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What were Meghan Markle and Harry's demands? Couple had four conditions for broadcasters of bombshell interview

An Australian network has paid $400,000 to secure the rights to air the interview with Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey interviewing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Getty Images)
Oprah Winfrey interviewing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly had a list of four non-negotiable conditions for their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey ahead of its launch. The couple broke their silence in a hugely-anticipated interview aired on March 7 on CBS, discussing a wide range of topics from claims of "racism" in the Royal Family to the sensational "Megxit" saga that caused a rift between Prince Charles and Prince Harry.

According to a report by The Australian, Network 10 offered a rumored $400,000 in a bidding war to secure the rights to air the bombshell interview in Australia and got to know of the conditions.


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The report said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex laid down guidelines for broadcasters around the world, one of them being to run the interview in full and not "edit" in any way. Secondly, broadcasters were not allowed to plug a series of ads for the special. Thirdly, Network 10 and other channels airing the interview are not allowed to edit even the synopsis that is being provided for program guides. And finally, the fourth rule stated broadcasters are only allowed to use approved still images supplied to promote the program.

Meghan MArkle, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II (Getty Images)

Meghan revealed during the special that she "couldn't be left alone" and that she told her husband she "didn't want to be alive anymore." She also claimed that her pleas for help were ignored by the Buckingham Palace HR department because she wasn't a "paid employee."

Meghan dropped yet another bomb when she claimed that a relative of Harry was concerned about "how dark" their unborn child would be. According to her, Archie's mixed-race heritage was a "problem" for the family, but she wouldn't name the person as it would be "too damaging" for them. Harry also said he didn't feel "comfortable" discussing the subject when asked to identify the culprit. Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she considered committing suicide thinking it "was better for everyone."

"I knew that if I didn't say it, that I would do it. I just didn't want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought," she continued. "I remember how [Harry] just cradled me. I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. I said that 'I've never felt this way before, and I need to go somewhere. And I was told that I couldn't, that it wouldn't be good for the institution.'"

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex tend to their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019, in Cape Town, South Africa (Getty Images)

After confiding in her husband, Meghan was forced to attend a charity event at the Royal Albert Hall in January 2019. She told Oprah that photos from that evening still "haunt me." Meghan said she later reached out to one ofl Princess Diana's best friends after being snubbed by the palace. "When I joined that family, that was the last time I saw my passport, my driving license, my keys — all of that gets turned over," Meghan said. She later claimed Harry had "saved my life" by agreeing to move to Los Angeles.