Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spoke out about their exit from the royal family, revealing shocking details of their lives during a televised sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey. During the CBS special “Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A CBS Primetime Special,” 39-year-old Markle spoke about her beginnings as a royal, reflecting on meeting Queen Elizabeth II for the first time and addressing rumors of tensions between herself and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. She also noted that she and Harry were actually married 3 days before their public wedding ceremony.

While it was reported at the time of Harry and Meghan’s son Archie’s birth in 2019 said the couple chose not to give Archie a title, Meghan claimed to Winfrey it was the royal institution’s decision to not give their son either a title or security protection.  Along with conversations about Archie’s title and security, there were also conversations with Harry ahead of his son’s birth about “how dark” his skin might be. Archie was the first American/British biracial royal born in the U.K. 

Meghan also tearfully revealed there was a breaking point where she considered suicide before she and Harry decided to step away from their roles as senior working members of Britain’s royal family. Meghan claimed she went to “one of the most senior people” of the royal “institution” and was not able to get help for her mental health. 

Prince Harry and Meghan shared some happy news as well, saying that the child they are expecting is a girl. Harry said, “To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing, but to have a boy and then a girl, I mean, what more can you ask for? Now we’ve got our family,” he said. “We’ve got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs.” The couple confirmed that Meghan is due to give birth this summer and said they don’t plan to have any more children after her arrival, saying, “Two is it.”

Buckingham Palace has not yet responded to claims made by Meghan and Harry in their interview with Winfrey.

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