Graydon Carter, the former editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, has spoken out regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, claiming in a recent interview that the couple will “live to regret” not keeping in touch with the royal family, according to OK.
“That will come back to haunt them at a certain point,” he said. “They have no cousins that they see, or uncles or aunts, and they don’t see grandparents, except for one.” In their defense, Harry did visit many of his cousins lately during the Coronation, including Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall, and a smattering of uncles and aunts, but Carter is correct, they don’t see them much.
Carter also commented on his decision to live in Montecito, stating that there is “nothing, nothing, nothing to do” in the area.
“It’s a 40-minute drive from L.A.,” he said. “There can’t be many kids there, because young families can’t afford it.”
According to Yahoo News, Carter continued to not hold back, adding “They have too much attention. For people like that, unavailability is your greatest asset. If you’re out there too much, the public has a chance to get sick of you.” And the coup de grâce: “I think they’ve made every wrong move you can make,” Carter added.
According to OK, the royal family is concerned that Harry would reveal more secrets when testifying in the phone hacking case against Mirror Group Newspapers, which will return him to the United Kingdom in mid-June. Harry has testified in similar cases against other media outlets such as Associated Newspapers Ltd. and News Group Newspapers, in which he called out the royal family, alleging that they “withheld information” from him and Meghan and made “secret agreements” with publications to protect their own public image.
“It has his family terrified,” a source said about Harry’s upcoming court appearance. “They are nervous about what Harry could ultimately reveal, and rightly so. His book was bad enough. He could elaborate more on the story, planting claims in court. Was the whole family leaking dirt on Harry and Meghan to keep the spotlight off themselves?”
The source continued “Harry is having his day in court, and no one in the royal family is looking forward to it. They are all extremely nervous about what he’ll say.”
A separate source added “He still feels betrayed by his family. This could be Harry’s moment to turn the screw just a little bit tighter on all of them.”