'Stop blaming Meghan Markle': Prince Harry's old clip shows he wanted a 'Megxit' even before marrying her
It wasn't just Meghan Markle who grabbed headlines across the world after the ground-breaking interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS, there was ample spotlight on Prince Harry as well. 'Megxit' was a term that Twitterati never took too kindly and people have again started discussing it as an old video of Harry expressing his wish to leave the royal family resurfaced. The clip that goes on for a good 2 minutes and 19 seconds sees him talk about the United States and his desire to live there in different clips that make up the entire video.
With this, a certain segment opined that Harry was always keen on leaving the royal family, and in all probability, he would have, whether Meghan was in his life or not. During the interview, Harry spoke about 'feeling trapped' within the monarchy. In the interview, he also spoke of how his family had cut him off financially. He also added he was able to move away and the credit for that was the inheritance left by his mother, Princess Diana.
When asked if he would have left or ever stepped back were it not for his wife, Harry replied, 'No' In the candid chat, Harry added: "I wouldn't have been able to because I myself was trapped, as well. I didn't see a way out. You know, I was trapped, but I didn't know I was trapped."
"But the moment that I met meg, and then our worlds sort of collided in the most amazing of ways. [I was] Trapped within the system, like the rest of my family are. My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don't get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that."
Netizens had their share of thoughts as well, and the support was all for Meghan. "they called it “megxit” as if harry hadn’t wanted to leave for years give me a break #HarryandMeghanonOprah," a tweet read that also included the clip. "Thank you! They act like this man hasn't been the black sheep since forever! They knew he would leave one day, I knew," one of the tweets read. "I have ALWAYS hated that word! It’s goal is to place blame on Meghan & make it look as if she’s the evil one who took Britain’s beloved prince away. It really is slander IMO," another opined. One of the people said he was always a rebel. "I’ve been saying this! He’s always been a rebel, like him momma. Notice how Meghan even caught all the blame for them leaving."
Thank you! They act like this man hasn't been the black sheep since forever! They knew he would leave one day, I knew.— Sandi Richard (@unicorn_queen29) March 8, 2021
I have ALWAYS hated that word! It’s goal is to place blame on Meghan & make it look as if she’s the evil one who took Britain’s beloved prince away. It really is slander IMO— ChytownGirl (@ChytownGirl89) March 8, 2021
I’ve been saying this! He’s always been a rebel, like him momma. Notice how Meghan even caught all the blame for them leaving.— EternalWomen (@EternalWomenInc) March 8, 2021
The Sun coined the word 'Megxit' that has earned the wrath of Meghan fans across the world. In one of their stories, the site wrote: "And on January 9, after the Sussexes had confirmed their plans on Instagram without telling the Queen, we used the headline 'Megxit'. Modeled on Brexit — the term coined after Brits voted to leave the EU in 2016 — Megxit has now made Collins Dictionary's top 10 list of new words."