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Prince Harry and Meghan were married 3 days before their "Royal Wedding"

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Meghan revealed that three days before her televised "Royal Wedding," she and Prince Harry got married in a secret ceremony. 

"This spectacle is for the world," Meghan said. "But we want our union for us."

Meghan said the two were married in a private ceremony without family, with only the Archbishop of Canterbury. She added that the marriage certificate that hangs in her home has the date of the private ceremony. 
 

Meghan says Kate made her cry in bridesmaid dress incident, not the reverse

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Oprah asked Meghan about an incident reported in the British tabloids that her sister-in-law Catherine made her cry. But Meghan said the situation was actually the reverse. 

According to Meghan, Catherine was the one who made Meghan cry about flower girl dresses, and Catherine apologized later and brought her flowers and a note. 

However, the tabloid rumors were just some of many unfavorable headlines toward Meghan that she says were constructed to fit into a polarizing narrative of a "hero and a villain." 

While Meghan refused to speak unfairly about Catherine since she said she has forgiven her, she did make it a point to acknowledge that everyone in the royal family knew the true story and chose not to tell it.

"I could not feel lonelier," Meghan said about her time with the royal family

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According to Meghan, she was silenced during her time as a senior official of the royal family. 

In a quiet moment with Oprah, Meghan revealed she was under the belief that in exchange for not commenting on her life, she would be protected, something she found out was not true. 

Meghan said it was important to make a distinction between some members of the royal family and the administration that runs the family. For instance, she said the Queen had always been wonderful to her, even going so far as to share a blanket with her during their first press tour. 

However, she was forced to stay at home for fear of "oversaturation," something that she likened to being in COVID-19 lockdown. 

"It's nothing like what it looks like," she said. 

"Our son needs to be safe," Meghan reveals the Firm didn't want to give Archie security

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While Meghan was pregnant with Archie, she was informed that her child would not be given the title of prince or security, something that went against tradition. 

"The idea of the first member of color in this family not being titled" was something that she says brought a lot of pain to her, not because of convection but because of safety. She mentioned being worried about safe Archie would be, especially given her treatment in the tabloids. 

Meghan says there were discussions about "how dark" Archie's skin color would be

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After Meghan described the conversations about how Archie would not be given the title of prince and how he wouldn't have security, Meghan said there were discussions while she was pregnant about "how dark" Archie's skin color would be.

"In the months when I was pregnant, all around the same time, so 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," Meghan said.

"What?" Oprah asked. "Who is having that conversation with you? What?"

Meghan nodded and said "so, um" and Oprah said "hold up there is a conversation," with Meghan interjecting "there were several conversations" and "with Harry. Oprah finished the question by saying "about how dark your baby is going to be?"

"Potentially and what that would mean and what that would look like," Meghan said.

Meghan wouldn't say who it was who had the conversation and said it "would be very damaging to them."

She said it was relayed to her from Harry. "It was really hard to see those as compartmentalized conversations," Meghan said. 

"I just didn't want to be alive anymore," Meghan revealed

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In a heartbreaking moment, Meghan revealed that she was having "methodical" thoughts about suicide while she was in the royal family. 

"That was a very clear and real and frightening thought," Meghan said. "I couldn't be left alone."

According to Meghan, she went to the "Institution," meaning several senior officials, to receive help for her suicidal thoughts, or to be checked into a hospital, but she was told it wouldn't be good for optics. After being rebuffed, Meghan said she reached out to one of Princess Diana's best friends, but continued to have those thoughts, which she called a breaking point. 

She also described feeling captive, as her license, passport, and credit cards were taken after her wedding and were unavailable to her. 

Clearly emotional, the Duchess said her life in the palace was an example of why people should be kind, since you never know what people are going through "behind closed doors."

 

Meghan and Harry announce they're having a girl

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A baby girl will be joining Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie this summer. 

Harry and Meghan announced their baby's gender while talking to Oprah about their new life in California. 

The couple announced they were expecting a second baby on Valentine's Day 2021, exactly 37 years after Princess Diana announced her pregnancy, but waited until the interview to reveal the gender of the child. They have not announced a name. 

The joyful news also comes in the wake of unbearable sadness, as earlier in the year Meghan announced that she had experienced a miscarriage in a New York Times Opinion piece. However, the two said they are excited and "extremely grateful" for the pregnancy, and the chance to have a daughter. 

"What more could you ask for?" Harry said.
 

"I saw history repeating itself," Harry says about the way the royal family treated Meghan

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When Harry joined Meghan for their exclusive interview with Oprah, he immediately expressed that he was worried his mother's story would repeat itself in Meghan. "I saw history repeating itself," he said. 

