The Oprah Winfrey Interview Harry And Megan

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THE OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEW - Harry and Megan

Date: 10th March 2021

THE OPRAH INTERVIEW

WELL - What can one say. I think most of us were shocked that such a privileged couple should air their dirty linen in public and cause so much hurt to the Queen and the wider Royal Family

I’ve watched several panels discussing the Interview and read many articles.

Many points have been made about Harry’s trauma over his Mother’s death and how he’s never really forgiven his father Prince Charles. But how someone who has been totally open about his own Mental problems could not have helped his wife, or obtained help for her, if she really did have mental problems, is beyond my comprehension. I query the mental state because many women suffer greatly when pregnant and their hormones are going crazy. Megan always appeared to be a strong young woman perfectly able to hold her own - she was never a shrinking violet - you can’t be so in the cutthroat world of Theatre.

What really amazes me is the dissection of the so called ‘racist’ remark about the colour of Archie’s skin. Harry married a very attractive Bi-racial woman who inherited far more of her Father’s genes than those of her mother. Many times in the run up to the birth I heard all around me the comment about what colour Archie ’s skin would be. The comments were not meant in a racial way I’m sure but were purely natural curiosity. Who hasn’t heard comments before the birth of a baby such as will she/he inherit the mother’s naturally curly hair, father’s straight dark hair or, as in the case of Harry - would the child have ginger hair.

The Royal Family has made a few huge mistakes over members not being allowed to marry whom they wished - notably Edward V111 and Princess Margaret who, if she’d been allowed to marry Peter Townsend might have led a very different life and might even still be with us. Andrew was not allowed to marry Koo Stark because she’d posed for a nude photo long before she met him. The biggest mistake of all, was in not allowing Charles to marry Camilla and look how that turned out. If the Queen and the upper hierarchy of the Monarchy had an ounce of Racism in them, I’m sure Harry would have been told that he was free to marry his love but that he needed to step back from The Firm. After all their past mistakes, I feel sure they wouldn’t have wanted to make another.

No - Megan was welcomed and embraced and ‘spoiled’ with a Fairytale wedding in which the Public rejoiced. Harry was probably the most popular member of the Young Royals - he was a bit of a lad, not above getting into trouble, but served his country and, after the trauma of his Mother’s death, am sure most people simply wanted him to be happy and to be allowed to choose the woman he loved. Which he did.

It seems to me that Megan was quite happy to have all the ‘goodies’ which come with being of the Royal Circle but was unhappy with the tight rope which surrounds the Royals. After all, she was a woman who’d been married, had a career and was also very outspoken. Other women have walked away from the Gilded cage of marrying into Royalty. I simply do not believe she’d no idea of the strictures which would be placed upon her life.

The couple have opted to leave the Royal Family so I was shocked to hear Megan complaining that Archie had not been given the Title of Prince and the Protection which goes with it. I understand that further down the Royal line, Prince and Princess is not an automatic title. Look at Princess Anne - the hardest working Royal by far - her children have no titles and they earn their own livings. Who knows what went on behind the scenes? Perhaps Princess Anne wanted a less restrictive life for her children and chose for them not to have any titles at all.

Yet here is Megan having taken Prince Harry away from his total family - decamping to live amongst Hollywood Royalty yet still wanting the privileges associated with Royalty in the UK. They have been bankrolled by Harry’s father to the tune of millions and now they’ve signed mega deals with Netflix. Does it all rather smack of ‘Having one’s cake and eating it?”

I feel very very sorry for Harry, Duke of Sussex and only hope he never lives to regret his decisions. They have cost him a huge amount emotionally.

As one paper quoted 'They haven't just left the House of Windsor, they've decided to burn it down on the way out!

All so very sad.


 

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