Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just sat down for a two-hour tell-all interview with Oprah, where literally no topic was off limits. And wow, a lot of information was shared. The Sussexes opened up about ev-er-y-thing—from their decision to step away from the royal family, to Harry’s relationship with Prince William, to Meghan’s drama with Kate Middleton, to their new life in California (and their growing family!).
There’s honestly a lot to get through, so if you missed the interview go ahead and check out the biggest revelations below:
They’re Having a Girl!
So so so so so cute. Meghan also confirmed the couple are due this coming Summer. Mark your calendars!
Prince Charles Stopped Taking Prince Harry’s Calls
“When we were in Canada I had three conversations with my grandmother and two conversations with my father before he stopped taking my calls,” Harry said. He also explained “I was desperate…I went to all the places which I thought I should go to to ask for help. We both did. Separately and together.”
The Royals Had Racist Conversations About Archie
Meghan revealed that there was racist “concern” in the palace about her pregnancy and “how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born.”
“In those months when I was pregnant all around this same time—so we have in tandem the conversation of he wont be given security, he’s not gonna be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan said, adding that the discussions revolved around “what that would mean and look like.”
Oprah actually asked Meghan if she’d reveal who said this to Harry, and she responded, “I think that would be very damaging to them,” adding “That was relayed to me from Harry. Those were conversations that the family had with him.”
Meghan and Harry Had a Secret Wedding
Meghan told Oprah that she and Harry were actually married by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby three days before the Windsor Castle ceremony. She and Harry tied the knot in their secret wedding in their backyard.
Meghan Revealed Her Struggle with Mental Health
The duchess said in the midst of intense scrutiny, she began to have “real and frightening” thoughts and asked if she could go somewhere to get mental health help and was told she couldn’t. “I went to one of the most senior people to get help. I share this because there are so many people who…are afraid to voice that they need help, and I know personally how hard it is to not just voice it, but when you voice it say no,” Meghan said.
“[Going to a hospital] is what I was asking to do,” she continued. “You can’t just do that, I couldn’t call an Uber to the palace, you couldn’t just go. You have to understand…that was the last time I saw my passport, my drivers license, my keys. All that gets turned over.”
Prince Harry Taught Meghan to Curtsy
Meghan said she learned how to curtsy right before meeting the Queen, saying “I learned it very quickly right in front of the house,” and that Harry and Princess Eugenie taught her. “We went in and I met her, and apparently I did a very deep curtsy,” she said. “I don’t remember it…. And then we sat there and we chatted and it was lovely and easy.”
Meghan Says Kate Middleton Made Her Cry
Meghan said this took place the week of the wedding, and it was about flower girl dresses. “I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone because it was a really hard week of the wedding and she was upset about something,” she said, adding that Kate “owned it and she apologized,” and that she “brought me flowers.”
Meghan added that “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.”
Prince Harry Say He and William Have “Space”
“The relationship is space,” Harry said. “At the moment. And you know time heals all things. Hopefully.”
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