The Royal Interview


Taylor Koch, Editor

Last week, citizens from all over the world watched as the secrets unfolded involving the royal family. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who is no longer a prince, joined Oprah to discuss why they left the royals and moved to their new home in California. Meghan explained why she felt the need to leave and listed attacks against her from both the media and her own family. After the two-hour interview, over seventeen million people were shocked to learn the truth. 

When Meghan and Harry first got married in 2018, you could tell that the royal family did not approve of her. Since she was previously married and had issues with her stepfather there was no wonder why the Queen disapproved of her from the start. Of course, the drama really unfolded when Archie was born, because of the worry of how dark his skin color would be. However, citizens did not know of this until Meghan shared it with Oprah which shocked everyone. “There were several concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he is born.” She then goes on to explain that this was discussed with other members of the royal family and Harry, but not herself for reasons we don’t know. These concerns went on for all nine months she was pregnant, which gave her more of a reason to leave. 

There was also concern over whether or not Archie would be called a prince. “Upon birth, Archie was entitled to the title of earl or lord — and eventually he will be able to inherit Harry’s title, Duke of Sussex. In the interview with Winfrey, Meghan expressed disappointment that Archie was not made a prince because it meant that he had no right to security.” Both Meghan and Archie do not have security because they do not have any titles. While everyone else in the royal family has security, they were left to fend for themselves which could have been one of the reasons they wanted to leave. 

Harry goes on in the interview to explain what was happening financially. Because they left, they were completely cut off which made 2020 an even harder year. Luckily, the couple struck a deal similar to the former prime minister, Tony Blair in which they would “reimburse some of the costs of their security”. Harry said in the interview, they were relying on the money left to him by Princess Diana—and “without that, we wouldn’t have been able to do this.”

Now, In 2021, Meghan, Harry, Archie, and the new baby that they are expecting live in California. None of the royals have spoken to them since their departure last year which makes everyone question what else happened that they did not share in the interview.