Vanessa Feltz has accused Prince Harry of insulting the Queen and Prince Philip by going ahead with a tell-all Oprah interview.
Vanessa, 59, raged ahead of Harry and Meghan Markle’s confessional with US chat show legend Oprah this coming weekend.
Harry’s grandfather Philip, 99, spent nearly two weeks in the private King Edward VII’s Hospital before being transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital on Monday for tests on a pre-existing heart condition.
Questions have been raised about the appropriateness of Harry and Meghan’s interview, which chat show queen Winfrey has promised will be “shocking” with “nothing off limits”.
Vanessa told The Express : “Because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her [Diana], going through this process by herself, all those years ago.
“Frankly it’s hard to imagine a more inflammatory couple of sentences. Harry manages to muddy the historical waters, insult his father, grandmother, and sick grandfather and invite the viewing hordes to a pity party all at the same time.
“’Her’ is obviously his late mother Princess Diana, but what Harry means by “this process” is far from clear. Is he suggesting that Meghan’s induction into the Royal Family and Diana’s were identical?”
“Does Harry think the audience will buy into the notion that the virginal 19-year-old Diana and the 37-year-old divorced showbusiness veteran Meghan endured similar tribulations?” she added.
Harry is seen saying of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, while holding Meghan’s hand: “I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you, with my wife by my side, because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her (Diana), going through this process by herself, all those years ago.”
At one point in the trailer, Winfrey tells viewers: “Just to make it clear to everybody, there is no subject that is off-limits,” as Meghan nods in agreement.