The Oprah Interview That Made Jaws Drop

Emma Brooke, Reporter


On March 7 of this year, the world was taken by shock in an eye-opening interview that Oprah Winfrey had with Megan Markle and Prince Harry on CBS. When Markle and the Prince talked about their struggles, the world was taken aback. Topics such as bullying, race, and suicidal thoughts were expressed in this interview. 

When entering the Royal Family, Markle said she went into it naively. Unlike many other marriages, Markle was not only marrying a family, but she was marrying an institution. Before marrying the Prince officially, Markle said there was no way to understand what the day-to-day would be like. Unlike many families, Markle’s marriage to her husband also became a full time job to his family. When talking about the publicity of her role, Markle said when the perception and the reality are two different things and you’re being judged on the perception but you’re living the reality of it, there’s a complete misalignment and there’s no way to explain that to people. In this moment of the interview, Markle was discussing and looking back at the artificial view the media shows, when in reality, she experiences a whole new viewpoint. When first meeting the queen, Markle recalls having to learn how to curtsy minutes before meeting her majesty.   

When Markle asked how she felt while in the royal family, she emphasized the word “silenced.” In the interview, Markle recalls having a good relationship with the family until her pregnancy was announced. Markle said she was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it at the time, especially to Harry. Because she knows how much loss he suffered. But she knew if she didn’t say it, that she would do it. Markle says she just didn’t want to be alive anymore. This moment made many jaws drop because it was such a powerful statement. Another turning point in the interview was when Markle recalls some members of the family raising concerns on how dark Archie’s skin might be. When born, Archie did not receive any form of title which is quite offensive if born into the royal family.

After experiencing the bad side of working as royal members, Harry and Markle knew it was best for them to leave. Markle and Harry currently reside in California, in the United States. To bring more exciting news, they announced in the interview that they are having a girl. In the interview, viewers are shown the chickens the family is raising in their chicken coop. After about a two-hour long interview, the world’s eyes were opened. People had an explanation to a question that was everywhere. Why did Harry and Megan leave? This Oprah interview shows the deep and dark depths of what the couple was experiencing.


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