Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son, Prince Edward, known as the rift with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “very sad” on Thursday — whereas laughing about it being a routine household drama.
“I stay way out of it — it’s much the safest place to be!” the 57-year-old prince told the BBC with a giant smile when requested in regards to the “situation.”
In interviews on what would have been the a hundredth birthday of his late father, Prince Philip, Edward appeared to dismiss the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s gripes as being one thing each royal has been by.
“We’ve all been there. We’ve all had that same spotlight shone on our lives. We’ve been subject to massive intrusion and all the rest of it,” he instructed the British broadcaster.
“We all deal with it in different ways,” he mentioned of his nephew who give up life as a senior royal and joined his spouse in a damning TV tell-all with Oprah Winfrey claiming they suffered racism from inside the household.
In a separate interview, Edward teased CNN’s Max Foster for the best way he nervously requested in regards to the “family rift.”
“Are you euphemistically referring to Harry and Meghan?” the Earl of Wessex requested him with amusing.
“It’s very sad,” he mentioned, repeating his declare that “we’ve all been there before” and citing “excessive intrusion and attention in our lives.”
“It’s just … families are families, aren’t they?” he instructed Foster, once more laughing. “It’s difficult for everyone. But that’s families for you.”
In each interviews, he known as the arrival of the Sussexes’ baby daughter, Lilibet Diana, “improbable information.
“We just wish them all happiness,” he instructed the BBC. “Absolutely, hope they’re very happy.”
The interviews had been Edward’s first because the demise of his father, Philip, who he instructed the BBC was a “larger-than-life person.”
“Once met, never forgotten,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the Queen was coping “remarkably well” nicely regardless of dropping the “fantastic partnership” of her husband of 73 years, insisting, “I think everybody’s in pretty good shape, really.”