As Prince Philip remains in hospital after crucial heart surgery, his wife Queen Elizabeth paid a subtle tribute to him by wearing a brooch she wore on her honeymoon in a heart-touching gesture to the 99-year-old Royal family member.
According to the Daily Mail, the 94-year-old British monarch wore the brooch as she addressed the nation for Commonwealth Day. In her address, the monarch also praised the global response to coronavirus and health workers. Queen Elizabeth’s pre-recorded address aired just hours before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey in the US.
The Queen was supported by five of her senior royal members, who also paid tribute to the way communities and countries came together to support each other amidst the devastating coronavirus pandemic. The timing of the program has been interpreted by some as a display of solidarity from senior royals taking part — including Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Prince Harry and Meghan announced their decision to leave the British Royal family last year and this year, the two were officially out of it. In the recent interview, Meghan has opened up about the humiliating racist news coverage that the British tabloids attacked her with. The 39-year-old actress also opened up about the alleged discrimination she had to face within the royal family. She also revealed how, ahead of her first child Archie’s birth,a few royal members expressed their concern over his skin colour.
Oprah’s interview aired in the US on Sunday night, and ITV will broadcast it for British audiences on Monday.
However, it seems the Queen appears to be primarily focused on her husband, who she married in November 1947. It is also being reported that the Queen will not be watching the interview. However, the interview has raised questions over how the British Royal Family remains strictly trapped in its age-old traditions and rules, as Meghan explains.