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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Confusing Oprah Interview…

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Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle

Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah was quite a shocking reveal with bombshell after bombshell. There was much exposed about life within the firm, however it must be noted that there was a lot of confusion on the couple’s part with regard to legalities and proto-call. It is surprising that Harry didn’t inform the ex-American actress of these rules, especially regarding the right to be a prince, which of course has been discussed widely and we all know now that Archie was not entitled to be a prince and it had nothing to do with skin colour but rather to do with a rule made more than 100 years ago by George V. Archie not being a prince would therefore not be given 24/7 security similar to other royals.

Another confusing reveal was the racist remark. Meghan claims the remark was made during her pregnancy and how stressful it was for her as her mental health was suffering and this remark was of course extremely hurtful. Harry says the remark was made to him, and him alone before they were even married! They both cannot be right? It was either said more three years ago (before they were married) or it was said more than two years ago (when Meghan was five months pregnant). It is astounding that Meghan having found her voice doesn’t say who was responsible for the remark. It is a shocking thing to say and the person whomever they are should be outed. Racism must not be tolerated under any circumstances. Harry should understand this better than most, after-all, he was publicly berated for calling a colleague the P, word. Prince Charles apologised on his behalf.

While continuing their tell all interview with Oprah in the rescued chicken’s coop, Meghan drops the Wedding bombshell. Apparently, they married three days before the wedding. No, they didn’t, not unless the Archbishop changed the law regarding marriage within the church of England. Legally there must be two witnesses, among other rules not adhered to. It must have been a rehearsal. Surely Harry knew this! And his grandmother, the Queen being the head of the church. I think Meghan was flummoxed by it all. And being new to the church of England we can understand that, but Harry! What on earth were you thinking?

The bewilderment goes on and on: her passport being taken, yet she had some thirteen holidays from Italy to Canada, Spain and France, off to Norway to see the northern lights, Botswana, Amsterdam and New York for a baby shower and again to see the US opening with little Archie. Without her passport? No! I don’t think so! I can certainly understand why her staff might have kept her passport to enable them to book all these holidays though. And I thought the Oprah interview was the last say. It wasn’t and it is isn’t! Meghan complained to ITV’s CEO, Dame Carolyn McCall about a journalist whom stated he didn’t believe things that she had said. The journalist and presenter were asked to apologise to Meghan, he refused and he resigned. I don’t understand! Meghan believes in free speech, but seemingly only if she agrees with what is being said. And the guy lost his job for speaking out. And then we have her friend Janina Gavankar chatting away to This Morning. Meghan gave her friend her blessing to talk about her, and talk about her Miss Gavankar did. When asked did she think the whole family and whole staff knew about the Duchess deeply struggling, her friend replied: I don’t know who knew. I know the family and staff knew. Ok! so does that mean you knew! Or no you didn’t know? I am puzzled by this statement. And then we have Gayle King delightedly sharing private conversations between Harry and Prince Charles and Prince William. I thought Meghan and Harry wanted their privacy! Perhaps not quite yet, it certainly is very unbecoming to share private phone calls especially after Meghan sued the press because of that letter to her father. Meghan was furious her privacy was invaded, but sees no wrong in sharing private phone calls to Gayle King? How confound!

I think the most baffling bombshell was Harry’s claim to have been cut off financially from his family. After all, the couple announced their desire to be financially independent. If you are financially independent you don’t keep getting money from your father. Harry has a substantial inheritance from his late mother and from the queen mother. The couple are worth circa 50 million, ok I guess the 11-million-pound mansion might be a tad expensive to run and those guzzling 4x4 wagons they like to travel in, when not using a private jet probably guzzle a few dollars too.

The big question I would like answered is did Meghan get help for her fragile mental state? Considering Harry was too embarrassed to ask his family for help (even though he previously had help himself) seems peculiar. And why did Meghan not just go to the royal doctor, why ask your PR team? Meghan was pregnant, she must have been surrounded by opportunities to speak out and get help. We are talking about a woman who is very used to speaking out and here she is on Oprah speaking out and now her friends are speaking out and she is telling Gayle King about private calls that Harry has had with his father and brother.

I hope she has had help and I hope she didn’t do this interview without seeking help. And I hope Oprah, Gayle and her other friends are not jumping on the Meghan bandwagon to make money off her back. I can’t help but wonder has she been taken advantage of. Has she been used as nothing more than a cash cow for these people. Insights into The Royal Family and life behind those royal doors is a huge scoop, but at what expense. Surely their privacy, something they both continue to stress is hugely important to them has now been blown to bits with such explosive exposure for the whole wide world to indulge by their very own hand.

