Prince Harry and Meghan Allege Royal Mistreatment in Oprah Interview

Headline Roundup March 8th, 2021

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, said the British royal family had mistreated them in an interview with Oprah Winfrey released Sunday night. Meghan said she had contemplated suicide but was told she could not seek inpatient care because it “wouldn’t be good for the institution.” The couple also said that they were asked how dark their son’s skin would be, “in tandem” with a decision not to grant him security or a title. Other allegations included that the royal family had cut them off financially after January 2020 and that it had failed to defend Meghan from tabloid stories despite protecting other family members. Meghan also denied recent allegations that she bullied her staff.

Coverage in left-rated outlets tended to portray the couple either neutrally or positively. Coverage in right-rated outlets was generally more critical and focused on Meghan’s positions on social issues. Several right-rated outlets published opinion articles criticizing Meghan as “whining” and “manipulative"; opinions from the left tended to be more supportive.

From the Right

Ex-British royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are again caught up in controversy and criticism for airing their troubles with Britain’s Royal Family in an interview with talk show icon Oprah Winfrey.

During the interview, Harry and Markle made many unsavory claims about their time as the duke and duchess of Sussex before they cut ties with the Royal Family and moved to the United States to begin lives as private citizens. The couple received heavy criticism for their decision to ditch the Royal Family, and again opened themselves up...

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From the Center

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey has aired in the US - with the couple sharing their side of the story about life in the Royal Family.

The couple spoke about their relationships with other royals, racism and how their mental health suffered.

Meghan spoke with Oprah for most of the interview, before being joined by Prince Harry.

The interview will be aired on ITV on Monday at 21:00 GMT and on ITV Hub.

Live updates: Oprah with Meghan and Harry airs in US

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From the Left

Oprah Winfrey is sharing more of her groundbreaking interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, after the two-hour program aired on CBS Sunday night.

In the previously unaired clips, the couple discuss why they believe race played a difference in how Meghan was treated by Buckingham Palace and British tabloids. They also open up about a visit to see Queen Elizabeth that was suddenly called off after the couple's decision to step back from royal duties in early 2020.

The Sunday special saw the Duchess of Sussex break...

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