The couple’s first interview since stepping down from royal duties was with Oprah Winfrey, and the two-hour special featured several revelations that are sure to reverberate on both sides of the Atlantic.
Meghan Markle slammed the incendiary tabloid story that she made Kate Middleton cry as “character assassination” in a Sunday interview, claiming the opposite was real.
Kate “was unhappy about something,” Meghan said, “but she owned it and apologized.” “She was angry about something relating — yes, the problem was right — to flower girl dresses a few days before the wedding, and it brought me to tears, and it really hurt my feelings.”
Meghan described the incident as “the start of a true character assassination.” “I realized that not only was I not being protected, but they were willing to lie to protect other family members,” she said.
Meghan was outspoken about the lack of agency she claims she experienced as a member of the royal family.
“The tragic irony of the last four years has been… Meghan said, “I’ve been advocating for women to use their voices for so long, and then I went quiet.”
When asked whether she was quiet or whether she had been silenced, she said, “That’s the latter. From the moment Harry became known to the world and I still did not comment, everyone in my world was given a very specific order.”
Meghan said that she believed the royal institution was protecting her. “It wasn’t until we were married and things began to get really bad that I realized not only was I not being protected, but they were willing to lie to protect other family members. But they refused to say the truth in order to protect me and my husband.”
Prince Harry revealed his family’s reservations about Archie’s skin tone, as well as the protection he will be entitled to, ahead of his birth on May 6, 2019, according to Markle, who is African American.
“In those 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 told Oprah Winfrey.