What Prince Harry Really Knew About The Impact Of His Interview With Oprah

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired back on March 7 caused a rift within the royal family, and has been making headlines for weeks. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made quite a few bombshell claims during that interview, including one that suggested that there was concern over their son's skin tone, according to CNN, and another in which Harry said that his brother, Prince William, and his father, Prince Charles, are "trapped" by The Firm, according to Entertainment Tonight. "They don't get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that," Harry said. The couple also shared that Meghan struggled with depression and contemplated suicide while she was pregnant with Archie, according to The Wrap.

Things have been tense since Harry and Meghan decided to speak out about their experiences living under the monarchy's rule. And while many people found the interview to be eye-opening and shocking — like Oprah herself, according to Entertainment Tonight – others slammed the duke and duchess for their seemingly candid and cavalier discussion about the royal family. And, of course, there are people, like journalist Piers Morgan, who believes that the former senior royals were lying, according to the Independent. Harry and Meghan wanted to speak their truth, but was there more to it? Did Harry know the impact that this interview would have? Read on to find out what a royal expert had to say.

Prince Harry may have intentionally tried to rock the boat, royal expert claims

Royal scribe Ingrid Seward made some interesting claims in an interview with Page Six that was published on May 6. She told the outlet that Prince Harry "knew what he was doing" when it came to his interview with Oprah Winfrey. "I can swear to you that, and he wanted to rock that boat. Quite why, I don't understand, but he did want to. And then he did, and I don't think he's surprised by the repercussions or that he regrets it for a moment," she added.

Interestingly, other royal experts have different takes on Harry's choice to sit-down with Oprah and air out some dirty laundry. In fact, royal insider Duncan Larcombe told Closer that Harry was feeling "numb" upon his return to the U.S. after attending Prince Philip's funeral in mid-April. "Coming home has reminded him of everything he's sacrificed in recent years – and of the recent damage done," Larcombe told the outlet. 

While there are multiple opinions about the interview, Harry has not expressed how he feels after speaking out. He seems focused on the future, and he doesn't seem to be looking back based on how he has carried on with business as usual since returning to The States.