Reactions trail Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s explosive interview with Oprah
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had a lot to say as they sat down with Oprah Winfrey. The interview comes after Harry and Meghan agreed to leave stepped down as roles in the British royal family to move to the United States.
During the sit-down interview, Meghan admitted that life within the royal family was so isolating, lonely and lacking in support that she had suffered suicidal thoughts. She also said that individuals inside the family had expressed questions about the colour of the skin of their son, Archie.
The interview aired Sunday on CBS during primetime US hours, and 1 a.m. local UK time.
Meghan said that her only mistake was that she believed the royal household when they said they would shield her. At the outset, she was told that she would resume her acting career and there was no funds left to place her on the royal payroll.
When she went to the personnel department at the height of her despair, she said, she was told: “My heart is going out to you, but there’s nothing we can do because you’re not a paid member of the institution.”
The couple – who also revealed they would have a girl in the summer –announced in January 2020 that they would be stepping back from their royal duties. They went first to Canada, thinking they could still play a role while based in a Commonwealth country, but the royal family cut off their security – citing a “status change”, according to Harry – just as the first Covid-19 lockdown was looming.
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