Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embarked on a series of interviews about royal life following their departure from the senior roles in the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made harsh accusations against other royals which have, in turn, sparked a rift. Journalist Jonathan Sacerdoti has said Meghan and Harry and “playing the game to their benefit”.
Speaking to Us Weekly’s Royally Us podcast, Mr Sacerdoti said: “They are playing this game, certainly on the part of Meghan and Harry for their benefit.
“They are feeding this gossip machine constantly and the Royal Family as well relies on a certain amount of coverage.
“Nurturing this image really that Great Britain and the Commonwealth should really adore them and feel affectionate and warm towards them.
“Both sides are using the media and press.”
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It coes as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey has been nominated for an Emmy Award.
Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special is up for outstanding hosted nonfiction series or special.
The Emmys recognise excellence in US TV.
Chat show queen Winfrey will pick up a gong should the special win, as will the producing team.
Other revelations included Harry’s admission he has become estranged from his father, the Prince of Wales, saying: “I feel really let down”, but added that he would make it one of his priorities “to try and heal that relationship”.
Buckingham Palace later said the Queen was “saddened” to hear about Harry and Meghan’s struggles but added “some recollections may vary” over the other allegations.
Elsewhere in the Emmy nominations, the US appetite for British royalty was further proved by a day to remember for The Crown.
Netflix’s lavishly produced regal drama scored a joint-most 24 nods.