The internet was awash with memes of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry when a television interview with Oprah Winfrey became a trending topic as the two opened about racism, suicide, and feeling trapped in their lives as royals.
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Britain’s Prince Harry spoke bluntly about racism, feeling “trapped,” contemplating suicide and having no regrets about stepping away from royal duties to preserve their marriage and their mental health.
Markle and Harry came clean about their feelings while on a television interview with Oprah Winfrey, which gathered over 17.2 million views on CBS. Some condemned the royals for their injustices while others bluntly stated that the two were seeking attention.
The two-hour special offered viewers shocking and hot cake details about the lives of the royals, and probably even more gossip they thought would never get to hear about especially when Meghan revealed she and Harry had actually wed three days prior to their official nuptials.
“I was thinking about it, you know our wedding—three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that. We called the archbishop and we just said, look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world. But we want our union between us, so the vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury,” she said.
The couple’s lavish wedding took place in St. George’s Chapel at England’s Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, meaning their actual anniversary falls on May 16, according to Meghan.
Some believe that the continuous bold moves made by the couple could land them into trouble or even worse, and may end up just like Princess Diana given the conspiracies that surround her death pointing to possibilities of an assassination.
Markle also revealed that a lot of misinformation has been spread about her and Harry, primarily by tabloids including details concerning every aspect of her life and the lack of protection from the royal family.
Meghan told Winfrey that “not only was I not being protected, but they were willing to lie to protect other members of the family, but they weren’t willing, to tell the truth, to protect me and my husband.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey revealed a lot about their current situation
Meanwhile, Meghan, who is biracial, also told Winfrey that when she was first pregnant with their son, Archie, there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be.”
Meghan confirmed she was not personally addressed by anyone in the royal family about their future son’s skin tone, but Harry was.
“That conversation I’m never going to share, but at the time it was awkward. I was a bit shocked,” Harry told Winfrey, in the couple’s first interview since stepping down from royal duties.
“That was right at the beginning,” Harry added, noting there had been “obvious signs” of racial tensions that pre-dated their 2018 wedding.
Meanwhile, Harry told Winfrey that meeting and marrying Meghan liberated him in a way he never dreamt possible and that, without her, he never would have been able to step away from the royal family.
“I wouldn’t have been able to (exit alone) because I, myself, was trapped. I didn’t see a way out,” he said, elaborating when pressed by Winfrey that he was “trapped by the system.”
“My father and my brother: They are trapped,” he said, revealing that his exit from the royal family resulted in his being “cut off” financially and that during the height of the tumult, his father, Prince Charles, stopped taking his phone calls.
“It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but we have each other,” Harry said, noting he has used the money his “mum,” Princess Diana, left him when she died in 1998 to fund the couple’s new start apart from Buckingham Palace.
Harry said he has no regrets at all about leaving royal life behind to pursue his new life and family – announcing that their second child, due this summer, will be a girl – but admitting the treatment Meghan endured prior to their exit was “so cruel and so mean.”
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