- Viewers in the US watched the Harry and Meghan Interview on Sunday, March 7.
- The next day, the UK took their turn.
- One day after the Oprah Winfrey interview aired in the UK, the British royal family released a statement.
A year after the couple walked away from royal life, they joined Oprah Winfrey in a bombshell interview which was aired on CBS. Meghan Markle And Prince Harry made some shocking disclosures to Oprah Winfrey. They told Oprah about conversations regarding the race of their son, Archie, Meghan’s suicidal thoughts and being told that their security would be removed while they were in Canada.
The Duchess told Oprah about her life as a member of the British Royal Family, and how she felt emotionally drained and contemplated suicide.
“I was ashamed to have to admit it to Harry,” she admitted with sadness. “I knew that if I didn’t say it, I would do it. I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
In the first half of the interview, Meghan, 39, spoke with Winfrey, describing life as a royal and the difficulties she encountered. She told Oprah how members of the family did not want their then unborn child, Archie, to be a prince or princess, and how they expressed concerns about how dark the color of the baby’s skin would be.
Prince Harry, 36, also recounted a strained relationship with his father, Prince Charles and being cut off financially by his family.
I certainly felt her presence throughout this whole process,” he said. “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 all those years ago, because it’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other.
The interview which has been the talk of many around the world, including the social media saw the royal family remain silent, until Tuesday evening when they broke their silence in a statement.
The statement said: ‘The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
‘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, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.’