STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): He was admitted to the hospital within the last two months and was there for a very long time. And people were worried about his condition. And this was about the time the Meghan Markle, Harry interview was about to run with Oprah Winfrey, and it was suggested that it was inappropriate that they run that particular, you know, tell-all, which invariably, you know, ultimately did accuse the royal family of racism. It was inappropriate to run that while he was in the hospital.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Mm-hmm.
DOOCY: And so, you know, he was released from the hospital just within the last week or two. And now the news that at the age of 99, Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II has passed away.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Also, if you factor in this, there are reports that he was enraged after the interview and the fallout from the interview with Oprah Winfrey. So here he is trying to recover, and then he gets hit with that. He also is reportedly very transparent about his distaste for Fergie, when she was married to Prince ...
KILMEADE: Andrew for a while. She was a little bit different for the royal family's taste, I guess. So, 99 years old, he passed away. This is going to be a very public funeral. How do you as the grandson not come back for your grandfather's funeral?
EARHARDT: I'm sure he will.
DOOCY: Well you know --
KILMEADE: That'll be a bigger story than the funeral.
KILMEADE: Just think about this. There's one thing that Piers Morgan was saying on his morning show, which he famously walked off of, is like, really? He's in the -- your grandfather's in the hospital. You know he's not doing well. Is this really the time you have to put out this interview? And evidently, it definitely added to his stress.
EARHARDT: He was in the hospital at the time.
EARHARDT: So he died in Windsor Castle, so they allowed him to go home.