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Friday, April 30, 2021

Thoughts on The Sussex Interview

It is sad…just sad all around. I saw the interview that Oprah Winfrey had with Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle about how their life was when they were still active members of the royal family and now that they are out of it. I felt sad watching the whole thing. Sad that they had experienced what they did, sad that the outcome was something that caused a rift within their family, and sad knowing that after that interview, things will not change for the better.



I only knew of Meghan Markle through her time on Suits and her starring roles in a couple of Hallmark movies before she married Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex. I was genuinely happy for her to have found her Prince and I did think that she would have her “happily-ever-after” with him. I even watched their wedding when it was broadcast on TV. 

Everything seemed to be going well in the beginning until it seemed that the two couples: William and Kate then Harry and Meghan, were being pitted against each other by the media. That was the beginning of the end of what I thought would have been a good team of younger royals who would lead their country into the future. 

While I cannot say who is telling the truth and who is not, I am finding it hard to read about how badly Harry and Meghan are being bashed in the media. It just proves what Meghan is saying about how they were being treated – being bashed by the media and the “Firm” not doing anything about it to defend them. The things being said are so harsh and it influences people to have similar opinions and I do not think that is fair. But hey, who am I to argue? I am not British (nor American), so I can only sit back and watch what goes on with this family.

I felt for Meghan when she shared her experiences and how they affected her mental health. It was triggering to hear her say how she felt because I had been at that stage myself at one point in my life. I found myself nodding when she said that she would probably have taken her own life if she did not say it. How the pressure got to the point for her that she did not want to be alive anymore. I appreciated hearing someone of her fame and status sharing that she went through this because there is so much about mental health and the stigma of admitting things like suicide and depression that the world still needs to work on. To have people like her saying that this is real, that this is something that people go through and should not be ashamed of is something that people need to hear. 

So many people have been giving their opinions about the interview. The pro-monarchy has been bashing them while those who are pro-Sussex have been defending them. At the end of the day, I think that none of us know what is really going on. None of us are privy to what happens behind the scenes. All we have is speculation about what the truth is. 

At the end of it all, they are all still a family (albeit a large, impossibly rich, and powerful one). Families have misunderstandings, they fight, they bicker, and they have rifts. This will (hopefully) pass, and none of what people say about the issue will matter. 

Royalty or not, I hope that Harry and Meghan find their happiness in whatever endeavor that they enter. I hope that they can patch things up with their family (most of all for the brothers and their father to work things out). I would love to see them as a happy family again. 



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