Talking about his trip to see the Queen at Windsor Castle last week, Harry told NBC’s Today show: “I’m just making sure that she’s, you know, protected and got the right people around her.”
But one close observer responded: “Who does he think are the right kind of people?
“Oprah as the new press secretary, Ellen [de Generes] as head of personal protection and Elton [John] as the new mistress of the robes?”
A second source suggested Harry’s comments will have “infuriated” the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, while another quipped: “‘If in doubt, blame the staff’ appears to be Harry’s mantra.”
Speaking to the Telegraph, a fourth source added: “What the visit to Windsor Castle last week demonstrates is that this was more about topping up their royal credentials (doubtless at the urging of Netflix) than checking up on Granny.”
Meanwhile, royal commentator Camilla Tominey accused Prince Harry of attempting to “divide and rule”.
She said: “As on Oprah, Harry once again seems to be trying to make a distinction between the Queen – who the couple have been at pains to say is blameless – and the institution of monarchy itself.
“This attempt at divide and rule in the House of Windsor is understood to have riled royal relatives who remain suspicious of the couple praising the Queen in one breath, while trashing the rest of the family in another.”
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