An Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan has created shockwaves within the Royal Family. The takeaways from this controversial interview include how dark the baby’s skin tone would be and that Harry had stopped taking calls from his father. Meghan also highlighted that she had gotten to a point where she did not want to be alive.
This exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey is the first Harry and Meghan had given since they relinquished their official royal duties last year. Harry and Meghan stated that they would have both stayed on had they received support from the royal family.
During the interview, Harry and Meghan were pleased to announce that they were expecting their second child. They are expecting a girl. Although this is a positive piece of news which was revealed through this interview, most of the discussion led to controversy. A significant part of the discussion revolved around tabloid articles which had been published ever since they got together. One example of such a story is when it was reported that Meghan had made her sister-in-law cry.
During the interview, Harry highlighted that he could not have left the royal family without Princess Diana’s money. Harry and Meghan explained how they were victimised by the media. The surprising aspect of the interview is the fact that this revolved around how they were treated by the members of the royal family. It was expressed that Harry had a good relationship with the queen. The same could not be said for his father, with whom he feels disappointed. Although Harry stated that he loves his brother William dearly, they are on “different paths”.
One of the controversial moments of this interview is the alleged discussion surrounding how dark Archie’s skin will be. During this turbulent period in her life, Meghan stated that the thought of suicide had crossed her mind. Through this interview, it has been revealed that Meghan did not receive mental health support from the royal family.
The royal family refused to provide security for Harry and Meghan. This is considered to be a grave concern, especially in view of Princess Diana’s untimely death. Harry states that the experience he endured with Meghan serves as a reflection of how hard it must have been for Princess Diana.
Needless to say, the revelations made by Harry and Meghan translate to a severe blow to the royal family. Only time will tell to what levels this shall escalate to.