3 Years Later, Scathing Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Bombshell Interview with Oprah Still Makes Rounds

by Xara Aziz
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Believe it or not, it’s been four years since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left the royal family for good and moved to America in an attempt to be far from unwanted press and media attention. But soon enough, they emerged in an interview with no other than Oprah Winfrey herself.

That interview, which aired three years ago today, was part of an 85-minute tell-all and drew in 50 million viewers worldwide.

The bombshell interview still sparks conversation up until today; specifically, when then-pregnant Markle described her time in the United Kingdom as almost insufferable.

“I left the house twice in four months,” she told Oprah at the time. “I couldn’t feel lonelier.”

She then reminisced how she watched the Disney classic The Little Mermaid, and related to the film’s main character, Ariel, who lost her voice as a result of marrying a prince.

“She falls in love with a prince and because of that she loses her voice,” she said.

“Were you silent or silenced?” Oprah questioned.

“The latter,” Meghan responded, adding that at one point, she considered suicide.

“I didn’t want to be alive anymore,” she said. “It was a clear and real and frightening constant thought.”

She further revealed that she hoped to win support from palace staff, especially considering she was pregnant with her firstborn, Archie, but no one offered to help.

“I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution,” she said.

She recounted an interaction with an undisclosed senior member of the palace staff.

“I remember this conversation like it was yesterday, because they said, ‘My heart goes out to you because I see how bad it is, but there’s nothing we can do to protect you because you’re not a paid employee of the institution,”’ she recounted.

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