Treatment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is ‘evil’ says The Crown’s Olivia Colman as she slams the media for ‘being mean to them’ at launch of new Netflix series
- Olivia Colman, 45, makes her debut as the Queen in The Crown season three
- She said the media are ‘mean’ to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in interview
- Netflix star said the couple, 35 and 38, are criticised for ‘everything they do’
- Comes after the Palace confirmed they won’t spend Christmas with Queen
Actress Olivia Colman has slammed the media for their ‘evil’ treatment of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The Crown star, 45, said the press are ‘mean’ to Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, when asked if her new role has given her a greater understanding of the pressures faced by the royals.
She said at the launch of the Netflix show: ‘It’s just evil. They’re mean to them. Everything they do, they step outside their house and it’s something.
‘I don’t know why they’re so mean to a fellow human being. It always strikes me as odd.’
Actress Olivia Colman (pictured left) has slammed the media for their ‘evil’ treatment of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Olivia Colman, 45, said the press are ‘mean’ to Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, when asked if her new role has given her a greater understanding of the pressures faced by the royals
It was confirmed today that Meghan, Harry and Archie will not be travelling to the royal estate in Norfolk with the rest of the royals
Quizzed on the Sussexes decision not to spend Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham, Colman replied: ‘You show me someone who would like to. Everyone wants a little Christmas on their own every now and again, it’s alright.’
The premiere of The Crown season three, which sees Colman take on the role of Queen Elizabeth, premieres in London this evening.
It was confirmed today that Meghan, Harry and Archie will not be travelling to the royal estate in Norfolk with the rest of the royals.
They will instead fly to America to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.
Their six-week break is likely to begin around Thanksgiving, which falls on November 28 this year, so Meghan can spend the US holiday with her family.
Colman plays The Queen in the Neftlix show, which premieres its third season tonight
But royal watchers fear the move could worsen tensions between the couple and the rest of the royal family, following recent from comments from Harry that he and his brother were ‘on different paths at the moment.’
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said this evening: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month.
‘Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland.
‘This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen.’
Pictured: The Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where the other royals will spend Christmas with the Queen