Prior to his death at the age of 99, Prince Phillip commented on Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview calling it “madness” and saying “no good would come of it,” according to his official biographer Gyles Brandreth.
According to the Daily Beast ‘Philip told Brandreth, a former member of parliament, that while his grandson’s decision to quit royal duties and move to the U.S. was “not the right thing, either for the country or for themselves,” he accepted it. He also understood Harry’s frustration with the press and told Brandreth, “It’s his life.”’
Brandreth wrote Monday in a piece for the DailyMail “Harry had only succeeded his grandfather as Captain General of the Royal Marines in 2017. Philip had done the job for 64 years. Harry had barely managed 30 months. The Duke of Edinburgh was not pleased, nor did he believe that Harry and Meghan were doing the right thing.”
Brandreth also said that Phillip did tell him that “people have got to lead their lives as they think best.”
He added: “I know from someone close to him that he thought Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was ‘madness’ and ‘no good would come of it.’ I was not surprised because that is exactly how he described to me the personal TV interviews given by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, back in the 1990s.”