After Prince Harry took yet another dig at the royal family, Oprah rushed to defend him and Meghan following the huge backlash they received.
Prince Harry has opened up about his past trauma in an interview on his new Apple TV documentary series The Me You Can’t See.
His comments were explosive, to say the least!
Read on to hear what he had to say…
Now, we all know that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, formally stepped down from their positions within the royal family last year…
And they are currently residing in Los Angeles where they’re raising their son, Archie, and expecting their second child.
Well, they’ve finally decided to speak out about their terrible experiences with the royal family and British press in the last few years…
To none other than Oprah Winfrey.
It’s the interview that everyone has been talking about.
Their 2-hour-long interview aired on CBS on Sunday, March 7th and viewers watched on in shock as some mind-blowing allegations were made against the monarchy.
It was claimed that senior members of the family had refused to get Meghan professional help when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie.
Meghan also addressed that incident with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
Headlines were made in 2018 when Meghan allegedly “made Kate cry” in a row about bridesmaids’ dresses in the days before her and Harry’s wedding – well, in her chat with Oprah, Meghan claimed that Kate was the one to make her cry.
Though she did stress that Kate had apologized and that she had “forgiven her.”
She also addressed the ongoing issues of racism within the monarchy.
Meghan claimed an unnamed senior member of the Royal family raised “concerns” about how dark Archie’s skin would be before his birth.
“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, ‘you won’t be given security, not gonna be given a title’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Harry then explained that he “had to get out,” though when he did he was “cut off financially” when he and Meghan needed help the most…
He also added that they’ve since been relying on his inheritance from Princess Diana.
“I was totally cut off financially. My family cut me off – if I didn’t have what my mom left me, we wouldn’t have been able to do this.”
“All I wanted to do was keep my family safe.”
Meghan then insisted that they never had any plans at first to quit the U.K – she said the intention was to “do this forever” and that she told the royal family to “use me as much as you like.”
Later in the interview, Oprah asked how the prince thinks the late Princess Diana would have felt about the rifts that drove them to step back from the royal family.
“I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out, and very sad,” Harry said, “But ultimately, all she’d ever want is for us to be happy.”
Quite predictably, opinion was well and truly divided over the interview…
With a vast majority feeling sympathetic for Harry and Meghan over what they’ve allegedly endured in the last few years.
But on the other hand…
People have been slamming the pair for agreeing to take part in Oprah’s interview and have even been brandishing them as “liars”… including Piers Morgan, of course!
It’s undoubtedly caused a lot of drama…
And the couple have been the talk of the entire world.
But now, over 2 months on from the interview, Prince Harry has spoken out yet again…
And he’s revealed some heartbreaking home truths.
Harry and Oprah have created a new Apple TV+ series about mental health with the help of some of our favorite celebrities.
In it, Harry opened up about his mother Princess Diana’s death and how his family expected him to just deal with his feelings.
His comments come after admitting he wants to break the cycle of “genetic pain” in his family.
“My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, ‘Well it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you,'” Harry said.
“That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact, quite the opposite.”
“If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, that you can make it right for your kids,” he added.
He said his family told him to “play the game” and he would feel better.
But he objected, and told Winfrey: “I’ve got a hell of a lot of my mum in me.
“The only way to free yourself and break out is to tell the truth.”
Harry made other shocking revelations such as the struggle both he and Meghan went through when she was suicidal…
He said he was “ashamed” of how he dealt with it and admitted he has used drink and dr*gs to ease his own pain in the past.
He also spoke of his anger at Diana’s death, and said: “The same people who chased her into that tunnel photographed her dying in the backseat of that car.”
After the release of the first episode, featuring Harry, there was backlash about his ongoing media presence.
Harry’s decision to speak out against the royal family has been met with ongoing criticism, after him and Meghan fled to the US to live a more private life.
Oprah has recently stepped up to defend the pair, saying that Harry and Meghan “deserve” to “not be intruded and invaded upon”.
In an interview with the Today Show, she let loose at the Meghan and Harry criticizers.
“You know, I ask for privacy, and I’m talking all the time. So I think being able to have a life that you are not intruded upon by photographers, or people flying overhead, or invading your life, is what every person wants and deserves — to not to be intruded and invaded upon.
“That’s what people are missing. Privacy doesn’t mean silence.”
“We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job.”
Oprah’s recent defence comes from him recently talking to her about how his family still receive attacks online.
Referring to Charles, he said: “He’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?”
Watch The Me You Can’t See on AppleTV+.