Can Meghan Markle topple monarchy? Royal institution should be relieved she didn't name anyone, says friend
Meghan Markle allegedly told people close to her that she has 'absolutely no regrets' about what was said during the interview, calling it 'cathartic'
In the aftermath of Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, the ‘Suits’ actor has come under fire from people across the world. But one of her friends says that she has no regrets about speaking up about her experiences. In fact, she is allegedly confident that she could have done more damage to the reputation of the British royal family.
An insider with close ties to Meghan Markle spoke with Daily Mail and said, “[Meghan] said she has absolutely no regrets about what was said during the interview and that speaking with Oprah was both cathartic and transformative — the best decision she ever made, other than marrying Harry.”
The source added, “Meghan said the Royal institution should be relieved that she didn't name names or go into even more details of what went on behind closed doors. She said she stands by her truth and that ultimately everyone involved wins because it's now all out in the open and from there the healing can begin.”
In her interview, Meghan spoke about alleged racism around her son Archie and him not receiving the prince's title. She: "They didn't want him to be a prince or princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol, and [said] that he wasn't going to receive security.”
“In those months when I was pregnant ... we have in tandem the conversation of, you won't be given security, not gonna be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born,” she added.
She also spoke about her mental health and having suicidal thoughts. "I just didn't want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought. And I remember how [Harry] just cradled me,” she said in the interview, adding that she said she went to senior people in the institution to ask for help.
"I went to the institution and I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help ... And I was told that I couldn't, that it wouldn't be good for the institution… I remember this conversation like it was yesterday, because they said, my heart goes out to you because I see how bad it is, but there's nothing we can do to protect you because you're not a paid employee of the institution,” she said in the interview. Markle also criticized the royal family's lack of empathy by pointing out that, "this wasn't a choice. This was emails and begging for help, saying very specifically I am concerned for my mental welfare."
The source further said, “Meghan said waiting to share her story with the entire world seemed like an eternity and that she couldn't be happier with the end result. Meghan said in order to preserve her well-being, especially now that she's pregnant, she will not expose herself to any toxic news stemming from the interview. She said she's moved on, but is open to communicating with anyone from the royal family who wants to engage in a constructive conversation.”
“Meghan credits her mom and Princess Diana for giving them [her and Harry] the strength and courage to come forward and tell it like it is. She said it was especially nerve-wracking for Harry to show his vulnerability, and that she's incredibly proud of him. She added title or no title, Harry will always be her prince,” the source added.