Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, has accused the British royal family of racism, lying and pushing them to the brink of suicide, in an explosive TV interview that looks set to shake the monarchy at its heart.
The 39-year-old, whose mother is black and father is white, said she was naive before marrying the family in 2018 but ended up having suicidal thoughts and considered s ” self-harm after pleading for help but getting none.
She added that her now one-year-old son Archie was denied the title of prince because the royals were concerned about his skin color.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince,” Meghan said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Sunday night on CBS.
She said there had been “conversations about the color of her skin when she was born.”
Meghan declined to say who had expressed such concerns, as did Harry, who said his family had cut them off financially and his father, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, had let him down and refused to take his calls at some point.
Buckingham Palace has yet to comment publicly on the interview, which aired in the early hours of Monday morning in Britain.
Meghan called the British royal family indifferent and deceptive and accused Kate – the wife of her husband’s brother Prince William – of making her cry before her wedding.
While the family, including Prince Charles, have openly criticized, neither Harry nor Meghan have directly attacked Queen Elizabeth.
Regardless, Meghan said she had been silenced by ‘the cabinet’ – which Elizabeth heads – and that her pleas for help as she was in distress over racist reporting and her predicament were fell on deaf ears.
“I just didn’t want to be alive anymore. And it was a very clear and real and scary constant thought. And I remember how he (Harry) just rocked me, ”Meghan said, wiping away tears.
Harry and Meghan’s announcement in January 2020 of their intention to step down from their royal roles plunged the family into crisis.
Last month, Buckingham Palace confirmed the split would be permanent, as the couple seek to forge independent lives in the United States.
Harry, 36, said they stepped down from royal duties due to a lack of understanding and feared history would repeat itself – a reference to the death of his mother Diana in 1997.
“I feel really disappointed,” Harry said of his father. “My family literally interrupted me financially.”
Harry denied having blinded his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, with his decision to flee life within the monarchy, but added that his father stopped taking his calls at some point.
“I had three conversations with my grandmother and two conversations with my father before he stopped taking my calls. And then he said, can you put it all in writing?
Critics say the couple want the glamor of their privileged positions without the dedication it requires or the scrutiny it brings.
For their supporters, their treatment shows how an outdated British institution has taken on a modern, biracial woman, with overtones of racism.
There have also been allegations of bullying against Meghan which were first published in The Times as the couple’s appearance ramped up.
Buckingham Palace said it would investigate the allegations, adding it was “very concerned”.
Responding to the report, a spokeswoman for Meghan said she was ‘saddened by this latest attack on her character, especially as someone who has been bullied herself’.
Meghan told Winfrey that people within the royal institution not only failed to protect her from malicious allegations, but lied to protect others.
“It wasn’t until we got married and everything really started to get worse that I realized that not only was I not protected, but that they were willing to lie to protect the other members.” family, ”Meghan said.
“There is the family, and then there are the people who run the institution, these are two separate things and it is important to be able to compartmentalize that because the Queen, for example, has always been wonderful to me.
Meghan has denied a newspaper article that she made Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, cry before the wedding and said it was a turning point in her dealings with the media.
When asked if she was making Kate cry, Meghan replied, “The reverse has happened.
“A few days before the wedding, she (Kate) was upset about something, about the fact that the issue was okay about the bridesmaid dresses, and that made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings.
Meghan said she didn’t realize what she would be getting married into when she joined the British monarchy.
“I will say I went there naively, because I didn’t grow up knowing much about the royal family,” Meghan said.
She explained that she was not paid for the interview. (Reuters / NAN)
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