Harry & Meghan Sit Down with Oprah for Interview
By: Tiara Chescattie 3/10/21
Photo Courtesy: LA Times
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on Sunday night. The two-hour CBS special brought in over 17 million viewers worldwide. The conversation covered an array of topics, such as Meghan’s poor mental health and Harry’s need to escape the royal lifestyle.
Harry admitted to feeling “trapped within the system” when reflecting on his past life in the Royal Family. Harry said: “My father and my brother are trapped. They don’t get to leave and I have compassion for that.”
Markle went into detail about her suicidal thoughts throughout her time in the Royal Family. She spoke with HR representatives at Buckingham Palace who refused to provide her with mental health care. Markle stated: “I couldn’t feel lonelier.”
Markle revisited her time while pregnant with her son, Archie, to discuss some derogatory comments that were made. There were members of the Royal Family who were “concerned about the baby’s skin color.” The couple later found out that Archie would not receive a Prince title nor would he be rewarded with any type of security from Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth issued a statement on Tuesday: “The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”
Harry and Meghan will reside in Montecito, California while waiting for the birth of their daughter.