Prince Charles biographer Jonathan Dimbleby accuses Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of ‘cruel, cruel and horribly selfish’ behavior following their interview with Oprah Winfrey
- Jonathan Dimbleby labeled the couple’s interview with Oprah a ‘great shame’
- He said it caused ‘great damage’ during his speech at the Buxton International Festival
- He interviewed the Prince of Wales in 1994, in which Charles admitted his affair affair
Prince Charles’ biographer has accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of “cruel, cruel and horribly selfish” behavior following their infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Jonathan Dimbleby said it was “a great shame” that the couple went ahead with 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 great shame.
“I think it caused great harm of a kind undeserved to the royal household and especially to the Queen and her family.”
Prince Charles’ biographer Jonathan Dimbleby (left behind at Highgrove House to film the 1994 interview with the Prince of Wales) has accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of ‘cruel, cruel and horribly selfish’ behavior following their infamous interview. with Oprah Winfrey
Dimbleby, whose father Richard was the first journalist to interview a member of the royal family on a 1961 Panorama broadcast 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, very nice” man “who had served very well in the armed forces.”
But he said he was “very disappointed” with his subsequent behavior, adding: “I felt like he was being taken a bit by the nose by his wife.”
The Oprah chat, which attracted a global audience of more than 50 million, was “cruel, cruel and terribly selfish,” the historian said.
“I just don’t understand Harry’s comments about his father. I think there are certain things you should say and do in private,” he added.
“I believe many of the insinuations he made were inconsistent with the facts.”
Jonathan Dimbleby said it was a ‘great shame’ that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan went ahead with the broadcast earlier this year
Dimbleby led the explosive 1994 television interview with the Prince of Wales, in which he admitted to his affair with Camilla and also wrote Prince of Wales: A Biography the same year.
In the Charles interview, which came the year before Princess Diana’s interview with shamed BBC journalist Martin Bashir, the Prince was asked if he was trying to be “faithful and honorable” to Diana.
He said, ‘Yes, absolutely.’ But under further questioning, Charles added, “Yeah…until it broke down beyond repair, we both tried.”
The Oprah chat, which attracted a global audience of more than 50 million, was “cruel, cruel and terribly selfish,” Mr Dimbleby said.
Dimbleby, who launched a new history book, Barbarossa, on Hitler’s failed invasion of Russia during World War II, said he decided to ask Charles about his infidelity in the 1994 interview because of “huge speculation.”
He said the “whole project” would have been undermined “if I hadn’t asked if he had been unfaithful” to Princess Diana.
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 about his public life.
“There was a lot of speculation about his relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles.”