08 Mar Most Shocking Moments from Harry and Meghan Markle’s Interview with Oprah
On Sunday, Oprah Winfrey’s highly anticipated CBS interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle came with a few surprising revelations and announcements.
From mental health to racism, the couple, who recently stepped down from their royal duties, shared many shocking moments.
Here are some major takeaways from the couple’s interview!
Meghan’s Racial Attacks
According to the couple, the Duchess became subject to discrimination in the media and with the royal family. The discrimination came about due to the question of Duchess Meghan’s race.
According to Markle, a member of the royal family discussed to her husband that their 22-month old son Archie would not receive “security” because of the color of his skin. The royal family allegedly expressed “concerns” about how dark his skin would be.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince or a princess, not knowing what the gender would be,” Markle said in the interview.
Meghan’s Suicidal Ideation
While Prince Harry has advocated for mental health as a royal, in the CBS interview, the Duchess of Sussex discussed having suicidal thoughts during her time with the British royal family.
“I was ashamed to have to admit it to Harry,” she said. “I knew that if I didn’t say it, I would do it. I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
Markle revealed in the interview that she asked a royal family member about seeking inpatient care for her mental health, but the request was rejected. According to Meghan, the royal family member expressed that it would jeopardize the institution.
She also went to human resources, who informed her that she wasn’t a “paid employee at the institution,” so they couldn’t do anything to assist her.
Harry’s Relationship with His Father
Prince Harry revealed his dysfunctional relationship with his father Prince Charles in the interview. This revelation comes after Prince Charles attended the couple’s wedding and walked Meghan down the aisle.
Harry, 36, described that his father, at first, refused to take his phone calls, and instead, make him write things. However, Harry also claimed that although Prince Charles has taken his calls again, their relationship remains strained.
“I feel really let down,” Harry admitted.
Finances and Leaving the Royal Family
Harry also discussed the couple’s financial strife prior to leaving the royal family and going to the United States.
“My family literally cut me off financially,” he said to Winfrey. He mentioned that while in the United States, he only has what his mother left him, and without it, it could have affected the couple’s relationship.
Aside from his finances, he admitted that marrying Markle “saved” him, and he had a very dark experience living with the Royal Family.
“It’s a very trapping environment,” he said. “I didn’t have anyone to turn to.”
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