Interview was secured after six months of negotiations and royal’s team referred decision upwardsAs television interviews go, it was one of the most excruciating – and most sought-after – in British history. But when Prince Andrew’s painstakingly negotiated head-to-head with Emily Maitlis finished, the royal appeared oblivious to the damage that had been done. In fact, he was so pleased with how it had gone that he gave the Newsnight team a tour of Buckingham Palace afterwards.On Sunday as the prince’s team picked up the pieces from an interview widely perceived to have been disastrous for his reputation, the remarkable story of how it came about emerged – from the departure of a key aide to drawn-out discussions and a last-minute request for approval from the Queen. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/17/meetings-rehearsals-and-approval-from-mum-newsnights-prince-andrew-coup
Author : Jim Waterson Media editor
Publish date : 2019-11-17 19:10:36
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