When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s watershed interview with Oprah Winfrey was first announced, the whole world erupted. Headlines blared, Twitter trolls seethed - it was bedlam. The interview more than delivered, with shocking revelations from the pair concerning everything from an unwillingness from royal HR to support Meghan’s mental health concerns, to racist remarks from an unnamed senior royal about the colour of Archie’s skin. As the self-appointed chairwoman of the Meghan fan club, I always have and always will be rooting for her and Prince Harry. But with the Oprah interview out of the way, it’s time to move on.
Marrying into the royal family has been tough for Meghan; she’s been criticised for everything from what colour she paints her nails to how often she rubs her pregnancy bump. In all classic fairytales, the prince and princess eventually escape the monster and ride off into the sunset. They did that. We cheered. But then they came back to treat the monster to another round.
Now that they’ve had their say, they shouldn’t feel the need to keep explaining themselves.
I will defend Meghan and Harry until I’m blue in the face, but they are a well-connected, very wealthy couple, with an array of opportunities ahead of them. Now that the Oprah interview is out the door, the ultimate mic-drop would be for them to turn their back on the situation once and for all and leave the Royal Family to deal with the fallout.