Harry reveals Queen's sudden snub in unseen interview moment

Penny Burfitt
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
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Prince Harry has claimed he and Meghan were brutally snubbed after their decision to leave the monarchy in 2020 in a new unseen clip from his and Meghan's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In an extremely candid moment aired on CBS' This Morning, Prince Harry highlighted his claim the Queen is not able to do whatever she wants, by sharing an illuminating, and savage moment, that a generous invitation was abruptly rescinded.

Prince Hrary CBS This Morning interview clip
New clips of the interview reveal Harry and meghan were snubbed by the Queen after Megxit. Photo: CBS

"My grandmother had said the moment you land, come up to Sandringham to have a chat, come for tea and why don't you stay for dinner because it's going to be a long drive and you're going to be exhausted?" Harry recounted to Oprah.

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"The moment we landed in the UK I got a message from my private secretary, Fiona at the time, cutting and pasting a message from the Queen's private secretary basically saying, 'Please pass on to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that he cannot come to Norfolk. The Queen is busy, she's busy all week. Do not come up here.'"

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh
Harry says the offer to visit the Queen at Sandringham was retracted. Photo: AP

He says he reached out to his grandmother directly who confirmed she was 'now busy'.

"So I rang her from Frogmore that night and said, 'I was thinking of coming anyway but I hear that you're busy?'" he told Oprah.

"And she said, 'Yes there's something in my diary that I didn't know that I had.'"

"So I said, 'Well what about the rest of the week?' and she said, 'Oh that's busy now as well.'"

An incredulous Oprah asked why the monarch didn't seem to control her own schedule.

"But doesn't the Queen get to do what the Queen wants to do?" she asked, to which the couple responded with a moment of silence.

"No," Harry said finally. "When you're head of the Firm there are people around you that give you advice."

The interview has been filmed and will air in the US on 7 March. (CBS)
The interview aired in the US on 7 March and new unseen footage was shared with This Morning today. Photo: CBS

The latest bombshell comes after Harry and Meghan shocked the world with their frank, and oftentimes scathing recounting of their experience within, and leaving the royal family yesterday.

Among the most jaw-dropping claims were that the duo was financially 'cut off' by the royal family after Megxit, that while Meghan was pregnant one royal expressed concerns over 'how dark' Archie's skin would be, and that the pressures and control she felt under while a working royal lead Meghan to a place where she 'didn't want to live'.

In lighter revelations, they also disclosed that they are expecting a baby girl.

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