Meghan Markle and Prince Harry allegedly want an apology from “The Firm” following their Netflix docuseries – but one royal expert insists the royal family is “not playing this game.”
The U.K.’s Sunday Times recently reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly seeking a “royal summit” with family members to address concerns voiced in “Harry & Meghan.” The outlet alleged that the duchess, in particular, wants an “apology” from the family. Neither Archewell Foundation nor Kensington Palace immediately responded to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
“If all they wanted was an apology, they could have gotten that over a Zoom two years ago,” royal expert Shannon Felton Spence claimed to Fox News Digital on Monday. “They wanted to use the situation to its full extent to set up their new lives… It’s not that I don’t think a summit will happen, [but] what exactly is it going to change? Nothing. And the royal family has made that clear.”
According to multiple reports, the royal family is allegedly “baffled” by the couple’s “demands” for an apology following their controversial series. It is believed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are holding out for an apology before they consider attending King Charles III’s coronation next year. The U.K.’s DailyMail claimed that the royals are “bewildered” by the couple’s request and are “refusing to respond” until they admit their own mistakes.
“There is blame to be shared here,” Spence admitted. “Reputations have been hurt all around. There wasn’t a ‘summit’ during Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral [in September]. They knew that the Netflix doc and [Harry’s] book were upcomingand there was no getting out of that. I fear that it will be too late once we see what’s in the book, which is reportedly very unflattering to [Camilla] the queen consort.”
“The royal family has made it clear that they are not playing this game,” Spence continued. “When they didn’t respond [to the docuseries] we saw exactly what their strategy is – fly above the drama. Harry and Meghan will outplay their hand… in the near future, probably with the book.”ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!