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Wonderwall Logo By Topher Gauk-Roger of Wonderwall | Slide 2 of 23: Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan faced insurmountable scrutiny when they made the decision to step down as senior members of Britain's royal family and move to the former actress's native Southern California in early 2020. The couple finally addressed the public in a March interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS and proceeded to drop bombshell after bombshell during the two-hour special, making it the biggest piece of must-see television of 2021. Meghan, who's of mixed race, alleged that there's racism in the royal family, indicating that at least one of Harry's relatives was openly concerned about how dark their son Archie's skin would be. (Although she and Harry both refused to identify the family member who made the comment, Harry told Oprah it was not Queen Elizabeth II or the late Prince Philip.) Further, Meghan and Harry both said the family didn't protect them from falsehoods in the press. The explosive interview touched on a slew of headline-making issues including Meghan's suicidal thoughts during her first pregnancy and allegations the palace refused to help; claims that son Archie wouldn't get palace protection; a clarification that Duchess Kate made her cry before her 2018 wedding, not the other way around as had been reported; Harry's strained relationship with brother Prince William and dad Prince Charles, who Harry said stopped taking his calls as he and Meghan were contemplating new roles early last year. Harry also said the royal family lives in a "toxic environment." Just three months after the program aired, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made headlines again when they welcomed their second child, daughter Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan faced insurmountable scrutiny when they made the decision to step down as senior members of Britain's royal family and move to the former actress's native Southern California in early 2020. The couple finally addressed the public in a March interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS and proceeded to drop bombshell after bombshell during the two-hour special, making it the biggest piece of must-see television of 2021. Meghan, who's of mixed race, alleged that there's racism in the royal family, indicating that at least one of Harry's relatives was openly concerned about how dark their son Archie's skin would be. (Although she and Harry both refused to identify the family member who made the comment, Harry told Oprah it was not Queen Elizabeth II or the late Prince Philip.) Further, Meghan and Harry both said the family didn't protect them from falsehoods in the press. The explosive interview touched on a slew of headline-making issues including Meghan's suicidal thoughts during her first pregnancy and allegations the palace refused to help; claims that son Archie wouldn't get palace protection; a clarification that Duchess Kate made her cry before her 2018 wedding, not the other way around as had been reported; Harry's strained relationship with brother Prince William and dad Prince Charles, who Harry said stopped taking his calls as he and Meghan were contemplating new roles early last year. Harry also said the royal family lives in a "toxic environment." Just three months after the program aired, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made headlines again when they welcomed their second child, daughter Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

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