In a wide-ranging interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired early this morning, Harry and Meghan described painful discussions about the color of their son’s skin, losing royal protection and the intense pressures that led Meghan to contemplate suicide.
Meghan was tearful as she told Oprah she was suicidal when she was pregnant and had told Harry ‘she didn’t want to be alive anymore’. The couple also revealed that they are having a daughter due this summer and accused the Royal Family of racism.
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On Archie’s race, the couple’s son. Meghan said that within the Royal Family, there were several “concerns and conversations about how dark skin he might be when he was born.” Harry confirmed these conversations but added that he would never share details about them.
“You’re not going to tell me who had that conversation?" Oprah asks after Meghan says there were concerns about her child's skin color
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Speaking of Harry, he revealed that his father, Prince Charles, had stopped taking his calls while the couple transitioned into their new roles after stepping away from the Royal Family but they are now speaking again. He also expressed his love for his brother, Prince William, but said that their relationship is experiencing some “space” at the moment and “time heals all things, hopefully.”
Prince Harry also said that the Royal Family cut him off after he and Meghan announced that they would be stepping back from official royal duties. He said the couple’s recent deals with Netflix and Spotify were “never part of the plan” when they split from the family. But however, it happened after they were cut off from the family financially.
He added that they initially relied on what Princess Diana had left for him.
“I’ve got all my mum left me. And without that, we would not have been able to do this,” he said. “She saw it coming and I certainly felt her presence throughout this whole process.”
the way Meghan's breathing did something when Harry started speaking about Diana made my heart jump. i'm so glad they're out of that and i hope they can stay safe after saying all of this. #OprahMeghanHarry pic.twitter.com/pwXZ2Yjw2n
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Harry and Meghan have claimed that this Oprah interview will be ‘last word’ on the Royal Family.
Watch full interview below: