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'King's TV chat would be a healthy way to fix dramas of royal soap opera'

It feels like the whole world is transfixed, once again, by the Royal soap opera.

Harry and Meghan have spent a long time telling their story.

Then telling it again. Then making a documentary about it. Then bringing out a book.

The revelations have been sensational.

Of course, the Sussexes have a right to air their views. But the thing that hasn’t sat right is this has been one-way traffic.

Every allegation from Harry is met by a dignified silence.

Privately, the King and the Prince of Wales must be furious, embarrassed, wanting to hit back and wanting to stop the confessional torrent.

King Charles could give a BBC interview as part of its coronation coverage (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

But they haven’t. Until now.

Today we can reveal Prince Charles is planning an interview. Not a Netflix special or a chat show talk. A heavyweight interview with a BBC journalist. An authoritative, factual piece.

King Charles will focus on his life, the loss of his beloved mother, the role of the monarchy.

Insiders say any mention of Harry could inflame a delicate situation. But surely this would be the right forum to put matters on the record.

Harry and Meghan have publicly shared their feelings about the Royal Family (Getty Images)

The King has proved he is fit to rule. His heartbreaking address after he became the monarch was well received. And his Christmas message had all the dignity and gravitas of the late Queen.

He must use the upcoming interview to draw a line under the problems with his youngest son.

The world might be fascinated with the royal infighting. But it would be more healthy if the King put his side of the story in a way that would placate Harry.

Then the family can reunite, the rifts can heal, and the saga can have a fitting end.

Time to take action

A national day of action will see hundreds of thousands of public sector workers walk out.

Schools, hospitals and transport will grind to a halt. And the public is in full support.

Because the stories from the front line are horrifying.

Teachers gather at The Mound in central Edinburgh to highlight the need for a fair pay deal (PA)

Today, we reveal seven teachers a day are calling a hotline to say they feel suicidal.

The Government can no longer afford not to listen. Those who look after us are at breaking point.

It’s time to get round the table.

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