“There are rumors swirling that Andrew wants to do another interview,” said a source. “Andrew hasn’t drawn a line under it. He wants the chance to put right the things he didn’t say. Newsnight gave him the chance to show some remorse. He was asked if there was anything else he wanted to say. It was an open goal—he didn’t grasp it, and I think he sees that now.”
While it appeared the Queen gave her blessing for the Newsnight interview, which was filmed at the Palace, she may not sanction her son giving another on the record talk anytime soon, given the damaging fallout. Historically, TV interviews have never played out well for the royals. Charles’s interview with TV journalist Jonathan Dimbleby earned him more criticism than sympathy, while Diana’s famous Panorama interview with Martin Bashir didn’t bode well for the royal family. More recently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to be interviewed for an ITV special led to a frenzy of headlines about the duchess’s mental health and Harry’s relationship with his brother.