Phillip Schofield takes a swipe at Prince Harry’s interviewer when she’s compared to Holly
NBC’s Today host Hoda Kotb, who was interviewing Prince Harry, was compared to Holly Willoughby This Morning – raising eyebrows from Phillip Schofield
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Phillip Schofield made an awkward remark about NBC’s Hoda Kotb about her interview with Prince Harry This Morning This Morning.
Joining co-host Holly Willoughby and guests Tom Swarbrick and Camillia Tominey, they discussed the Duke of Sussex’s startling comments about the Queen.
Phil slammed the interviewer’s lack of a follow-up question after Prince Harry said he needed to make sure the Queen was surrounded by the right people.
Prince Harry had a surprise meeting with the monarch last week before flying to The Hague for the Invictus Games.
Speaking to the Today show, Prince Harry said of his visit: “It was great to be with her, it was just so nice to see her, she is in great shape.
“She always has a great sense of humor for me and I just make sure she’s protected and has the right people around her.
“Both Meghan and I had tea with her so it was really nice to meet her.”
Holly began by saying, “So there he’s saying, ‘I hope she’s protected and has the right people around her,’ which suggests the people she has around her at the moment aren’t protecting her ? What does that mean?”
Camilla began by saying it was a “strange one,” saying, “Who does he mean? Does he mean her closest collaborator, who is Angela Kelly, who we know the couple had a falling out in the run-up to the royal wedding because there was a dispute over whether a tiara could be made at the right moment for Meghan’s hairdresser?
“Does he mean Prince Charles and Prince William and the rest of his family and implying that she doesn’t have the right people around her?”
Phil remarked: “The thing is – I don’t know this lady who did the interview but she didn’t ask the question we all ask! her laughter.” What she didn’t ask was, “What do you mean by that?” If you analyze it for the first time, has that ever happened before that someone might have criticized those around the Queen?”
Camilla said he did so in the Oprah interview by “blaming staff members for blocking his way to see the Queen.”
She went on to explain who interviewer Hoda Kotb was, saying: “She’s from the Today Show in America, I’ve done quite a bit of work for NBC. She’s like the equivalent of Holly and with her partner in crime -“
Phil interjected, “Holly would have asked the follow-up question!”
Holly grimaced as she quipped, “I hope!”
Camilla added that she believed his comment about the Queen was the main bombshell in the interview.
While Tom added: “I just think, again, maybe unfortunately for him, that it can come across as a bit patronizing that he’s trying to protect her, apparently from the very institution he left to protect himself. “
*This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV
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