The much-awaited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey is out, and some big revelations by the couple are making headlines. Having piqued people’s interest about Britain’s centuries-old monarchy and their troubles, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview has some dramatic disclosures which might escalate the trouble between the family.
In the final moments of their groundbreaking interview, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle discussed their different regrets with the iconic host, but both said they remained grateful that they made it “out to the other side.”
Read on to know more about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and big reveals.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s secret wedding
Even before the interview got into major controversial reveals, Markle reflected on the day she married Prince Harry – which was NOT the day the world watched her walk down the aisle at Windsor Castle. Rather, she and Harry exchanged vows in a private ceremony several days earlier, with the Archbishop of Canterbury presiding over their union.
Meghan’s horrific times
In the two-hour chat, Meghan Markle revealed that she had a “clear and real and frightening thought” about suicide as a working member of the royal family. Supporting his wife, Harry confirmed that she did not receive any support from the royal family over her mental health, saying, “it was not a conversation to be had,” and he “didn’t know who to turn to.”
It wasn’t Meghan But Kate
Several months after the Duke and Duchess got married, headlines began to circulate that claimed Meghan Markle made Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, cry in the days leading up to the wedding ceremony, due to an issue regarding the flower girls’ dresses. However, Meghan revealed to Winfrey, “The reverse happened.” The flower girls’ dresses had been a point of contention, however, it was Middleton who made Markle cry, and not the other way around.
Eventually, Kate Middleton apologized for her actions, and Markle forgave her.
Son Archie’s skin colour
Upon learning that Markle was pregnant with her first child, Meghan also revealed there were discussions among the royal family about her and Prince Harry’s son’s skin colour, and she described her own “suicidal thoughts.”
While Harry turned to his family and especially his father for help, it reached a point where his own father wasn’t answering his calls.
Additionally, Meghan said that “in the months when I was pregnant… we have in tandem the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Meghan’s regret of trusting the family
When asked if she had any regrets about the events of recent years, Meghan said she had one: “Believing them when they said I would be protected.” To which Harry added- “If they had protected us, we wouldn’t have left.”
In addition, Harry also said that his relationship with Meghan saved him.
Harry felt “trapped”
While Meghan made some unfiltered revelations, in a particularly revealing moment, Harry also went so far as to say he was “trapped” by the royal institution. He confirmed that he would likely have never stepped back from the royal family if it hadn’t been for his wife.
“I was trapped, but I didn’t know I was trapped,” he shared. “Trapped within the system. My father and my brother — they are trapped. They don’t get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that.”
What made them sign the big deals
Harry started out by saying they had never planned to make the Netflix and Spotify deals, but the royal family “literally cut me off financially” in the first quarter of 2020.
The two-hour chat is the biggest royal interview since Harry’s mother princess Diana detailed her crumbling marriage to his father Prince Charles in 1995. And sharing his thoughts about it, Harry shared he thought his mother “saw it coming.”
“I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself. It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we have each other,” Harry said.
Who is Archie’s sibling?
Just when everyone needed a little levity, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the biggest reveal – They’re having a girl!