LONDON — Oprah Winfrey’s two-hour prime-time interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, contained revelations and allegations that have left Britain’s royal family reeling, painting a picture of racism, insensitivity and deep-rooted dysfunction.
The palace has not responded to the interview, broadcast in the U.S. on Sunday night, which has made headlines and sparked debate around the world.
Here are five key points from the broadcast:
MEGHAN SAYS SHE FACED RACISM
Meghan, who is biracial, said before the couple had their son Archie, there had been “concerns and conversations” between Harry and the family “about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Harry confirmed there was a conversation about “what will the kids look like.” He said he would never reveal who was involved, but Winfrey said he told her it was not his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
Meghan also said she was treated differently by the British media compared to Prince William’s wife Catherine, who was also followed closely by the press and even dubbed “Waity Katie” on account of the couple’s long courtship.
“While I imagine that was really hard — and I do, I can’t picture what that felt like — this is not the same,” Meghan said. “And if a member of his family would comfortably say ‘We’ve all had to deal with things that are rude’ — rude and racist are not the same.”
MEGHAN SAYS SHE HAD SUICIDAL THOUGHTS