According to Prince Harry, he saw an intense correlation between his wife and his late mother, something he said was only escalated by racial tensions and social media. 

He continued to ask for help, and only considered stepping back from the family when it was clear help wasn't coming, even to the point where his own father wasn't answering his calls. 

Harry said he and Meghan talked very deeply about stepping back as senior members of the royal family to take a respite from the intense pressure from both the tabloids and the Crown. However, he says he did not blindside the "Firm" but continually discussed his plans with multiple people, including the Queen. 

"I never blindsided my grandmother," Harry said. "I have too much respect for her." 

 

 

"My father and my brother, they are trapped," Harry says

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Harry revealed to Oprah that the turning point between Meghan and the Royal family happened after their Australia tour, when members of the crown got jealous over the "effortless" way Megan connected with the people and the commonwealth. 

However, Meghan said that she did not receive royal training, and was instead up late and night googling protocols like the national anthem to prevent embarrassment. 

"I just wanted to make them proud," said Meghan. 

She also denied having plans to leave the monarchy when she and Prince Harry started dating. Instead, Harry said that he never would have left if he hadn't married Meghan, but only because their relationship opened his eyes to how he was trapped by the "Institution" he was born into. 

"My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don't get to leave," said Harry. "And I have compassion for that." 
 

Harry says he is "disappointed" by his father

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In a particularly revealing moment, Harry revealed that he will always love his father, Prince Charles, but he is "disappointed" by him. As for his brother, Prince William, Harry said he "loves him to bits" but "we're on different paths."

Harry started out by saying they had never planned to make the Netflix and Spotify deals, but the royal family "literally cut me off financially" in the first quarter of 2020. 

He said he thought his mother "saw it coming."  

"I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side because I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself. It's been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we have each other," Harry said. 

As for the rest of his family, he said he has spoken more this year than he has "in many, many years" and they have a "really good relationship." 

When asked about his father, Harry paused. He said his father is now taking his calls, but "there's a lot to work through there." 

"I feel really let down because he's been through something similar and he knows what pain feels like and Archie's his grandson," Harry said. "But at the same time, of course I will always love him but there's a lot of hurt that's happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship. But they only know what they know — and that's the thing. I've tried to … I've tried to educate them through the process that they've been educated."

Harry said "much will continue" to be said about his relationship with William.

"As i've said before, I love William to bits — he's my brother and we've been through hell together and we have a shared experience but we're on different paths," Harry said. 

Harry said he "never going to share" more about the conversation about Archie's skin tone, only saying it was "right at the beginning."

Both Harry and Meghan said that if they had the support, "without question" they would have stayed working members of the family.

I'm sad what has happened has happened but I'm comfortable knowing we have done everything we could to make it work," Harry said.

To people who would say they were "money-grubbing royals," he said "first off, this was never our intention." 

"For my perspective, all I needed was enough money to pay for security to keep my family safe," he said.
 

"We did what we had to do," Harry and Meghan wrap up their exclusive interview with Oprah

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In the final moments of their groundbreaking interview, Harry and Meghan discussed their different regrets with the iconic host, but both said they remained grateful that they made it "out to the other side."

Meghan told Oprah that her regret was believing that the royal family would protect her, something she said would have made all the difference. If they had protected us, "we wouldn't have left," Harry said. 

However, Harry also said that his relationship with Meghan saved him, while Meghan disagreed, instead saying that Harry's decision saved their entire family. 

"We did what we had to do," Harry said. 
 

 

 

 

 
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QueenofCopyPaste

I feel like she's holding back

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QueenofCopyPaste

Eww the racism towards ARCHIE!

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Beyonnaise

I always got fake hoe vibes from Kate so I believe her on that.

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Puttanesca
Just now, May said:

can someone quote me if they actually spill any tea

The most interesting thing she's revealed so far is that they already married a few days before the televised wedding lol. 

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5 minutes ago, May said:

can someone quote me if they actually spill any tea

She said Kate made her cry

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Kate made Meghan cry and the tabloids reported the opposite.

The family was concerned about how dark the baby's skin was going to be.

The Royals did not want to provide security to the baby.

 

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QueenofCopyPaste

Shes still holding back

 

Hmmm she better lash out

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2 minutes ago, tiejc said:

Kate made Meghan cry and the tabloids reported the opposite.

The family was concerned about how dark the baby's skin was going to be.

The Royals did not want to provide security to the baby.

 

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The Royal Family being more racist than I thought :mazen:

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The Royal family being concerned with how dark Archie might be?? These RACISTS need to go!

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1 minute ago, Smarticle said:

Meghan not namedropping :celestial5:

It was definitely William.

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suburbannature

Oop, we're getting some real tea now. Bury those racists, Meghan. 

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