Truth, we are told, is central to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Indeed, it was supposedly the desire for truth that drove them to give that explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey, broadcast just over two weeks ago.
‘How do you feel about the Palace hearing you speak your truth today?’ asked Oprah.
‘I don’t know how they could expect that, after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us,’ replied Meghan, casually dropping the first of many bombshells.
It was supposedly the desire for truth that drove Harry and Meghan to give that explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey
It was quite a moment. Oprah nodded in solemn agreement as the nation took a sharp intake of breath.
As the interview progressed, Meghan’s ‘truth’ was broadcast to millions, unchallenged and uncompromising.
The Royal Family is a dysfunctional organisation; the royals were racist; the Duchess of Cambridge made Meghan cry. No one was spared.
She, by contrast, was just a naive young woman who had fallen in love with a handsome prince and found herself in over her head, attacked from all quarters.
She even compared herself to the Little Mermaid, a wide-eyed innocent adrift in an ocean of monsters. Oh, the pain. Oh, the agony. Oh, the injustice of it all. Oh, just leave my oat-milk latte over there, will you?
This was their truth, as told to Oprah, and many viewers — though far from all — lapped it up. Well, most of it…