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Entertainment Prince Harry Says Meghan Markle Cried Before Oprah Interview Aired Because of U.K. Media Smear Campaign

06:45  21 may  2021
06:45  21 may  2021 Source:   people.com

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Prince Harry recalls Meghan Markle breaking down in tears one night before their Oprah Winfrey interview aired due to the U . K . media smear campaign against her. "I was woken up in the middle of the night to her crying in her pillow because she doesn't want to wake me up, because I'm already carrying too much," he remembered. "That's heartbreaking. I held her, we talked, she cried , and she cried , and she cried ." Harry and Meghan began dating in July 2016 and in November 2017, the news of their engagement was publicly announced.

Tabloids, broadsheets and online media toiled through the night to cover the big Oprah interview , which will be broadcast in the U . K . on Monday. LONDON — The printing presses cranked into the night as British newspapers pored over the words of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was broadcast on Sunday night in the U .S. The interview ’s awkward timing – it began at 1 a.m. London time – did nothing to stop the editors at the tabloids and broadsheets from pouring multiple cups of coffee, and making room for the late-breaking

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Prince Harry is opening about Meghan Markle's "heartbreaking" reaction to the bullying allegations made against her just days before their sit-down with Oprah Winfrey aired in March.

In his new docuseries The Me You Can't See, which he co-created with Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex, 36, talked about how their interview with Winfrey "was about being real, being authentic and hopefully sharing an experience that we know is incredibly relatable to a lot of people around the world despite our unique privileged position."

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Days before the interview was set to air, The Times in the U.K. claimed that the Duchess of Sussex faced a bullying complaint made by one of her close advisers during her time as a working royal at Kensington Palace — something her office has strongly refuted.

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The interview was broadcast in the U . K . on Monday evening at 9 p.m. local time. "It was both everything we had come to expect — and not what we were expecting at all," Camilla Tominey wrote in Britain's conservative-leaning Telegraph Newspaper. "Make no mistake, this was a pregnant woman blaming the institution — and those With the interview , BBC correspondent Jonny Dymond said Harry and Meghan had "revealed the terrible strains inside the palace. They have drawn a picture of unfeeling individuals lost in an uncaring institution. They have spoken of racism within the Royal Family.

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"The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma," a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE at the time.

"She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good," the statement read.

Recalling the ordeal and the headlines about Meghan before the airing of the Winfrey interview, Harry said in The Me You Can't See that his wife actually broke down crying one night due to the "combined effort of the firm and the media to smear her."

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All that gets turned over," Markle said in the interview , adding that those personal items were not returned until she left for California. Buckingham Palace has yet to comment on the reason why such items may be held. He says this may be done so the documents are not lost and are quickly available if a member of the Royal Family goes on tour. "Sounds as if it fitted Meghan 's narrative of being trapped and isolated, but really was routine, and probably anything would be accessible to her if she wanted it," he says .

A source said : " Meghan and Harry don’t lock horns much, but they struggled to get on the same page over their little girl’s baby shower. " Meghan argued that she deserved a party. They’ve been through hell and back escaping England with Archie and she’s starting to feel very settled with a good core Buckingham Palace aides "rolled their eyes" when discussing Meghan Markle 's "common" baby shower, the author of Finding Freedom claimed. Speaking in the Channel 4 documentary A Very Royal Baby: From Cradle to Crown, Omid Scobie claimed: "I remember speaking to a palace aide at the

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"I was woken up in the middle of the night to her crying in her pillow because she doesn't want to wake me up, because I'm already carrying too much," he remembered. "That's heartbreaking. I held her, we talked, she cried, and she cried, and she cried."


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Harry and Meghan began dating in July 2016 and in November 2017, the news of their engagement was publicly announced. Less than a year later, Harry and Meghan wed on May 19, 2018.

Speaking about his own mental health, Harry reveals in his docuseries that by "meeting and being with Meghan, I knew that if I didn't do therapy and fix myself, that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with."

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Column: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry talk to Oprah Winfrey. It was the racism all along: ‘It was all happening just because I was breathing.’ By Nina Metz. Chicago Tribune |. In her years as an actress and someone who worked with humanitarian causes, Meghan Markle always struck me as someone who does the research and thinks through the complexities of the various projects before taking them on. I had just assumed she put this same personality trait to use when contemplating her marriage to Prince Harry .

"There was a lot of learning right at the beginning of our relationship. She was shocked to be coming backstage of the institution of the British royal family," he says. "When she said, 'I think you need to see someone,' that was in reaction to an argument we had. And in that argument, not knowing about it, I reverted back to 12-year-old Harry."

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"The moment I started therapy and probably within my second session, my therapist turned around to me, and said, 'That sounds like you are reverting to 12-year-old Harry.' I felt somewhat ashamed and defensive," Harry added. "She said, 'I'm not calling you a child. I'm expressing sympathy and empathy for you for what happened to you when you were a child. You never processed it. You were never allowed to talk about it. And all of a sudden now, it's coming up in different ways as projection.' "

He continued, "That was the start of a learning journey for me. I became aware that I'd been living in a bubble, within this family, within this institution, I was sort of almost trapped in a thought process or a mindset."

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Through therapy, Harry said he gained "one of the biggest lessons" in his life. "You've sometimes got to go back and to deal with really uncomfortable situations and to be able to process it in order to be able to heal. For me, therapy has equipped me to be able to take on anything. That's why I'm here now. That's why my wife is here now."

Harry later added, "We chose to put our mental health first. That's what we're doing. And that's what we will continue to do."

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Since stepping down as working royals in March 2020, Harry and Meghan have established their new life in Montecito, California, with their 2-year-old son Archie. This summer, the couple are expecting their second child, a baby girl.

In addition, they've launched new business ventures, with Netflix and Spotify, as well as expanded their platform with their Archewell Foundation. And this week, Harry and Meghan celebrated their third wedding anniversary.

Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey's mental-health docuseries, The Me You Can't See, will be available to stream on Apple TV+ starting May 20 at 9 p.m. ET.

If you or someone you know need mental health help, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor.

The Queen and Royal Family Congratulate Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Daughter's Arrival .
The couple announced on Sunday that they welcomed their second child, daughter Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor"The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said in a statement.

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