Mehgan Markle’s latest bombshell interview is overshadowing the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, royal insiders fear.
The Duchess of Sussex spoke out about the royal family in a lengthy interview with New York Magazine’s The Cut Monday, claiming that Prince Harry has “lost” his relationship with his father, Prince Charles — and revealing how “happy” she was to leave the UK.
While some who know her told Page Six that Markle had no say in when the story would publish, it comes just two days before her husband and his older brother, Prince William, will mark a quarter-century since the loss of their mother. Diana tragically died in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997, at age 36.
In the interview, conducted at her and Harry’s $14.5 million Montecito, Calif., home, Markle also claimed that just by “existing,” she and her husband were “upsetting the hierarchy.”
One well-versed palace insider told Page Six: “It seems that Meghan always needs there to be some kind of reference to her and Diana.
“But on this particular occasion, her camp could have asked for the story to run after the anniversary. It does make things all about Meghan.”
One source who knows Markle said that the 41-year-old did the interview to promote her new Spotify podcast “Archetype,” which debuted last week. Her first episode featured tennis champ Serena Williams; a second episode with Mariah Carey will drop on Tuesday, a day before the anniversary.
“She will have been under contract to do publicity for Spotify,” the Markle source said. “Knowing how Harry feels about his mother, the last thing she would want to do is upset him. But Spotify did announce earlier this year that the podcast would be out in late summer.”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!