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Phillip Schofield says Harry and Meghan should 'shut up' as they return to UK

Ali Condon

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Phillip Schofield says Harry and Meghan should 'shut up' as they return to UK

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Phillip Schofield wasn't long back on TV screens before he took the opportunity to tell Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that he'd like them to 'shut up'.

The presenter returned to ITV's This Morning on Monday (5 September) alongside Holly Willoughby for the first show back after the summer break.

Phil, 60, kicked off when he and Holly, 41, were joined by royal experts Gyles Brandreth and Camilla Tominey, to discuss Meghan and Harry's return to the UK.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently back in the UK for the first time since the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The couple are set to appear at the One Young World Summit in Manchester and the WellChild Awards in London this week, and are reportedly shacking up in their former home, Frogmore Cottage, during their stay.

Speaking about the couple's return, Camilla suggested there's probably still some tension between Harry and Meghan and the remaining royals.

The royal journalist pointed out that Meghan and Harry have taken aim at the royal family in their new podcasts, which could affect their remaining ties to Harry's family.

Cutting in, Phillip asked: "There's no dignity in that, though, is there?"

Meghan and Harry are back in the UK for the week. Credit: James Boardman/Alamy Stock Photo
Meghan and Harry are back in the UK for the week. Credit: James Boardman/Alamy Stock Photo

A little bit surprised by Phil's unexpected call-out, Camilla began: "Well, no-", before the presenter continued: "I mean, also, the Queen is 96 years old, dignified her entire life, having to cope with this.

"There have been rumours that she and the Prince of Wales are 'bewildered' by what they're saying.

"You look at it and - we've been very sympathetic and then sometimes we've been critical - but then you look at it and think 'oh why don't you both just shut up?'"

In the first two episodes of her new Spotify podcast Archetypes, Meghan Markle has made passing comments about her time in the royal family.

On the first episode, featuring guest speaker Serena Williams, Meghan spoke out about the terrifying moment that her son Archie was involved in a fire during her and Harry's royal tour of South Africa.

Despite the traumatic experience, Meghan said she was urged to continue with official engagements.

Meghan Markle's new podcast, Archetypes, has launched on Spotify. Credit: Spotify
Meghan Markle's new podcast, Archetypes, has launched on Spotify. Credit: Spotify

"Everyone's in tears, everyone's shaken. And what did we have to do? Go out and do another official engagement. And I said, 'This doesn't make any sense, can you just tell people what happened?'", she recalled.

In the second episode, Meghan spoke to her guest Mariah Carey about how she was treated 'like a Black woman' when she first started dating Harry.

"If there’s any time in my life that it’s been more focused on my race, it’s only once I started dating my husband," she said.

"Then I started to understand what it was like to be treated like a Black woman because up until then, I had been treated like a mixed woman. And things really shifted."

Topics: Royal Family, Meghan Markle, ITV, This Morning, Celebrity

Ali Condon
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