Prince Edward is getting candid.
The 57-year-old Earl of Wessex, and the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth, opened up about tensions in the royal family following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s stepping down from royal duties in an interview.
Prince said that the tension between family members is “very sad.”
“It’s difficult for everyone but that’s families for you…we wish them the very best of luck. It’s a really hard decision.”
He was also asked about the couple naming their child Li after Queen Elizabeth.
“Well, we just wish them all happiness. That’s fantastic news and absolutely, I hope they’re very happy,” he said.
“Of course, you know. I mean it’s…there are all sorts of issues and circumstances there. We’ve all been there. I stay way out of it. It’s much the safest place to be. We’ve all had that same spotlight shone on our lives. We’ve been subjected to massive intrusion and all the rest of it. We all deal with it in different ways.”
“From a selfish point of view, we would have loved it if he had been here and been with us. But then birthdays were not necessarily his…he didn’t really want all the fuss and bother. He wasn’t really looking forward to the centenary, even if we were. We go ahead and celebrate what might have been and his life and I think we try to turn it into something that’s very positive.”