The Oprah Interview : Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spoke about many issues ranging from the rift with the Buckingham Palace, giving up their royal duties, a fight with Kate Middleton, the British Press and their son Archie’s entitlements. Meghan Markle spoke about how “it’s really liberating to be able to have the right and the privilege in some ways to be able to say yes,” referring to why she finally decided to break silence on the Oprah interview. meghan markle archie oprah
Oprah Winfrey, who is conducting this interview asked Meghan Markle about baby Archie, who was not made a prince at his birth.
She says she found the news “really hard” – not because she wanted the title but because it meant Archie wouldn’t receive security.
“All the grandeur surrounding this stuff is an attachment I don’t personally have, right.”
“The most important title I will ever have is ‘mom’. But the idea of our son not being safe and also the idea of the first member of colour in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be…”
Meghan Markle said to Oprah that the convention – meaning her children would be prince or princess – was changed while she was pregnant.
“It’s not their right to take it away… While I was pregnant they said they want to change the convention for Archie. Well, why?”
Early in November 2016, Prince Harry first confirmed his relationship with Meghan Markle and issued a statement in which said “Prince Harry is worried about Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game – it is her life and his.”
In October 2018, is when Meghan Markle became pregnant. Kingston Palace announced that the couple was expecting with their first child and in May 2019 Archie Mountbatten Windsor was born.
In March 2019, Buckingham Palace created a new household for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. This was while they were still hosting their Royal Duties. They got their own office, their own staff. This also meant that their office was separate from the office they earlier shared with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace.
Forming Sussex Royal, The Split
In June 2019 they announced a split from the Royal Foundation and Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Instead the couple set up their own charitable foundation called Sussex Royal.
Meghan talks to Media
The former actor spoke how she had been warned before her marriage to Prince Harry that the British tabloids would “destroy” her life.
The Duke and Duchess Step Back from Their Royal Roles
In March 2020 the duo moved to Santa Barbara, California with Son Archie. Earlier in January, the stepped back as senior Royals.
Oprah asked Meghan whether she was able to fit it. And also whether there was a “breaking point”, and if she was “silent, or silenced”.
The Oprah interview is the first one of its kind after Harry and Meghan decided to step back as senior members of the Royal Family last year and give up their royal duties and move to California.
The couple has expressed concern about the British Press and its everyday hounding into their private lives. Harry previously said the decision to step back was in order to protect himself and his family from the British press
Harry and Meghan first met on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend in 2016, and married in 2018.The couple is expecting their second child