Meghan Markle used the platform of the interview to clear the air on many issues, including an accusation that she made Kate Middleton cry.
After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, spoke their heart out during the CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey, many celebrities responded to the shocking revelations. Everyone waited to see how the palace would respond to the claims, which included accusations of racism, made by the couple.
The Queen has finally broken her silence and released a statement. "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan," it read. "The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning," the statement continued. "Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members," it concluded, as per CBS.
Markle had revealed that she felt suicidal while she was a senior member of the royal household. One of the things that made her sad was how other members of the family were protected when the family refused to correct a fake story.
The 39-year-old said that her sister-in-law Kate Middleton had made her cry during wedding planning, and it wasn't the other way around. However, the Duchess of Sussex faced accusations and false stories from the media claiming that she made Middleton upset. The "row" was reportedly over what the young bridesmaids should wear at the event.
The Duchess of Cambridge wanted the bridesmaids to wear tights because it was protocol, while the Duchess of Sussex reportedly did not want them to. The Kensington Palace denied the claims at the time.
"Everyone in the institution knew that didn’t happen," the Duchess of Sussex told Winfrey, referring to her making Middleton cry. "What actually happened? The reverse,” she told Winfrey, as per the Telegraph.
“I am not sharing this to be in any way disparaging about her [Kate],” she went on. “I would hope that she would want that to be corrected," she added. She further said that she wanted Middleton's support in the decisions she made for her wedding.
"She made me cry and it really hurt my feelings... I thought in the context of everything else going on in the days before the wedding, didn't it make sense to do what everyone else was doing knowing what was going on with my dad and whatnot." The Duchess revealed that she did not want to get into details because Kate had "apologised and I [had] forgiven her."
However, she never got the chance to clear the air in public. "I think it's really important for people to understand the truth," she said. "But also I think a lot of it that was fed into by the media."
That point was also when her relationship with the family changed. "That was a turning point. That was when everything changed,” she said. “It was the beginning of the character assassination and they knew it wasn't true. I can see now what layers were at play there (...) I think so much of what I have seen play out is this idea of polarity, where if you love me, you don't have to hate her. If you love her, you don't need to hate me. They really seem to want a narrative of a hero and a villain," said Markle.
The Duchess of Sussex seems completely disenchanted with the "fairytale," which she was able to create for herself only after leaving the royal family with her husband and son. The couple also revealed how there were conversations about the color of Archie's skin, though the Queen and Prince Philip weren't the ones to bring that topic up.
Prince Charles recently reacted when someone asked him what he thought about his younger son's interview. "He chuckled and carried on walking," tweeted The Daily Express' Richard Palmer. The future king reportedly had visited a predominantly black church in Brent Cross, northwest London, after the couple's interview, which spoke about mental health issues and racism.
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