Prince Edward addresses royal rift with Harry and Meghan: 'Very sad'

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Prince Edward has spoken out about the royal rift between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the rest of the royal family, calling it ‘very sad’.

The Earl of Wessex gave an interview to CNN on what would have been his father’s 100th birthday when he was asked by the hosts about the "family rift which is undeniably there".

The royals at church
Prince Edward has spoken out about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's feud with the royal family. Photo: Getty Images

"Are you euphemistically referring to Harry and Meghan?" Edward replied.

"It's very sad, weirdly we've all been there before - we've all had excessive intrusion and attention in our lives.


"We've all dealt with it in slightly different ways, and, listen, we wish them the very best of luck.

"It's a really hard decision."

Prince Edward went on to talk about the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes new arrival, baby Lili, saying: "(It's) fantastic news about the baby, that's great. I hope they will be very happy and it's just ... families are families, aren't they, really?"

When asked how the Queen is handling the fallout in the royal family, Prince Edward said: "It's difficult for everyone, but, as I said, that's families for you."

The youngest son of the Queen also spoke about how the Queen is doing following the death of her husband, Prince Philip.

Meghan Markle on her wedding day with the royal family
Prince Edward called the family rift 'very sad'. Photo: Getty Images

“Over the last couple of weeks, life has got considerably busier. Things are beginning to open up more, there are more activities so weirdly that sort of fills any particular void,” he said.

But he is wary of the fact things possibly becoming more difficult for the queen as time goes on.

He added: "I think there are going to be other times further along the year where I think that it will become a bit more poignant and a bit harder. But at the moment, thank you very much indeed for asking, I think that everybody's in pretty good shape really, and just working rather too hard."

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