KATE Middleton’s mum Carole Middleton pulled out of a publicity drive for her business because she didn’t want to be “insensitive” to Prince Philip.
After liaising with Prince William and Kate, she asked publishers of Good Housekeeping magazine not to promote her cover interview because she didn’t want to upset the royals whilst the 99-year-old remains in hospital.
Carole’s decision comes in the wake of mounting criticism for Harry and Meghan whose explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey is scheduled to air on Sunday night in the US and Monday night in the UK.
Whilst their controversial two hour TV special will be aired despite the Duke’s condition, Carole refused extra promotion for her business Party Pieces following the interview which was conducted in January.
The news comes as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall yesterday revealed Prince Philip’s condition has “slightly improved” after being transferred to a second hospital .
Asked about the Duke by a volunteer during a visit to a vaccination centre in Croydon, Prince Charles’ wife said the Royal Family have “finger crossed” for his recovery.
She also revealed Philip “hurts at moments” but didn’t give any more details about his current condition.
The Duke is currently on his 16th day in hospital and has still been unable to see the Queen due to Covid restrictions.
The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to the King Edward VII hospital on February 16 as a “precautionary measure” for an infection.
But the Duke was transferred by ambulance to London’s St Bartholomew Hospital earlier this week and is now also being treated for a heart condition.
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