Queen 'locked in crisis talks' after Harry and Meghan's bombshell interview

Buckingham Palace is still yet to officially respond.
Buckingham Palace is still yet to officially respond. Photo credit: Getty

This article deals with mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts.

The Queen is locked in crisis talks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday (US time), The Sun reports.

Buckingham Palace is still yet to officially respond to the tell-all interview that had Meghan breaking down in tears after revealing the pressure she had faced after joining the Royal Family.

The Queen had refused to sign off on a prepared statement that officials had hoped would "de-escalate tensions", because she wanted more time to consider her response, The Times reports.

Buckingham Palace insiders have described a mood of 'intense personal shock and sadness' after the shocking interview.

Royal sources also told The Daily Mail Prince Harry had pressed the 'nuclear button on his own family'.

The couple's interview with Oprah Winfrey sent shock waves around the world as the Duchess of Sussex admitted the intense scrutiny she felt after joining the Royal Family.

"I just didn't want to be alive anymore," she told Winfrey, insisting she sought help but didn't receive it.

"I just didn't see a solution."

Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey will air on Tuesday at 7:30pm on Three and ThreeNow.

This will be followed by Newshub's Melissa Chan-Green hosting After The Interview, with live analysis. This will begin at 9:30pm.