Royal Family News: Prince William’s Response to Reporters Was Stunning
British royal family news divulges that when Prince William, Duke of Cambridge responded to a reporter’s shouted questions about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey he probably breached royal protocol. But protocol be damned apparently after the two dragged his entire family, starting with his wife Kate, in the mud and then hung them out to dry.
On Thursday Prince William answered a reporter who shouted two questions while he and Kate Middleton were visiting a London school.
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“We are very much not a racist family,” William told the reporter, adding that, “I haven’t spoken to [Harry] yet, but I will.”
Royal watcher Katie Nicholl told ET that what he said and how he said it is surprising and significant. For one thing, according to Nicholl it’s rare that any member of the royal family responds to a reporter in such an impromptu fashion.
Apparently it’s typically seen as disrespectful for the media in the United Kingdom to shout questions out to the royal family while they’re on engagements. But she notes that this has been happening more following Meghan and Harry’s down and dirty tell-all interview.
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She noted, “It was very unusual for Prince William to answer. I mean, Prince Charles was on an engagement earlier this week, and a member of the press called out …[and] Prince Charles didn’t comment — [but] William did.”
“He answered not once, but twice. I think that’s very telling of his mood at the moment.”
Nicholl said William is, “a consummate professional when it comes to being on engagements.”
“He’s done this for a very long time and I think he was probably very prepared for a question to be asked,” she adds. “His answer was pretty to the point, it was pretty swift, it was very much off-the-cuff.”
Yet she emphasized how rare it is that a royal would do such a thing.
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“The fact that he answered two questions was really very, very unusual. I think highly significant,” Nicholl said, saying that she’s been told by sources close to William that he is, “beyond livid over [Meghan and Harry’s] interview.”
“I think he wanted the chance to say something … He feels that he has to defend his family, and that’s what he did today.”
Both brothers have admitted that they’ve not spoken in recent days, and Nicholl doesn’t expect them to fix their brotherly bond overnight.
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