Perhaps the middle way of just accepting it, but not turning up, is something.
“I think if they do go along and accept this award on a public stage, yeah, it’s going to make things even worse, the rift could be even deeper.”
The 72-year-old continued: “I feel very, very cross about this award being even offered to the Sussexes because by offering it, it is a tacit accusation… that there is structural racism within the Royal Family.
“I do not think that’s the case. The Commonwealth, which is largely made up of people of colour, is hugely important, and hugely important to our late Queen and to King Charles, as he made clear yesterday.”