During Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, the 39-year-old Duchess revealed her surprising reaction to hearing about her husband's grandfather, Prince Philip's ailing health.
During her shocking tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle revealed some surprising details. Among these was her reaction to the news that her husband Prince Harry's grandfather Prince Philip is unwell.
She narrated how she woke up one morning earlier than Harry to find a note from someone on their team in the U.K. Markle then immediately picked up the phone to call the Queen and check in on how she was doing.
Prince Philip attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England | Photo: Getty Images
The 39-year-old continued, saying that such attributes are the kind that she and her husband value in their lives and interpersonal relationships.
They did not allow themselves to default to wondering if doing a kind thing is appropriate or not. Hence, her first instinct on hearing about the state of Prince Philip's health was to reach out and offer consolation.
Prince Harry chimed in to reiterate what his wife said, revealing that many of his family members find themselves reined in by a certain level of control. He added that they are always fearful of what the papers would say about them.
With him and his wife, on the other hand, the Duke of Sussex said that authenticity and being genuine were their watchwords. Whether they get things right or get things wrong, they sought to remain authentic.
Prince William, gave an update on his grandfather's health.
Prince Philip was taken to the private King Edward VII hospital in mid-February, putting the members of the royal family on edge as they hoped for him to get better.
At the time, royal sources claimed that he was only there for precautionary reasons and walked into the hospital unassisted. A palace source told the BBC that he had been feeling ill for a couple of days.
The source emphasized that his condition is unrelated to COVID-19. They added that Philip was in great spirits and was admitted for observation and rest. His wife, the Queen, 94, remained at Windsor Castle, waiting for his return.
Days after news of Philip's hospital admission was released, Harry's older brother, Prince William, gave an update on his grandfather's health. He said that the 99-year-old royal was doing okay and remained under keen observation.
Early in March, things seemingly escalated as Prince Philip successfully underwent heart surgery at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. Days after, he was transferred back to King Edward VII.