The whole world is talking about it – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
We all knew there were going to be some untold truths revealed in the interview, but what we didn’t expect was some of the downright jaw-dropping claims that came from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
If you happen to have missed the interview, don’t worry we’re here to break down eight of the most shocking revelations from the tell-all.
Harry and Meghan’s wedding
The Sussexes’ royal wedding was one of the biggest royal events of the decade and was watched by millions worldwide. However, Meghan revealed to Oprah the pair actually got married in secret before their big day.
They did it in their back garden with just them and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
“Nobody knows that,” the Duchess of Sussex revealed. “We called the archbishop and we just said, ‘Look ― this thing, this spectacle is for the world.”
The dark place Meghan went to during her time in the royal family
In the interview, Meghan made the harrowing admission she went to an incredibly dark place when she was pregnant with her son Archie.
“I just didn’t want to be alive any more. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought,” she said. “And I remember how he [Harry] just cradled me.”
In a bid for help, Meghan reached out to the palace for help, but was met with a lacklustre response.
“They said, my heart goes out to you because I see how bad it is, but there’s nothing we can do to protect you because you’re not a paid employee of the institution,” she said.
Meghan Markle says several members of the Royal Family discussed with Harry concerns over what the color of Archie’s skin color would be.
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One of the most bombshell revelations in the interview was when Meghan alleged there were conversations between Harry and other family members about how “dark” baby Archie’s skin would be when he’s born.
“In those months when I was pregnant all around the same time, we had in tandem the conversation he wouldn’t be given security, wouldn’t be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan said, which left interviewer Oprah shocked.
“What?” Oprah said with dismay over her face “And who is having that conversation with you?”
However, both Meghan and Harry refused to state who said this as “it would be very damaging to them.”
Prince Charles stopped taking Harry’s calls
Prince Harry joined Meghan and Oprah in the second half of the interview and revealed that his father, Prince Charles, stopped taking his calls.
The pair are now back in contact, but Harry admitted there’s “a lot to work through”.
“I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar,” Harry said. “He knows what pain feels like, and Archie’s his grandson.
“At the same time I will always love him, but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened. I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship, but they only know what they know.”
Harry says his father and brother are “trapped”
Discussing brother and his father’s roles in the royal family – they are both direct heirs to the throne – Harry described them as being “trapped”.
“Trapped within the system, like the rest of my family are. My father, my brother, they are trapped,” he said.
Meghan’s argument with Kate
Around nine months after she wed Prince Harry, various claims emerged in the tabloids that Meghan had made Kate Middleton “cry”.
However, “the reverse happened”, according to Meghan.
“A few days before the wedding she [Kate] was upset about something, pertaining to – yes the issue was correct – about the flower girl dresses, and it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings,” she explained. However, the pair resolved things and Kate sent a bouquet of flowers to Meghan to apologise.
A gender reveal
In some good news during the interview, Meghan and Harry revealed the gender of their baby – a little girl!
“To have a boy and then a girl what more can you ask for, we have our family,” Harry said.
But after the arrival of their baby girl, they’re done.
“Two is it,” Harry affirmed.
Praising the Queen
Despite their revelations about the royal family, which the Queen is the head of, both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they talk to her regularly and had nothing but praise for Her Majesty.
One touching sentiment which Meghan revealed was when they were on a train ride together the Queen offered to share her blanket with Meghan.
The royal family are yet to respond to the interview, but we have a feeling this is far from over.
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