Prince Charles biographer Jonathan Dimbleby accuses Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of “vicious, cruel and horribly selfish” behavior during their interview with Oprah Winfrey
- Jonathan Dimbleby called the couple’s interview with Oprah a “great shame”
- He said it had done “great damage” during an address at the Buxton International Festival
- He interviewed the Prince of Wales in 1994, in which Charles admitted his affair
Prince Charles’ biographer accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of ‘vicious, cruel and horribly selfish’ behavior during their infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Jonathan Dimbleby said it was a “great shame” that the couple continued the broadcast earlier this year.
Speaking at the Buxton International Festival in Derbyshire this week, the veteran broadcaster, 76, said: “I think the interview was a very big disgrace.
“I think it caused great damage of an undeserved kind to the royal household and in particular to the Queen and her family.”
Prince Charles biographer Jonathan Dimbleby (who went to Highgrove House to film the 1994 interview with the Prince of Wales) accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of ‘vicious, cruel and horribly selfish’ behavior during their infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey
Mr Dimbleby, whose father Richard became the first reporter to interview a member of the royal family on a 1961 Panorama show with Prince Philip, said he had met Harry “in the past when he was young”.
He said his memories of Harry were of a “charming and very kind” man “who had served very well in the armed forces”.
But he said he was “very disappointed” with his subsequent behavior, adding: “I felt he was being led a bit by the nose by his wife.”
Oprah’s cat, which drew a global audience of over 50 million people, was “vicious, cruel and horribly selfish,” the historian said.
‘Harry’s remarks about his father, I just don’t understand. I think there are some things you should say and do in private, ”he added.
“I believe a lot of innuendos he made were inconsistent with the facts.”
Jonathan Dimbleby said it was a “great shame” that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan continued the broadcast earlier this year.
Mr Dimbleby conducted the explosive 1994 television interview with the Prince of Wales in which he admitted his affair with Camilla and also wrote Prince of Wales: A Biography the same year.
In Charles’s interview, which took place the year before Princess Diana’s interview with disgraceful BBC reporter Martin Bashir, the prince was asked if he was trying to be “loyal and honorable” to Diana.
He said, ‘Yes, absolutely.’ But, on further questioning, Charles added: “Yes … until it broke down beyond repair, we both tried.”
Oprah’s cat, which has attracted a worldwide audience of over 50 million people, was “vicious, cruel and horribly selfish,” Mr Dimbleby said.
Mr Dimbleby, who was launching a new story volume, Barbarossa, on Hitler’s failed WWII invasion of Russia, said he decided to ask Charles about his infidelity during the interview of 1994 because of “huge speculation”.
He said “the whole project” would have been in jeopardy “if I had not asked whether he had been unfaithful” to Princess Diana.
Mr Dimbleby, whose interview with the Prince of Wales was part of an ITV documentary Charles: The Private Man, The Public Role, said: “It was part of a 90-minute documentary on his public life .
“There was huge speculation about his relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles.”