Megan Markle ‘Could Be Booed’ If She Appears At Princess Diana Statue Unveiling In July.
Royal commentator Dan Wootton said there are “genuine concerns” members of the public could boo the Duchess of Sussex if she makes an appearance at an event in Britain. Mr. Wootton claimed this was due to Meghan’s “unpopularity” in the UK in the wake of her and Prince Harry’s controversial Oprah Winfrey interview. During an appearance on an American TV show, Oprah said she herself was surprised by Harry and Meghan’s claims against the Royal Family.
The royal commentator admitted however that it was still “unclear” if the ex-Suits actress would join Prince Harry when he returns to the country in July for the unveiling of a Princess Diana statue at Kensington Palace in July.
Mr. Wootton, writing in his MailOnline column, said: “Some courtiers hope that William and Harry will now be forced into a positive dialogue as they prepare for what would have been their late mother’s 60th birthday on July 1, where they are due to publicly unveil a statue of Diana.
“But it is unclear if Meghan, who is heavily pregnant with the couple’s second child, will be involved in those discussions and if she will consider making her first trip back to London since Megxit. There are genuine concerns that she could be booed at an event attended by members of the public given her current unpopularity in the UK as a result of the Oprah interview. All of those considerations are expected to make the conversations and negotiations fraught.”
Prince Harry has already hinted that he may pull out of a planned return to the UK this summer – after he was “shocked” by the frosty reception he received at Prince Philip’s funeral. Royal expert Russell Myers claimed the Duke may make an “excuse” not to return for the unveiling of a statue dedicated to his late mother.
He is due to stand alongside brother William for a ceremony in Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden on July 1 – the date of Diana’s 60th birthday. However, Mr. Myers said Harry was stunned by the “very, very cold reception” he received from the Royal Family when he flew back from LA for his grandfather’s funeral earlier this month.