Prince Philip has been released from the hospital, the threat to his health remains. Prince Harry and Meghan were criticized for not canceling their interview when Philip was admitted to the hospital. Queen Elizabeth II’s husband is due to turn 100 in June.
In Buckingham Palace, they denied information about the concealment of Elizabeth II of her wealth by changing the bill on financial transparency. The message from the palace is quoted by The Independent.
“The Queen’s consent [to legislate] is a parliamentary process in which the role of the sovereign is purely formal. Consent is always provided by the monarch at the request of the government. Any statement that the sovereign has blocked legislation is simply wrong, ” the Queen’s representatives explained.
Earlier, the newspaper The Guardian, referring to the documents of the National Archives that came into its possession, reported that Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain had lobbied for a change in the bill on financial transparency to hide her personal wealth. According to the publication, in the 1970s, the Queen’s personal lawyer allegedly put pressure on ministers in order to amend the bill in such a way as not to publicize information about her stake.
The publication notes that the fortune of Elizabeth II was never publicly disclosed, but it is believed that it amounts to hundreds of millions of British pounds. In 2020, The Sunday Times estimated her fortune at £350 million ($480 million).