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Oprah With Meghan And Harry A CBS Primetime Special

Pictured from left to right are Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at their Royal Wedding in May 2018.

Overview

On Sunday, March 7th, CBS aired the "Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A CBS Primetime Special".

The interview took place at a mutual friend's house in Southern California. Oprah Winfrey opened with clarifying that neither Meghan or Prince Harry knew what she would ask them, and absolutely no subjects were off limits.

Throughout the entirety of the hour and twenty-five minute interview, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry discussed with Oprah about their experiences with the British press, their struggles with mental health, as well as their lifestyles and duties as members of the Royal Family.

Important Takeaways

Pictured above are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attending in event at the Royal Albert Hall in January 2019.

Struggles with Mental Health

During the interview with Oprah, Markle recalled why these photographs still "haunt" her. The morning of that event, Markle remembers telling Prince Harry about her struggles with suicidal ideation and how if she died it would be better for everyone. Looking at pictures from that night, she says how "if you zoom in, what I see is how tightly his knuckles are gripped around me...we are both just trying to hold on."

Pictured above from left to right: Prince Philip, Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth II, Doria Ragland, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

Concerns Regarding the Skin Color of Archie, Their Son

Both Markle and Prince Harry mentioned how there were concerns regarding their unborn-child's skin color and what that would entail for their family. Prince Harry later clarified that these conversations did not happen with either Prince Philip or Queen Elizabeth II. Markle and Prince Harry still do not have a clear idea as to why their son did not receive a title.

Shocking Statements

Meghan Markle

I just didn’t want to be alive any more. And that was a very clear and real and frightening, constant thought. And I remember how he just cradled me.
The narrative with Kate, which didn’t happen, was really, really difficult...I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologized, and I’ve forgiven her. What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do, but that happened to me.

Prince Harry

I was trapped but I didn’t know I was trapped. Like the rest of my family are, my father and my brother, they are trapped. They don’t get to leave and I have huge compassion for that.
This constant barrage. My biggest concern was history repeating itself (I'm talking about my mother). And what I was seeing was history repeating itself - but far more dangerous because you add race in, and you add social media in...

Unaired clip from the interview where Markle discusses her current situation with her family:

Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, reacts to his daughter's interview:

References:

https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/a35757402/meghan-markle-archie-skin-color/

https://www.cbs.com/shows/oprah-with-meghan-and-harry-a-cbs-primetime-special/video/i6UW_WTQjLrEeOoObMmlwrFLTTypvuZm/cbs-presents-oprah-with-meghan-and-harry-a-primetime-special/