Harry And Meghan's Oprah Winfrey Interview Highlights: Meghan Says "Didn't Want To Be Alive Anymore"

The two-hour chat is the biggest royal interview since Harry's mother princess Diana detailed her crumbling marriage to his father Prince Charles in 1995.

Harry And Meghan's Oprah Winfrey Interview Highlights: Meghan Says 'Didn't Want To Be Alive Anymore'

Oprah Winfrey has reportedly sold the interview to US broadcaster CBS for $7-9 million.

New Delhi:

Meghan Markle flatly denied in a tell-all interview Sunday reports that she made Kate Middleton cry before her wedding to Harry -- saying the "reverse was true."

"Everyone in the institution knew it wasn't true," Meghan told interviewer Oprah Winfrey of the reported incident -- which has been pored over at great length by the gossip press.

"The reverse happened," Meghan added, saying that Kate "was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologized."

Meghan called the incident "the beginning of a real character assassination" and "a turning point" in her relations with the royal family, AFP reported.

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, sat down with American chat show host Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview, airing today. The two-hour chat is the biggest royal interview since Harry's mother princess Diana detailed her crumbling marriage to his father Prince Charles in 1995.

Having severed their official royal ties last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will explain why they abandoned Britain to move to California and start new lives. Oprah Winfrey has reportedly sold the interview to US broadcaster CBS for $7-9 million.

Here are the highlights on Harry And Meghan's Interview to Oprah Winfrey:

Mar 08, 2021 09:50 (IST)
Following are key quotes from Harry And Meghan interview to Oprah Winfrey:

Meghan, on son Archie not being a prince or receiving a title:

"They didn't want him to be a prince or princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol, and (said) that he wasn't going to receive security.

"In those months when I was pregnant ... we have in tandem the conversation of, you won't be given security, not gonna be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born.

Meghan, on considering suicide:

"I just didn't want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought. And I remember how he (Harry) just cradled me."

She said she went to senior people in the institution to ask for help.

"I went to the institution and I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help ... And I was told that I couldn't, that it wouldn't be good for the institution.

"I remember this conversation like it was yesterday, because they said, my heart goes out to you because I see how bad it is, but there's nothing we can do to protect you because you're not a paid employee of the institution.

"This wasn't a choice. This was emails and begging for help, saying very specifically I am concerned for my mental welfare."

Asked if she thinking of harming herself, or having suicidal thoughts, she said:

"Yes. This was very, very clear ... and very scary."

Harry on newspaper story that they had "blindsided" the queen with their decision:

"I've never blindsided my grandmother, I have too much respect for her."

Asked where the story came from, he said: "I'd hazard a guess that it probably could have come from within the institution."

"I had three conversations with my grandmother, and two conversations with my father before he stopped taking my calls. And then he said, can you put this all in writing?"

Harry on why Prince Charles had stopped taking his calls:

"By that point I took matters into my own hands, it was like, I needed to do this for my family. This is not a surprise to anybody. It's really sad that it's got to this point, but I've got to do something for my own mental health, my wife's and for Archie's as well."

Credit - Reuters
Mar 08, 2021 09:24 (IST)
Meghan Markle, In Interview To Oprah Winfrey, Says Royals Fretted Over "How Dark" Son Archie's Skin Would Be
Meghan Markle accused the British Royal Family in a sensational interview broadcast Sunday of fretting over how dark her son's skin would be." 
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"In those months when I was pregnant... 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 told interviewer Oprah Winfrey.
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