Meghan ‘wanted formal Royal Family apology’ after Oprah chat: ‘Didn’t get what she wanted’


MEGHAN Markle’s sit-down with Oprah Winfrey was not done to enact revenge on the Royal Family but instead was carried out in the hope she would receive an apology, a royal author claimed.

Meghan also revealed she had several run-ins with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, which made her cry and how an unnamed member of the Royal Family was concerned over how dark Archie’s skin tone would be.

Mr Quinn told the programme: “I think she was hoping for an apology, I think she was hoping they would phone and say, ‘We are really sorry, we now see that we pushed you too far. We should have behaved differently, we should have sat down as a family and discussed your mental health issues.

“I think she was horrified afterwards that the reaction was so negative from the family and they didn’t respond in the way that she wanted.”Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle was not driven by revenge but in a bid for sympathy says Tom Quinn (Image: Getty)

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Tom Quinn said Meghan may also regret the interview (Image: Channel 5)

The Viscountess Hinchingbrooke, Julie Montagu, agreed with Mr Quinn and said: “I think that she felt it was an opportunity for her to not only share that (he battle with mental health) with the world but perhaps her hopes were that the Royal Family would be listening.”

He added the Duchess of Sussex may regret the interview as it appears she has “burnt her bridges” with the family.

The author continued: “I think that she thought when she entered the Royal Family she could shake them up and they would love it – she would do things Meghan’s way.

“When that didn’t happen and she came up against what she saw as the forces of reaction, it made her so upset that the interview was the way for her to get her revenge and pt the case as she saw it.

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Millions watched Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in March (Image: Getty)

“But I think later on she will think I shouldn’t have burnt my bridges to that extent.”

Prince Harry also attacked the Royal Family during his interview where he claimed Prince William and Prince Charles feel “trapped” in the institution.

Following the interview, public reaction was essentially split into demographic lines with those who were younger being more likely to side with the Sussexes and those who are older to side with the Royal Family, according to a YouGov poll soon after the show.

A later YouGov poll found Prince Harry and Meghan are just above Prince Andrew as being the least liked Royal Family members.

Due to be released in late 2022, royal pundits believe it will bring further heartache to the Royal Family as it is assumed to fill in the gaps left behind from both his Oprah and Armchair Expert podcast interview.

Prince Harry told the podcast Prince Charles passed on his “trauma” he experiences as a child under Prince Phillip and the Queen.


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