On a scale of 1 to 10, Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was a 50.
Allegations of racism within the royal household and conversations about how dark her son Archie’s skin color would be, and Markle’s despair at the alleged lack of support from “The Firm” and her suicidal thoughts were perhaps among the most shocking revelations. For those reasons and others, the couple needed to get out.
Prince Harry said one thing made their escape to the U.S. possible. “I brought what my mom left me and, without that, we would not have been able to do this, so touching back on what my mother would think of this, I think she saw it coming. I certainly felt her presence throughout this whole process.”
Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 while being pursued by photographers — the culmination of a long battle against the relentless, prying eyes of the British red tops, which dissected her every move in the years following her 1981 marriage to Prince Charles, and 1996 divorce.
Princess Diana had reportedly long dreamed of starting a new life in the U.S. She was 36, the same age Prince Harry is now. Ultimately, he found the freedom in the U.S. his mother never found. “I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you with my wife by my side,” he told Oprah.
While the couple’s break for the border releases them from the drab ribbon-cutting, handshaking daily duties of…