Shocking details described by Harry and Meghan in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey


Meghan revealed that she was having "clear and real and frightening thought" about suicide while she was in the royal family.


"That was a very clear and real and frightening thought," Meghan said. "I couldn't be left alone."


Harry said she did not receive any support from the royal family over her mental health, saying, "it was not a conversation to be had."

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Meghan said that "in the months when I was pregnant… we have in tandem the conversation of he won't be given security, he's not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born." Harry said it was not a conversation he ever wanted to discuss.


"What?" Oprah asked. "Who is having that conversation with you? What?"


Meghan nodded and said "so, um" and Oprah said "hold up there is a conversation," with Meghan interjecting "there were several conversations" and "with Harry. Oprah finished the question by saying "about how dark your baby is going to be?"


"Potentially and what that would mean and what that would look like," Meghan said.


Meghan wouldn't say who it was who had the conversation and said it "would be very damaging to them."


She also described feeling captive, as her license, passport, and credit cards were taken after her wedding and were unavailable to her.


Clearly emotional, the Duchess said her life in the palace was an example of why people should be kind, since you never know what people are going through "behind closed doors."


The pair focused heavily on the royal family's refusal to provide security for them, an especially grave concern for Harry given his mother's death. He said that his experience with Meghan showed him how hard it must have been for his mother.


According to Prince Harry, he saw an intense correlation between his wife and his late mother, something he said was only escalated by racial tensions and social media. "I saw history repeating itself," he said.


Harry revealed to Oprah that the turning point between Meghan and the royal family happened after their Australia tour, when members of the crown got jealous over the "effortless" way Megan connected with the people and the commonwealth.


Meghan said that she did not receive royal training, and was instead up late and night googling protocols like the national anthem to prevent embarrassment.


"I just wanted to make them proud," said Meghan.

Harry revealed that he will always love his father, Prince Charles, but he is "disappointed" by him. As for his brother, Prince William, Harry said he "loves him to bits" but "we're on different paths."


Harry said that he had never planned to make the Netflix and Spotify deals, but the royal family "literally cut me off financially" in the first quarter of 2020.


He said he thought his mother "saw it coming."


A baby girl will be joining Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie this summer

Harry and Meghan announced their second baby's gender while talking to Oprah about their new life in California.


More portions of the interview aired on Monday exclusively on "CBS This Morning."





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