FactualPrince Andrew's interview about his relationship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is the latest in a series of media misses for the Windsor.
2019: the calamitous defense of Andrew
His advisors warned him that the idea was unfortunate, Prince Andrew gave an interview to the BBC on November 16 to explain his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and the accusations he made. 'object. The second son of Elizabeth II was mostly ridiculed and arrogant. To explain that he had not had sex with Virginia Giuffre, then a minor in 2001, he claimed, as an excuse, to have taken his daughter that day to eat a pizza and remember it. "Just because it's an unusual thing for (him)". Four days after his calamitous interview with the BBC, Prince Andrew announced Wednesday, November 20, that he was "End all his public commitments for the moment".
1995: the depressing confidences of Lady Di
Prepared in the greatest secrecy, the "Panorama" show, on the BBC, receives Diana on November 30, 1995, a year before her divorce. The interview, conducted by journalist Martin Bashir (which will again make an impression with an interview with Michael Jackson in 2002), is pre-recorded and the Princess of Wales is there alone, without assistant or make-up artist. She confides at length on her unhappy marriage and reveals to have been a neglected and deceived wife: "There were three of us in this marriage. It was a bit crowded. "
1994: the shocking confessions of Charles
A year and a half ago, it was her future ex-husband who had spoken. Without warning the palace during a television interview on June 29, 1994, led by his biographer Jonathan Dimbleby, Prince Charles says he has always been faithful to Diana … " until (their) marriage is irreparably broken ". Result: the queen and her husband are furious, the rest of the family is shocked, and the opinion definitely chooses his side – that of the princess.
1969: the heartbreaking Windsor
The new season of The Crown (on Netflix) unfolds a forgotten nugget throughout a episode: Prince Philip imagines inviting a BBC team to follow the daily "Normal" of his family and restore Windsor's image. The hearings are sensational, but the result is catastrophic: the country discovers a queen who blandly declares to an ambassador: "Global affairs are complex, are not they? " and a formal family, totally stuck in past usages. The film, banned from broadcasting, is nowhere to be found.
1969: Philip's indecent grievances
In the midst of the monarchy's spending debate, Prince Philip, on tour in North America, accepts the invitation to "Meet the Press" on NBC. Faced with dumbfounded journalists, he announces that the royal family is "In the red" and that could force him to give up his polo competitions. He also confides to be worried about the continuation, the family being able to be forced "To move to a more modest dwelling".