Had Meghan and Harry sat down with a professional person to help them with their mental health, over these last years I doubt very much that they would ever have been advised to do this interview or their documentary or support the book. It is very sad to see a family being pulled a part and I hope for all involved that Meghan and Harry stop talking to the press, to TV presenters, to talk shows and friends about their families and move on to talking to their families and build bridges, if not for their sakes for their children’s sakes. Children need their grandparents and cousins, aunts and uncles, they need their families and little Archie and their expected daughter are luckily to have so many relatives. Don’t deny them that Harry and Meghan, it will come back to bite you. And if you haven’t had help for your mental health, you should. There is no one to stop you Meghan, you are making your own decisions, perhaps you should use your voice and speak with a professional and give the media a-long sabbatical. And Harry, there is no need to be ashamed of your wife’s mental health. Building your future together and having a “core purpose to uplift and unite communities- local and global, online and offline-one act of compassion at a time’’ you need to start at home, with your own community, your own families. Practice what you preach Harry and Meghan and show your families an act of much needed compassion one act at a time.

© 2021 Gabriel Wilson


Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on March 19, 2021:

Hi Ann, I'm Gabriel, Peggy was a lady like you kind enough to comment. So firstly thank you for your time. You make very valid points and thank you for that too. I think the whole thing is very sad really and I don't think telling the world about your family is ever going to be a good thing. Too many people get hurt. I think they both certainly have mental health issues going by all the things that they themselves have said and I am not sure how they will carry on from here with their 'one act of compassion at a time' when I haven't seen one act of compassion from either of them. I hope it all ends well for all concerned.

Ann Carr from SW England on March 19, 2021:

You've done a great job here, Peggy, in highlighting the inconsistencies. There is much more going on there than meets the eye. I think Meghan rules Harrry and that he has always been susceptible to others' opinions.

The only person I know of in Britain, in the public eye, who has said he doesn't believe much of what Meghan says, is Piers Morgan, well known for his outspokenness and often rude comments. However, no one seems to have really challenged what she says and I for one think she relies often on her acting abilities. I'm not saying that the royals have done nothing wrong but I do think that much has been taken out of context and/or not understood within the context of their situation. It's hard for others to understand the royal institution. I think the Queen truly wants to help but that might not be accepted in its true light. The comment about race was most likely, in my opinion, an unfortunate remark said in jest (wrong but not malicious). Prince Philip is known as one to come out with shocking remarks (I'm not saying it was him, but it's possible!).

Also, being pregnant brings one's emotions to the fore, so I'm inclined to think that too has a bearing on the matter.

We were bombarded here with tit-bits from the interview, days before it was aired; it was certainly a promotional scoop for Oprah and she seemed to take it all as gospel. Staging and acting played a huge part in the whole thing, I believe. I hope they both get some counselling because they both certainly need it. It's a shame. The Queen remains dignified throughout, and will not say much to the nation, but you can bet there's a lot going on within the 'firm' to put this right and to find out the truth.

I missed this article when you first published, Peggy, so I apologise for being late to the table.


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Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on March 18, 2021:

Yes Peggy, me too. I hope they can find a medium and work through it, especially for the sake of the children.

Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on March 18, 2021:

I hope so, and I hope the compassion they want to share with the world (through their foundation) begins with their own families. Actions after all speak louder than words.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 18, 2021:

We are only outsiders looking in, and it would be rare indeed to know the full story. I wish the entire family some healing and peace.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 18, 2021:

You are right. I caught that in the interview that he was embarrassed.

I feel that is from his royal upbringing...but he is learning to be a better man.

Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on March 18, 2021:

Ture it is a very tricky situation. And of course you are right a husband should back his wife, it is crucial. I just wonder though why he didn't explain things better to her and why he was ashamed to get her help, he said that in the interview. They really should talk to their family and stop talking to the media. To move on and grow they need to make amends or at least acknowledge some things will never be amended but moving forward is always a possibility and continue with their compassionate journey. Thanks Brendan :)

Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on March 18, 2021:

Yes! I think so too Liz, it is so hard for them not to comment but I think the no comment policy is the right approach. It is highly likely any comment will be taken out of context. It is sad for the family and I hope they can work it out. And I hope Meghan has sought the professional help she so clearly stated she needed.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 18, 2021:

I can feel your words, but I watched this interview on television.

I am proud that Harry is backing his wife. He seems to truly love her to give up a life such as he had.

Sure, I'm certain we didn't get the whole story. We seldom do.

Even in our own families..the road can be tricky & we sometimes find fault.

I'm sure being royalty has it's ups & downs. Don't be so certain about all the details until you actually walk in someone else's shoes.

There is always another side.

Great article by the way.

Liz Westwood from UK on March 18, 2021:

That interview certainly hit the headlines last week in the UK. The furore is dying down a little now, not helped by the odd indiscreet revelation via so-called friends. The Firm's policy of no comment or saying very little has a lot to commend it.

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