Meghan Markle and Prince Harry finally got the opportunity to speak their truth when they sat down with Oprah Winfrey for their first joint interview since their royal exit back in March 2021. We knew the tell-all would be explosive, but Markle and Harry truly held nothing back. Given the outrageous amount of scrutiny and blatant racism Markle has faced since she first got together with Harry in 2016, the moment was long overdue.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed in February 2021 that they would not be returning as senior members of the British royal family following their 12-month trial period. As a result, Queen Elizabeth II — who died at age 96 on Sept. 8 — stripped them of their honorary military appointments and royal patronages; however, they still hold their titles (at least for now, anyway). Since then, the tabloids have remained hellbent on tarnishing Markle’s name. But if we learned anything from Harry and Markle’s Oprah interview and new Netflix docuseries “Harry & Meghan,” it’s that the palace and the British press just don’t know how to handle a woman who is independent, speaks her mind, and isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo.
Revisit the biggest revelations from Markle and Harry’s tell-all ahead.