Oprah Winfrey reveals why Meghan and Harry agreed to tell-all interview

Oprah Winfrey reveals why Meghan and Harry agreed to tell-all interview

It was described as the biggest interview ever - and Oprah Winfrey revealed why the royal couple agreed on doing the tell-all interview. 

Oprah Winfrey
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Over 17-million people watched the now iconic interview with the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry in the United States. 

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At the beginning of the interview, Oprah Winfrey made a clear statement that the royal couple was not getting paid for the tell-all interview.

Oprah also mentioned that nothing is "off-limits" and that Meghan nor Harry know what she will be asking. 

During the interview, Oprah gave the royal couple the opportunity to speak their truth, after they were "silenced".

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Meghan and Harry openly spoke about racism within the royal family, concerns about Archie's skin tone, Archie not receiving a royal title nor security, struggling with mental health, Prince Charles cutting ties with his youngest son, and Harry using the money his mother, Princess Diana, left him. 

The following day, after the interview, Oprah exclusively spoke to CBS This Morning about the interview and gave viewers clarity on certain topics that were discussed. 

Oprah made it clear that neither the Queen nor her husband, Prince Philip, were part of conversations expressing concern over how dark the skin of their great-grandson, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son Archie, would be.

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During the interview, Harry mentioned that his father, Prince Charles, stopped taking his calls after he announced that he is stepping down as a working royal and that his relationship with his brother is distanced.

CBS This Morning was concern that this interview with Oprah would not make their relationship with the royal family any easier. So why did they agreed on doing the tell-all interview? 

"When you have been lied about for a series of years, within your own office or own family, somebody is saying things that are not true, and you see it online, how hurtful that can be. Now imagine that over a period of months and years and you know it's not true."

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