“In her current phase of life, after the royals, there is no longer any reason for Meghan to hold back.” This is how the journalist Allison P. Davis describes her interview with Duchess Meghan (41), probably the most annoying family member for the British Royals.
In the magazine “The Cut”, the Duchess of Sussex spoke openly and quite confrontationally about her relationship with the royal family, with the British press, about how much her life changed after marrying Prince Harry (37) and she fought back her freedom Has.
The tricky thing about the conversation: It appears two days before the 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana (1961-1997), her husband’s mother and his brother Prince William (40). Blick summarized Duchess Meghan’s controversial statements.
Instagram is her path to freedom
“I’m going back … to Instagram” is, it seems, the biggest revelation that Meghan makes from her own point of view in the interview “with a devilish look in her eyes”. Following her and Harry’s engagement, the former actress had to shut down all of her public publishing platforms. Her lifestyle blog «The Tig» and her social media channels. “It was a big change, from such autonomy to a completely different life,” she says.
Meghan is still “irritated” when it comes to the British media
“There was a rule that pictures of the children first went to the Royal Rota before they could be posted.” The Royal Rota is a pool of British media houses. They should have published the pictures before Meghan. An absurdity for them, considering how broken the relationship between the major newspapers and Meghan was. With her first pregnancy, it was clear to the Duchess: “Why should I share a picture of this child with people who abuse my baby with the N-word before I show it to people who love it?” Meghan is still irritated when it comes to this topic. “If you can explain to me why that makes sense, then I’ll play the game.”
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Meghan and Harry “just wanted to get away” from England
At the end of 2019, the Duchess’ mental health was so fragile that she and her husband decided to take a six-week break in Canada. A decision that changed everything. In January 2020, the couple announced they were stepping back from their royal duties and emigrating to the United States. A decision that led to the ultimate break between the Susssexes and the rest of the royals.
Duchess Meghan explains in an interview that she and Harry were looking for a compromise, but it did not appeal to the prince’s family. They were willing to live in “any Commonwealth country”. Canada, New Zealand, South Africa. “Anywhere, just gone … I mean, with our very existence, we have disturbed the dynamic of this hierarchy,” says Meghan, throwing her hands up. “We said, ‘All right, no problem. let’s get out of here Let’s do it.’ In the hope that the whole fuss would stop then. »
The British press devastated her and Harry’s families
The newspaper “The Mail on Sunday” published Meghan’s private letters to her father, who she was very close to before her engagement, says the Duchess. In the documents she asks Thomas Markle (78) not to speak to the press anymore. Meghan sued the newspaper for invasion of privacy and won. The British royals are said to be very close to the major British dailies. Meghan explains that her and Harry’s actions against the media houses particularly destroyed Harry’s relationship with Prince Charles (78). “Harry told me, ‘I lost my father in the process.’ It didn’t have to end up the way it did for her, like it did for me. But that’s his decision, »says the Duchess, addressing the final break between her and her own father.
Meghan and Harry only saw the garden of their mansion before buying it
When it was clear that Meghan, Harry and son Archie (3) wanted to settle in California, the house search began. The villa in Montecito, in which the family now also lives with their daughter Lilibet (1), “repeatedly appeared in online searches,” says the Duchess, adding: “We didn’t have any jobs and it was too expensive. That’s why we didn’t want to watch it. It was like I used to when I walked past shop windows and knew for sure that I couldn’t afford the things I saw there.”
Still, Meghan and Harry decided to make an appointment. “When we looked at the outside area, Harry saw two palm trees that are close together and have grown together on the ground. He said, ‘My love, that’s us!'” After that, without seeing the inside of the house, the couple decided to buy the mansion for $14 million. Today, Meghan says, Archie walks past the palm trees every day and greets the trees: “Hi Momma. Hi Dad.” (grb)