As Philip continues his stay in hospital, the Sussexes must be “careful” about the time of the release of their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. Political commentator Andrew Pierce indicated the timing of their no holds barred interview may not be the best for Philip’s health. Following two teaser clips of the interview by CBS, he called on the pair to be careful as Philip is transferred to St Bartholomew’s hospital today.
He said: “Prince Philip clearly in very poor health hence the transfer to St Bart’s a specialist cardiac hospital.
“Harry and Meghan on Oprah should think very carefully about the timing of the release of that ‘no holds barred’ interview.”
The interview with the US broadcaster will be released on March 7 in America.
However, it is unclear when it will be released in the UK as the pair talk about their marriage, privacy and royal life.
In two clips released ahead of March 7, Harry spoke of his fear of history repeating itself in terms of the treatment shown to his wife and mother, Princess Diana.
Diana died in 1997 in a car crash in Paris, something Harry made reference to in the clip.
In one of the clips, Harry said: “I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago, because it has been unbelievably tough for the two of us – but at least we had each other.”
“My biggest concern was history repeating itself.
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He also revealed the pair had not stepped down from their duties but instead had taken a step back from senior royal life.
Harry added: “It was never walking away. It was stepping back rather than stepping down.
“It was a really difficult environment, which I think a lot of people saw.
“So I did what any father or husband would do and thought ‘how do I get my family out of here.”
Ahead of the release of the interview, Philip was moved to St Bartholomew’s on Monday morning for treatment for an infection and testing for a pre-existing heart condition.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the news after an ambulance was seen leaving the private hospital in London where the Duke had spent the last two weeks.
A statement read: “The Duke of Edinburgh was today transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition.
“The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week.”