Queen Elizabeth has taken the matters of the royals in her hands after her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s all revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey.
With senior royals still “reeling” following allegations of racism, bullying and being dismissive of mental health, the Queen has prevented staff from discussing the matter publicly.
Royal insiders have, however, said the Queen has now taken the step of reaching out to Harry and Meghan personally in a bid to appease them.
While Harry and Meghan were informed of Buckingham Palace’s statement over the interview, it was done through officials.
Prince Charles is believed to be deeply concerned after son Harry said he felt “let down” by his father who refused to take his calls following their dramatic royal exit.
A royal source said that the racism claims are of particular pain to Prince Charles.
Royal insiders also revealed that Prince William will find the interview a tough pill to swallow given Meghan accused Kate of making her cry.
British paper Daily Mail wrote that the fallout has now landed with the Queen, who will work to “detoxify” the situation.
“It is difficult to underestimate how shell-shocked everyone is by what has happened,” the Daily Mail quoted a source as saying.
“People are literally reeling from what has happened and some staff would dearly love to publicly rebut some of what has been said about them.
“But the Queen has taken a very measured, sensible approach. She is leading by example. This is a matter for her and the family to deal with.”
The palace is hoping things will start to move in the right direction once the Queen has personally spoken to Harry and Meghan.