Is reconciliation possible? Breaking down the days following Oprah interview

Royal expert Afua Adom joined The Morning Show to break down the official statement and the reaction to the tell-all interview that was watched by over 17 million people worldwide.
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U.K. journalist Afua Adom shares insight into the latest royal updates following Buckingham Palace breaking their silence and reports that Meghan Markle filed a formal complaint against Piers Morgan. – Mar 10, 2021

Three days after Oprah Winfrey’s tell-all interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Buckingham Palace broke its silence with an official statement on Tuesday.

U.K.-based royal expert and journalist Afua Adom joined The Morning Show on Wednesday to break down the statement and how the U.K. is reacting to Sunday’s interview.

Adom says the palace’s statement was very short with just 61 words.

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“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning,” the statement read. “While some recollection may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”

She was surprised to read the part stating that “recollection may vary.”

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“It is a challenge to Harry and Meghan, and a challenge to what they said,” she says.

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While the statement was short, Adom says there was some positive reinforcement.

“It was nice to hear at the end that Meghan, Harry and Archie will always be a loved part of the Royal Family,” she says.

“I feel that was a bit of an olive branch… but very short, to the point, not much emotion in that statement for me.”

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The interview has ignited conversations about race, mental health and media across the world, especially in the U.K., she says.

“People are talking about the element of race in those conversations… Is the media racist? Is there unconscious bias in the media?”

Adom also added that some still refuse to believe Markle’s struggle.

British broadcaster Piers Morgan said he didn’t believe Markle and on Tuesday, walked off the set of Good Morning Britain.

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He later resigned from the show.

“Did he jump or was he pushed — that is a question a lot of people are asking, or was he due to leave anyway and this was just a convenient time,” she says.

Amidst all the tension, there is a question hanging in the air, is reconciliation possible? Adom says, “Yes, it is.”

She says Princess Diana’s statue is set to be unveiled in July and that event “could act as a vehicle for reconciliation between the two brothers Prince Harry and Prince William.”

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