Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell all interview about their experience being a part of, and leaving the British royal family.
— CBS (@CBS) March 1, 2021
It’s no secret that the couple’s time with the family has not been smooth sailing, with controversy after controversy, the Sussex’s decided to step down from their roles as senior royals in January. However, on Feb 19, it was announced that they had agreed to not return as working members of the royal family but instead, leave entirely.
The Duchess of Sussex has accused the British royal family of “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and Prince Harry’s lives.
In a recent interview with James Cordon on “The Late Late Show,” Prince Harry opened up about how the British press was destroying his mental health and that this was a driving force for the split.
Markle is through with remaining silent about the all that was endured during their time as royals.
In a clip for the upcoming interview with Oprah, Markle says, “I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that the firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.” She continues to admit that there is a lot at stake with opening up, “And if that comes with risk of losing things, I mean, there’s been a lot that’s been lost already.”
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 5, 2021
Since their departure, the couple has moved to Montecito, California and have started numerous business ventures. They signed contracts with Netflix and Spotify Technology to create content for the platforms, as well as founded some companies of their own. Along with the Archewell Foundation, which will support the couples charitable endeavors, they also founded Archewell Audio LLC and Archewell Productions LLC.
While the separation from the British royal family is unfortunate, the couple now has freedom to partake in whatever business and life opportunities they seem fit.
“It’s really liberating to be able to have the right and privilege in some way to be able to say yes, to be able to just make a choice on your own and be able to speak for yourself,” said The Duchess.
The upcoming interview is being welcomed with mixed reviews for numerous reasons. Recent claims that Markle bullied royal staff emerged as well and accusations that she wore earrings gifted by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, who was accused of initiating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Along with this, the world has also not forgotten Markle’s publicized issues with her father.
Megan Markle speaking “Her Truth” all the time. Maybe try to SHUT UP and start listening? (Like that Reverend who married her. He Seemed to know “what’s what”)—-remember how Mean she was to her dad? So she ruined one family, now she’s busy ruining a second one?? pic.twitter.com/yoJH2ttZDg
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) March 5, 2021
On the flip side, others are applauding Markle for her saying her peace and rising above the situation.
I personally love Megan Markle.
The British gutter press might be out for a witch hunt but I think they’ll find many of us rather like strong, kind, women who use their voices and aren’t afraid to reject what isn’t working for them.
She’s bloody marvellous. And courageous too.
— Katie Portman (@KateLPortman) March 4, 2021
“Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” premiered in the United States on Sunday, March 7, at 8 PM on CBS stations and can also be streamed on CBS.com. In the United Kingdom, the special will air on ITV, Monday, March 8, at 9 PM local time.