Prince Philip was ’extremely distressed’ by Meghan and Harry’s behaviour, claims Lady C

Gyles Brandreth reveals question Prince Philip refused to answer

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Lady Colin Campbell, 71, has agreed with Gyles Brandreth’s revelation that Prince Philip was left “heartbroken”, as he felt the Royal Family had turned into a “soap opera” shortly before he died aged 99 in March. The former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant claimed Prince Philip was “extremely distressed” by Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry’s, 36, behaviour in the weeks leading up to his death.

Both of them have behaved appallingly

Lady Colin

Lady Colin answered a question from a Good Morning Britain viewer on her YouTube channel, who had seen Gyles appear on the ITV breakfast programme last week.

They typed: “What do you think about what Gyles Brandreth said on TV that Prince Philip was ‘heartbroken’ with the mess the terrible duo [Lady Colin’s term for Meghan and Prince Harry] have created in the Royal Family?”

The aristocrat paused for deliberation before carefully answering their question.

She said: “I knew Gyles and he certainly knew Prince Philip very well. 

“Harry and Meghan, both of them in their own way, have behaved absolutely appallingly. 

“I said it at the time when Prince Philip was ill and in hospital. I had certain information that I imparted in a measured way. 

“Prince Philip was extremely distressed by it, and Gyles is absolutely right. Gyles is impeccably connected,” she added.

Lady Colin said that Gyles is unlike other royal commentators as he has “genuine” connections to the family members.

She continued: “I have got to tell you. If Gyles says it, you can be sure it is so. 

“Gyles is a proper fully paid-up member of the establishment with genuine connections.”

The Gogglebox star had claimed the late Prince Philip was left “heartbroken that the Royal Family has turned into a soap opera”.

Prince Philip, who died in April, reportedly regretted that members of his family had given personal interviews about the firm.

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Gyles was asked about the controversy by Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard surrounding Meghan Meghan and Prince Harry naming their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor after the Queen on GMB.

Ben queried: “You know him and you were close to the Duke of Edinburgh. What do you think he would have made of all of this?”

Gyles replied: “I know exactly what he would have made of all of this. 

“He was heartbroken, as he said to me, that the Royal Family has been turned into a soap opera and he regretted that very much indeed.

“He also regretted members of the Royal Family giving personal interviews.

“He felt [that] no good ever comes of it. I said to him, ‘But you were the first member of the Royal Family to give an interview on television in the 1950s for the BBC and later for things like Wogan’.

“But he said, ‘That was about what I did, my work, never about me as a person’.”

The broadcaster and writer continued: “He reminded me and said, ‘You know, in 1953, you won’t remember this, but after the Coronation, the Queen and I went to Australia on a tour. Millions of people came out and cheered the Queen, millions. 

“‘And if the Queen had thought it was about her, it would have been corrosive. But the Queen is the same with one person or a million people. Once you begin to think it’s about you, you are in trouble. Don’t give interviews about yourself. It’s about other people’.

“And that was his philosophy,” Gyles finished.

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