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Meghan interview will not damage UK-US special relationship – 'unbreakable bonds'


Fears had been raised that the Oprah interview could damage the special relationship between the two long standing allies under new US President Joe Biden. The special relationship lies at the heart of British hopes for a bumper post-Brexit trade deal with America. Former US Senator, John Kerry, was quick to quash any notion that the Meghan and Harry interview had damaged diplomatic ties.

The US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate emphasised the strong ties that bind the two countries, while also praising the Royal Family and Prince Charles, in particular, for his work on climate change.

Mr Kerry told there BBC’s Newsnight on Monday evening: “I can tell you assuringly I can’t think of a moment when we haven’t been more aligned than we are now in every respect.

“I think we have enormous affection and respect not just for the Crown but for the Royal Family the things they work for.

“HRH Prince Charles has been a terrific leader on climate and sustainability issues.

“I’ve worked with him on his sustainable markets initiative where he has been very proactive in reaching out to do things others don’t even bother to do.”

He added: “So I believe we have a strength in our relationship, that is much, much bigger than an interview, or a moment in a family and I think it is important to put that family and the relationship we have between our countries in it’s proper perspective.

“We are strongly, strongly linked together with unbreakable bonds.

“I’ve great respect for that relationship.”

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Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said: “For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health, and tell their own personal story, that takes courage.

“And that’s certainly something the President believes. And he’s talked about the importance of investing in these areas.”


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