The Oprah Interview : Meghan Markle and Prince Harry talk in detail about their current rift with the Buckingham Palace, giving up their royal duties and and if the British Press had different standards for Kate Middleton and her. Meghan Markle has talked 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.” Meghan added in the Oprah preview, discussing the constraints on her talking to the media while a working royal. “I mean… I’m ready to talk.” meghan markle kate middleton oprah interview
Was there a fight with Kate Middleton?
Oprah Winfrey asks Meghan Markle about the incessant tabloid coverage that put the spotlight on Meghan and Kate’s relationship. Was there a big fight? Was the British Press partial to their coverage towards Kate Middleton? Oprah gets Meghan to confess on rumours that Meghan made Kate Middleton cry over flower girl dresses during the Harry and Meghan’s wedding.
Did Meghan make Kate Middleton cry?
“A few days before the wedding [Kate] was upset about the flower girl dresses and it made me cry,” Meghan told Oprah that the press reported exactly the opposite of what had happened. Meghan said, she “hoped” Kate would have got the wrong reporting corrected.
“I’m not sharing that piece about Kate to be disparaging about her,” Meghan says. “She’s a good person.”
Did Meghan make Kate Middleton cry? : The Oprah Interview Puts Meghan Markle in the Spot
Oprah, who is also a friend of the royal couple, asked Meghan why she thought Kate hadn’t set the record straight about this incident.
“I don’t know why, I can see now what layers were at play there. And again they really seemed to want a narrative of a hero and a villain,” she says.
Being An Outsider?
Meghan Markle broke many key barriers marrying into the Royal household. She was a divorcee, an independent woman and a woman of mixed race. Oprah asked Meghan about being able to ‘fit in’ and if that was a big concern.
“I thought about it because they made me think about it, right. But I think at the same time now upon reflection, thank God all of those things were true. Thank God I had that life experience. Thank God I had known the value of working.”
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
The two-hour-long Oprah interview cost CBS fee ranging in between £5.06million to £6.50million as per one report. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were on their first sit-down interview since Megxit.
“I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us,” Meghan said in the interview.
No to Royal Duties
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced giving up their royal duties and now live in California and are reportedly neighbours of Ellen De Generes. The Royal family feud is widely tracked as the Palace seems to be more than uncomfortable with Markle’s desire to live a non-royal life. The British Press has widely reported on disagreements between Markle and Buckingham Palace. Much of the restrain between the Palace and Markle were about Markle’s conversations with the media and wanting separate office and household.
“It’s really liberating to be able to have the right and the privilege in some ways to be able to say yes” to the interview, Meghan said in the Oprah preview, discussing the constraints on her talking to the media while a working royal. “I mean… I’m ready to talk.”
Royal Romance to Royal Rift
In May 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the know at St George Chapel. This seemed like a match made it heaven and a repeat of the Charles-Diana wedding. A self made young woman making it to the Buckingham Palace. Markle shut down her lifestyle blog, The Tig, and retired from an acting career before the marriage.
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.
The Duchess of Sussex won her case against Associated Newspapers, the parent company of the Mail on Sunday. The High Court Judge Mark Warby ruled that “the newspaper did, in fact, breach her privacy and copyright when it published the letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle, before her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018.”
Also in February the couple announced Markle’s second pregnancy
Announcement of Second Pregnancy Credits: Misan Harriman