England ‘where it belongs’

England ‘where it belongs’

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Sharon Osbourne arrives at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on March 27, 2022 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)

Sharon Osbourne calls for a “wonderful” invitation to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. (Photo: Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)

Sharon Osbourne was glued to the screen for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Osbournes Matriarch, who was in England for the country’s historic event, tells Yahoo Entertainment she got emotional watching the funerals and processions. Seeing Prince Harry’s return to England affected her as well.

“It was a great funeral, wasn’t it?” Osbourne says of Monday’s final farewell to the nation’s longest-reigning monarch, who has drawn royals, presidents, prime ministers and dignitaries from around the world. In the United States alone, over 10 million viewers tuned in.

And while it was spectacular – with people lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the procession – the thoughtful little details, like the Queen’s corgis and a horse waiting for her groom at Windsor Castle, made for tear-jerking moments. “Oh, God it never was,” she agreed.

Osbourne – who gave commentary to Fox News during the broadcast of the funeral, one of several gigs she will be doing as well as being the subject of a new Fox Nation documentary next week – says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle saw back with the royal family for the funeral and the events leading up to that made her emotional too, but in a different way.

King Charles III, from right, Camilla, the Queen Consort, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Prince William watch as Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is placed in the hearse after a state funeral service at Westminster Abbey in central London Monday September.  19, 2022. The Queen, who died aged 96 on September 8, will be buried in Windsor alongside her late husband Prince Philip, who died last year.  (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)

King Charles III, from right, Camilla, the Queen Consort, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Prince William watch as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is placed in the hearse after a state funeral service at Westminster Abbey in central London Monday September. 19, 2022. (Photo: AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)

“I felt very sad for Harry when he came back,” she admits. “And I felt sad, sad for the country because he is – it’s where he belongs. To see him walking with his father and his brother, I felt very, very sad.”

Although she is hopeful that the face-time between the royals – who have been estranged since Harry and Meghan stepped down from their roles as senior members of the royal family – could lead to reconciliation, alleging that “the firm ” abused them and that they moved to California – reconciliation.

“I think it would be great,” she says. “I think it would be great for him and his dad and his brother. They’re family. They need to be together.”

The queen’s coffin was on view for four days at London’s Westminster Hall beforehand, drawing more mourners, including David Beckham, who queued for 13 hours for a chance to pay his respects. Osbourne, who is now part of the UK show The Talk after her famous departure from the US daytime show of the same name in 2021, which was also there.

“I was broadcasting from the streets,” she says. “So I went in lines and I talked to many, many people who were waiting for her.”

Osbourne’s many new projects include the Fox documentary Nation, Sharon Osbourne: To Hell & Back, which starts on Monday. Osbourne is the easiest for her – and that’s saying a lot as she’s known for shooting from the hip – as she points out her firing from CBS. The Talk amid the racial controversy.

Osbourne gives his unfiltered take – with lots of f-bombs and middle finger flashes – on how he got there. The documentary also features commentary from family members – Ozzy, her son Jack and daughter Kelly – looking at other turbulent times in her life and how she pulled herself out of them.

Fox Nation Sharon Osbourne: To Hell & Back debuts on Monday, September 26.

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