Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Meghan Markle might bring down the monarchy. She’s accused them of racism, and of making her so depressed she tells Oprah “I didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
Markle admits to being suicidal in Buckingham Palace, asking for help to save her mental health, and being rejected.
She also says there were conversations about concern of the darkness of her baby’s skin color when she was pregnant with baby Archie. She also claims that the Palace told her that for the first time the great grandson of a Queen would not receive security or the title of Prince.
Some of what Markle says sounds naive or disingenuous about preparing to meet the royal family. But as she digs into the details, it’s clear she was treated very, very badly or really worse if the racism claims are true. (No reason not to believe her.) So as much the public may question her decisions, it seems like she had no choice but to persuade Prince Harry to leave England.
Markle said:” “I’m not going to live my life in fear…I don’t know how they could expect that after all this time we would still be silent if there’s an active role that the firm (the palace) is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.”
Oprah’s interview is bringing in $7 million, and it’s worth every penny.
But how this will be treated in the UK press tomorrow morning is really the headline.