Harry and Meghan are playing a dangerous game | Cheryl Gibbs

It’s funny when I look back at my TV career that it has mostly been defined by three things – travel, celebrity and entertainment programming and, of course, my royal documentaries.

By Cheryl Gibbs
Thursday, 4th March 2021, 2:36 pm

I don’t know how or why I ended up carving out niches in these areas, but I did and I have made more royal documentaries than probably anything else and I’ve loved everyone.

My favourite was the editing , producing and directing a series called ‘Prince Harry at 30’ for ITN and it was a biography of the young prince’s life and his wayward ways that made him a firm favourite in the public eye.

However our Harry is playing a dangerous game at the moment. A few days before him and Meghan’s ‘tell- all’ interview with Oprah Winfrey airs in the States, I am genuinely worrying about Harry’s future.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

He may have been the more wayward rebel prince, not toeing the line like brother Prince William. But he has also spoken out about his love for his family and his admiration and respect for the Queen. It goes back to my quandary as to why he feels that a tell-all interview, lifting the lid on the ‘firm’ and airing basically their dirty laundry in public for the world to see, would be a good idea?

It’s easy to blame Meghan. She’s new to the family; she’s an American celebrity; she doesn’t have the history or perhaps understanding of what it means to be a member of the British royal family, but I think that’s making her a scapegoat in all of this and that’s not fair either.

Harry is royalty by blood and whether that’s fair of me to say or not, it’s true. In my opinion, he should have a far greater loyalty to respect the privacy and actions of a family he seemed to love dearly.

Having cut so many shows of the royal family and having watched footage when the cameraman should have cut, I can testify that, while I can only imagine the difficulties and constraints being part of the royal family must take on each and every one of them, their love for their family appears genuine. So why do this tell-all interview?

I hope Harry and Meghan’s marriage lasts because I fear there’s going to be a poi nt of no return for Harry.

I’m addicted to Easter eggs and it’s not even April yet

Does anyone else eat easter eggs before Easter or is it just us?

I’m obsessed with buying them – they’re a pound and you get way more chocolate for your buck then just buying a basic chocolate bar.

But the problem is I crack it open and slowly over a day or two, the entire thing has gone before Matt’s even had the chance to get a look in (perhaps this is why I’m struggling to lose the baby weight?)

Chocolate and tea when you’re up at 5am again with a baby who won’t sleep is just the remedy when you’re exhausted and have another fourteen hour day ahead of you entertaining your one-year-old (excuse me, thirteen month old on Saturday). Don’t judge me.

Our garden is finally finished after four years of hard work

We’re finally finishing our garden, after four-and-a-half years of being here and working on our garden.

This weekend I hope marks the end product for a labour of love that has cost more in manual labour and maintenance than I care to admit.

The retaining wall which is rather large and dominates the patio space is finally being rendered this weekend and I cannot wait. These days it really is the small things that make us happy, but it will be so nice to finally have the garden finished for spring and summer.

Honestly, I’ll be glad when I don’t have to look outside and think about what next needs to be done and how much it’s going to cost!