As Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aired for two hours on CBS VIAC , the BBC maintained a live blog of the interview’s most newsworthy moments, from the light—Harry and Meghan revealed they were expecting a daughter—to the more damaging for the Royal Family, like the revelation that members of the Royal Family expressed concerns about how dark son Archie’s skin would be.
“The allegation that there were discussions in the palace about how dark Meghan’s first baby might be is a devastating one,” wrote BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond. “This is heading into ‘worst-case scenario’ territory for the palace.”
The Times of London also kept a minute-by-minute live blog of the interview, and published an analysis of its impact, concluding “whatever the royal family was expecting from this interview, this was worse. Meghan suffered suicidal tendencies. She was concerned for her mental welfare. And the royal family did not nothing to help.”
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Other revelations in the two-hour interview included Harry’s description of his brother, Prince William, and his father, Prince Charles, being “trapped” in the Royal Family—and the revelation that Harry’s decision to step away from the family resulted in both his financial support and his security being cut off by the palace. As the BBC’s Jonny Dymond put it, “trapped. That’s the word Harry used to describe his life in the Royal Family. That’s the impression he gave very often when out and about. But he goes on – he says his brother William, his father Charles, they too are trapped. And he feels compassion for them. It is a velvet covered dagger into the institution he has left.”
Source: Forbes – Business