PRINCE Edward says the fallout from Harry and Meghan’s split with the Royal Family is “difficult for everyone” on his late father’s 100th birthday.
The Queen’s youngest son moved to calm tensions in the household by telling interviewers: “That’s family for you.”
And he congratulated the couple on the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana – as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex threaten legal action against the BBC for a report claiming the Queen wasn’t informed first.
In an interview with US network CNN, he called the situation “very sad”.
“Listen, weirdly we’ve all been there before – we’ve all had excessive intrusion and attention in our lives,” he said.
“And we’ve all dealt with it in slightly different ways, and listen, we wish them the very best of luck.
“It’s a really hard decision.”
He poignantly added: It’s difficult for everyone but that’s families for you.”
And in an interview with BBC Breakfast, he was asked: “Do you feel any sadness about how it’s played out?”
“Of course, you know,” he replied.
“There are all sorts of issues and circumstances there.
“We’ve all been there, we’ve all had that same spotlight shone on our lives.
“We’ve been subject to massive intrusion and all the rest of it. We all deal with it in different ways.”
He said Lilibet’s arrival is “fantastic news”, but admitted keeping out of the drama.
“I stay way out of it. It’s much the safest place to be,” he said.
Yesterday, Meghan and Harry insisted they had informed the Queen of their baby daughter’s name before her birth as a war of words broke out with the Palace.
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