Oprah has opened up about the behind-the-scenes texts she received from Meghan Markle following their interview.
Oprah appeared on CBS to give some behind-the-scenes insights.
Read on to find out what this surprise message contained…
Revealing much more detail about things that didn’t make the cut.
But, perhaps most interesting of all, she revealed text messages sent from Meghan…
And it’s all pretty mind-boggling.
Now, last night brought the moment we’d all been waiting for…
Everyone had been early waiting Oprah Winfrey’s tell-all interview with former senior royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the trailer aired last week.
The couple were having a tough time over the last few years due to pressure from the royal family…
However we weren’t expecting this. Meghan and Harry are still haunted despite packing up and moving away from the family.
Everyone was shocked by their revelations.
Numbered below are some of the shocking details they spilled of what they had to endure during their short stay at the Palace.
1: Meghan admits she entered her marriage to Harry very “naively.”
Mentioning to Oprah how she failed to research before settling down with Harry.
“I didn’t grow up knowing much about the royal family,” she said.
“It wasn’t something that was part of the conversation at home. It wasn’t something we followed.”
A lot of people in the states romanticise about the idea of being a royal, as if it’s a fairytale. Although she didn’t expect it to take the dark turn that it did.
She also explained how she “never looked up [her] husband online.”
She continued: “I just didn’t feel the need to because everything that I needed to know, he was sharing with me — or everything we thought I needed to know, he was telling me.”
Markle revealed that she got married to Harry three days prior to the televised wedding so they could have a “moment” to themselves.
2:Curtsying Queen Elizabeth, when behind the scenes.
Meghan was first introduced when the pair were invited for lunch at the Royal Lodge, where Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew live.
“Right, do you know how to curtsy?” Harry said to Meghan once he discovered they would be meeting his grandmother.
Meghan admits she thought curtsying was just an official move.
“I genuinely thought that was what happens outside. I thought that was part of the fanfare. I didn’t think that was what happens inside. And I said, ‘But it’s your grandmother,’ and he said, ‘It’s the Queen.‘”
3: Meghan suffered with suicidal thoughts.
Meghan struggled with suicidal thoughts following her marriage to the Royal family.
“I was ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry.”
Meghan felt pressure from the press which didn’t help. “I wouldn’t have been able to, because I myself was trapped as well. I didn’t see a way out.”
“I just didn’t want to be alive anymore,” she added. “That was a clear and real and frightening and constant thought.”
Meghan spoke with a senior royal who informed her that she couldn’t seek help for mental health as it may have a negative impact on the family as a whole.
4: Meghan opened Harry’s eyes making him realize he was “trapped.”
Oprah asked Harry if he would have been able to step down from his royal duties without Meghan, he said that he wouldn’t have.
What he responded with was somewhat concerning…
“I wouldn’t have been able to, because I myself was trapped as well. I didn’t see a way out.”
Harry explained what it was like being part of the Royal family.
“No matter who you are in the family, no matter what’s going on in your personal life, no matter what’s just happened, if the bikes roll up and the car rolls up you gotta get dressed you gotta get in there, wipe the tears away, shake off whatever you’re thinking about, and you gotta be on your A-game.”
He also mentioned his “compassion” for his brother and father.
“They don’t get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that.”
5: In 2020 Harry was officially cut off financially.
Once they made the announcement to step back from their royal duties they have lived off the inheritance of Harry’s late mother.
“I’ve got all my mom left me. And without that, we would not have been able to do this. She saw it coming, and I certainly felt her presence throughout this whole process.“
Many worry that history might be repeating itself.
6: Meghan explains how she was “silenced” by the royal family.
Prior to the full interview being aired, Meghan revealed in a clip how she was “silenced” by the Palace.
“I’ve always been outspoken, especially about women’s rights, and that’s the sad irony of the last 4 years, I’ve advocated for so long for women to use their voice.”
Her notion of being “protected” by the royal family fully fell apart following their marriage.
“That was hard to reconcile because it was only once we were married and everything started to really worsen that I came to understand that not only was I not being protected, but that they were willing to lie to protect other members of the family. They weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband.“
Kate Middleton made Markle cry.
Prior to the interview many reports mentioned how Meghan had made her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton cry but it appears to be the other way around.
When she saw it in the press she was “shocked”
To her it was the “beginning of a character assassination.”
Without going into too much detail about the incident, she mentioned they have made up.
“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. But she owned it, and she apologized, and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing“, but she also admits the situation “made [her] cry” and “hurt her feelings.“
Concerns over Archie’s skin color.
Meghan and Harry mentioned in the interview that there had been many conversations regarding his skin colour.
Meghan mentioned this to Oprah:
“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, we have in tandem the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Some even wondered “what that would mean or look like” if their son had dark skin.
The couple wouldn’t name the people that made these comments because they “think that would be very damaging to them.“
“That conversation I’m never going to share,” Harry added once he joined the interview. “At the time, it was awkward. I was a bit shocked.”
Oprah has now shared a text message received from Meghan Markle after their interview aired.
Oprah said: “I got a text from Meghan yesterday, saying, ‘How’s it going?‘
“Because she was putting Archie to bed and waiting on the West Coast feed and had no idea what was happening.“
Oprah attended Meghan & Harry’s wedding and has long since been their friend.
Oprah had previously told Meghan how worried she was for her after Meghan was told to be “50 percent less herself.”
Oprah admits that Harry informed her it wasn’t the Queen or Prince Phillip who had concerns over Archie’s skin tone.
Oprah shared: “He did not share the identity but made sure that I knew that it was not his grandmother or grandfather who were part of them those conversations.
“I tried to get that answer on camera and off.”
After this shocking news Oprah responded to Meghan asking if their son being “too brown” was a problem to the extended Royal Family.
Megan replied: “If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.”