Meghan Markle’s bomb-tell-all TV interview even shocked the interviewer.
Oprah Winfrey says she was “surprised” by the impact of sitting with the Duchess of Sussex, 39, and her husband Prince Harry, 36, on life as a king. reports the mirror.
Meghan made allegations of racism against the family and also spoke out about her suicidal thoughts.
Oprah announced that she had texted the couple prior to the interview, and from her understanding they would share the “truth”.
Speaking of the interview on Nancy O’Dell’s Channel on Talkshoplive, Oprah stated, “Little did I know that it would have the reverberant impact that it had and continues to have. I’ve been very prepared for it.”
She also admitted that she was “surprised” that Harry and Meghan were frank during the interview – particularly because of the former Suits actress’ remark that members of the royal family “had conversations with Harry about how dark (Archies) Skin could be when it is born “.
Oprah said, “I’m like, ‘What? You’re going there? You’re going all the way there,’ about her thoughts at the time.
“Whenever I do interviews with someone for something important, I have a conversation with them beforehand.
“I haven’t seen Harry and Meghan before, but I texted them and said that intention is very important to me. Tell me what your intention is so that we can align with our goal. And our mutual intention was the truth. She wanted to be able to tell her story and tell it in a way that would be as honest as possible. “
She continued, “The reason it was such a powerful interview – first of all, I know how to ask questions, and you do [Nancy] know how to ask questions, we all know how to do our job, but what makes it powerful is having someone willing to be as open, vulnerable, as truthful as them.
“So, I don’t give myself credit, I don’t give myself credit for asking the questions, but the reason the interview went like this was because they answered the way they did.”
Oprah concluded, “It was really important to me that what we put out there in the world was published by the time everyone could see it, and that things did not leak and things were not misunderstood before that actual interview took place. “
“So I remember when we finished the interview and this interview was 3 hours and 20 minutes, I think, and I got up and said to the crew, we all know what was being said here and how important it is, this To have faith The people who just shared this, and so I hope you all don’t go out in the world and share what happened here, and nobody did.
“When we released clips for CBS, we released them in such a way that everything that was released there couldn’t be exploited. So I put a lot of time, effort and energy into it.”