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Oprah: ‘It was not his grandmother nor his grandfather’ who raised concerns over Archie’s skin color

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip were not the royal family members who raised concerns about how dark their son Archie’s skin might be, talk show host Oprah Winfrey clarified Monday morning after Sunday’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Winfrey followed up her exclusive interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with an appearance on CBS This Morning on Monday morning, where she revealed her reaction to the interview and clarified a few points.

Markle revealed Sunday that there were conversations within the royal family surrounding Meghan and Harry’s son Archie’s skin color.

“[Prince Harry] did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure that I knew and if I had an opportunity to share it that it was not his grandmother nor his grandfather that were apart of those conversations,” Winfrey said Monday.

“He did not tell me who were apart of those conversations, as you can see I tried to get that answers, on camera and off,” Winfrey added.

Prince Harry also set the facts straight regarding their exit from the royal family.

It had been reported that Prince Harry and Meghan blindsided the Queen with their exit.

“The stories about being blindsided – blindsiding the queen – were very, very damaging to them and also hurtful because they understood very clearly that there had been months and months of preparation before they actually moved to Canada,” Winfrey said.

“The details are very important,” Winfrey noted.

Winfrey went on to quote a statement made by the Queen on Jan. 18 in which she said, “Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family,” Winfrey quoted of the Queen.

“The Queen on Jan. 18 actually said that there had been months of conversation, but in spite of that, there were still all of those stories about blindsiding the Queen,” Winfrey said. “That’s why the details are important.”

Winfrey said the couple was ready to do the interview because they had been “lied about for a series of years.”

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Palestinians in Gaza stealing food aid before it can be delivered, ‘nothing getting through’

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The United Nations has proven to be incredibly trustworthy and bias against Israel as it fights for its survival against Hamas. Senior U.N. aid official Edem Wosornu said there were “insufficient supplies and fuel to provide any meaningful level of support to the people of Gaza as they endure Israel’s military onslaught against Hamas militants.”

However, food and medicine for Palestinians in Gaza are piling up in Egypt because the Rafah crossing remains closed and there has been no aid delivered to a U.N. warehouse from a U.S.-built pier for two days, reports Reuters.

National Review explains the issue: the food aid is getting stolen before it can reach the World Food Program warehouse . . . just eight miles away. Once the food aid leaves the pier, the United Nations, international partners, and the “humanitarian community” oversee getting the aid to those who need it most. And they’re getting robbed, hijacked, and mugged.

The Gaza Pier is complete and operational, which is what the Biden administration wanted, allowing for headlines such as: “U.S. military starts delivering aid to Gaza through floating pier” this past weekend. However, “what you’re not as likely to hear about is what happens to the aid after it leaves the pier” writes National Review.

Apparently some Palestinians stole so much of the aid from the first shipments that the following shipments are on hold until authorities can find enough security.

Reuters tells the grim tale:

Aid deliveries began arriving at a U.S.-built pier on Friday as Israel comes under growing global pressure to allow more supplies into the besieged coastal enclave. The U.N. agreed to assist in coordinating aid distribution from the floating pier, but has remained adamant that deliveries by land are the best way to combat the crisis.

The U.N. said that 10 truckloads of food aid – transported from the pier site by U.N. contractors – were received on Friday at a World Food Program warehouse in Deir El Balah in Gaza.

But on Saturday, only five truckloads made it to the warehouse after 11 others were cleaned out by Palestinians during the journey through an area that a U.N. official said has been hard to access with humanitarian aid. [Emphasis added.]

“They’ve not seen trucks for a while,” a U.N. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. “They just basically mounted on the trucks and helped themselves to some of the food parcels.”

The U.N. did not receive any aid from the pier on Sunday or Monday. “We need to make sure that the necessary security and logistical arrangements are in place before we proceed,” said the U.N. official.

In summation, Palestinians in Gaza stole the food parcels before they could be distributed at the intended destination, and nothing’s gotten through since Saturday.
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