Meghan Markle Suggests She Was Under Total Control | 22 Words

Meghan Markle has been making headlines for years - however in the past few weeks, it seems there's more news than ever about her.

Amidst huge backlash towards the Royal Family, countless celebrities have now called upon the Queen to issue an apology to Meghan Markle...

The Royal Family are facing a lot of backlash.

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And now even the Queen herself has been urged to apologize publicly to Meghan Markle.

Now, many would argue that, since stepping down as senior royals in January 2020, the scrutiny surrounding Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, has intensified to unimaginable levels.

In a joint statement via Instagram, Harry and Meghan announced that they wanted "a normal upbringing for their child" and they felt that spending their time between the U.K. and America would be much more appropriate for their family environment.

Quite understandably, this came as a huge shock worldwide...

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As it did to the royal family themselves.

Reports at the time of the announcement claimed that the Queen wasn't notified of Harry and Meghan's plans to step down until after their social media revealation.

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Her Majesty published a statement shortly afterward, which read:

"Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."

Harry's relationship with his brother, William, also came under strain following his departure, reports claimed.

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The future King of England was reported to have distanced himself from Harry and Meghan, with claims surfacing that the pair didn't speak for months.

But, regardless of the controversy, the couple stuck to their word and made the move to Los Angeles...

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Where they remain today in Montecito, Santa Barbara, an area renowned for its secluded hillside estates that promise the utmost privacy and, thus, have attracted a whole host of celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, and Ellen DeGeneres, who all own homes there.

The pair seem to be living the lives they've always wanted in L.A...

And to make things even more exciting, they announced on Valentine's Day that they are expecting their second child together with this highly-publicized photoshoot.

But despite the big move and step down, the couple still weren't content with their roles in the British monarchy...

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So, last month, they announced that they would officially not be returning as working members of the royal family.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said the royals were "saddened by their decision" but that Harry and Meghan "remain much-loved members of the family."

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"Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service," the statement read.

"The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family."

Predictably, the announcement triggered a media storm...

And among all of the love and support came the negativity and surges of criticism.

In the weeks following their dramatic departure, the couple remained relatively under the radar...

Until Harry took part in a widely televised interview with friend and host, James Corden.

The royal appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden in his first public interview since stepping down to chat about his new life in L.A.

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He was interviewed by Corden on an open-top tour bus - all while drinking tea, of course - as he opened up about what life has been like for him, Meghan, and Archie in the last year.

Here, Harry also revealed - for the first time - the reason he and Meghan stepped away from the royal family.

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When asked, "what made you walk away from the royal family?", Harry politely corrected him by saying, "I didn't walk away."

"It was stepping back rather than stepping down. It was a really difficult environment that I think a lot of people saw... we all know what the British press can be like! And it was destroying my mental health, I was like 'this is toxic!'"

"I did what any husband and father would do."

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"I needed to get my family out of there!" he then said.

"But we never walked away. And as far as I'm concerned whatever decisions are made on that side, I will never walk away. I will always be contributing but my life is public service, so wherever I am in the world it's going to be the same thing."

"My life is always going to be about public service and Meghan signed up for that."

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"The 2 of us enjoy doing that and trying to bring compassion and try to make people happy, and try to change the world in any small way we can," he explained.

Following this groundbreaking interview, it was then announced that the couple had sat with their friend and broadcasting giant, Oprah Winfrey, for a tell-all interview.

The highly-anticipated interview is set to air this weekend on March 7th on CBS.

And in typical Oprah fashion, small snippets of the 2-hour long interview have been teased in the last week...

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Which has been driving royalists and fans of the couple crazy.

The first couple of teasers showed Meghan talking candidly to Oprah about her experience with the royal family...

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And how she isn't afraid of the consequences of speaking out against the palace.

Meghan is seen saying:

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"I don't know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us. And if that comes with the risk of losing things, I mean - there's a lot that has been lost already."

Of course, we won't get to hear the full story until Sunday...

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So these non-stop teaser trailers will just have to do for now!

And the most recent clip of Meghan, which was released just a few days ago, has certainly gotten people talking...

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Because it shows Meghan suggesting the royal family had total control of her.

In the nearly 2-minute long clip, Oprah is asking Meghan about the time she requested to interview her before the royal wedding...

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To which Meghan declined at the time.

"You said, 'I'm sorry, it's not the right time'. And finally, we get to sit down and have this conversation," Oprah says as Meghan laughs.

"I wasn't even allowed to have that conversation with you personally, right? There had to be people from the comm., sitting there," Meghan replies.

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Oprah then confirms that during the interview snub back in 2018, there were people in the room with Meghan telling her to decline and say she will take part at "the right time."

"What is right about this time?" Oprah asks.

The Duchess then says:

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"Well, so many things! We have the ability to make our own choices in a way that I couldn't have said yes to you then. That wasn't my choice to make. As an adult who lived a really independent life to then go into this construct, that is different to what I think people would imagine it to be."

You can check out the full clip here:

It's pretty fascinating to say the least.

Meghan's former co-star spoke out about the Royals.

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Suits star, Patrick J. Adams leapt to Meghan's defence and slammed the Royal Family.

Adams tweeted numerous times about the 'obscene' Royal Family

He wrote:

Meghan Markle and I spent the better part of a decade working together on Suits. From day one she was an enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive member of our television family. She remained that person and colleague as fame, prestige and power accrued.

"She has always been a powerful woman with a deep sense of morality and a fierce work ethic and has never been afraid to speak up, be heard and defend herself and those she holds dear. Like the rest of the world, I have watched her navigate the last few years in astonishment."

She fell in love, moved to a new country, became a household name across the entire globe and began the difficult work of trying to find her place in a family dynamic that can at best be described as complicated and at worst, seemingly archaic and toxic.

"It sickened me to read the endless racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol spewed in her direction from all manner of media across the UK and the world but I also knew that Meghan was stronger than people realized or understood and they would regret underestimating her."

And then they welcomed Archie. And on any sort of decent planet that would be a time to stop sharpening the knives and let these two people enjoy the magical early months and years of starting a family. But we don't live on that planet and instead the hunt continued.

"It's OBSCENE that the Royal Family, who's newest member is currently GROWING INSIDE OF HER, is promoting and amplifying accusations of "bullying" against a woman who herself was basically forced to flea the UK in order protect her family and her own mental health."

IMO, this newest chapter and it's timing is just another stunning example of the shamelessness of a institution that has outlived its relevance, is way overdrawn on credibility and apparently bankrupt of decency.

"Find someone else to admonish, berate and torment. My friend Meghan is way out of your league."

He really didn't hold back...

And he's not the only one.

With countless other celebrities also condemning the Royal Family for their treatment of Meghan Markle.

Now, many are demanding the Queen herself apologises for the behaviour Meghan was subject to.

The View co-anchor Sunny Hostin was one of many who argued the Queen should apologise, saying: "I'm just surprised that they haven't tried to even apologise for not protecting her more, and instead do this.

"It says a lot, I think, about the workings of the Royal Family."

And many others agree!