Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Reportedly Confirm What We Suspected All Along

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's infamous March interview with Oprah Winfrey is still making waves. The two made some serious bombshell claims while sitting down with the legendary talk show host, including the shocking claims one member of the royal family — who remains unnamed — made a racially insensitive comment about the color of their son Archie's skin before he was born.

Meghan also candidly opened up about experiencing suicidal thoughts while a senior member of the royal family. She claimed she shared the thoughts she was having with what she described as the "institution," meaning the senior officials that take care of royal family. Meghan told Winfrey that she told them she needed to go somewhere to get help for her mental health issues, but claimed they encouraged her not to as "it wouldn't be good for the institution."

In response, Buckingham Palace issued a statement on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II which read (via USA Today): "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately." It ended by noting that "Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."

Well, what Harry and Meghan supposedly thought of the royal family's response has been revealed.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly don't think the royals took 'full ownership' of their issues

Though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don't appear to have spoken publicly about the royal family's response to their Oprah Winfrey interview, sources have revealed what royal watchers have suspected ever since the queen responded publicly — they aren't happy.

People shared an excerpt from the reissued version of the Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand book, "Finding Freedom," in which it's claimed by a friend of the couple that Harry and Meghan didn't appreciate the wording in Kensington Palace's statement. "The queen's 'recollections may vary' comment did not go unnoticed by the couple, who, a close source said, were 'not surprised' that full ownership was not taken," the book claims (via Daily Mail). "'Months later and little accountability has been taken,' a pal of Meghan added. 'How can you move forward with that?'"

It's been thought for a while by royal watchers that the two weren't thrilled with the queen's response, as the couple have continued to share not exactly the nicest things about their time as senior royals since.

During a May appearance on Dax Shephard's "Armchair Expert" podcast, Harry suggested his dad, Prince Charles, had "suffered" because of the way the queen and Prince Philip had brought him up, which he claimed was passed down to him. He added he wanted to "break the cycle" of "pain," which it's thought was likely pretty upsetting for the queen to hear.

Finding Freedom's latest revelations could prove to be the 'final straw' for Prince Harry and the royal family

When it was confirmed Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's royal bombshell book, "Finding Freedom" would be getting new chapters, it was reported that the updated content could prove to be the "final straw" for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relationship with the royal family. With their relationship already very much strained, royal expert Duncan Larcombe claimed to Britain's Closer in May, "If more negative information comes out about the royals, or in-depth details of any personal conversations between Harry and his family after [Prince Philip's] funeral are revealed, that really will be the final straw."

He added that anything too negative would likely "be it" and "there will be no chance of a reconciliation ever and all trust will be broken." Larcombe continued, "How could anyone from the royal family trust them again if the intimate details of conversations were leaked? Why would they want anything more to do with them? Those chapters will be extremely telling as to the state of the royal rift as it stands now, and to where it'll head in the future."

As royal watchers will already know, Meghan confirmed in November 2020 court documents that she gave permission to a friend to speak about her life to the authors because she wanted to ensure "the true position" about her dad, Thomas Markle was "communicated to the authors to prevent any further misrepresentation" (via Vanity Fair).

Royal experts think the queen will have found Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's public comments 'deplorable'

Aside from the statement retort to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II has mainly stayed quiet in public about her grandson and granddaughter-in-law. However, royal experts have speculated about how she probably feels regarding the two repeatedly speaking out.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams claimed to Daily Star in June that he believes the queen "will have found the way the Sussexes have handled things... deplorable." He added that the monarch likely took Harry and Meghan's outspokenness personally, noting, "She has realised how unhappy they were, but speaking out in the way they have is a totally different thing," while calling the two's multiple comments about their time as senior royals "very damaging."

It's been no secret that the royals were particularly perturbed by the couple's interview with Winfrey. While they usually stay quieter about personal matters, tensions were so high that Harry's brother Prince William made the unusual move to speak out to the press shortly after the interview aired in March. During an appearance in London alongside his wife, Kate Middleton, William was asked by a reporter (via BBC), "Is the royal family a racist family, sir?" He hit back, "We're very much not a racist family" before adding that he hadn't yet spoken to Harry but he "will do."

It seems like the drama between Harry and his family is still far from over.

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