Your morning briefing: What you should know for Monday, March 8

Samantha Herbert
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From Meghan’s suicidal thoughts to accusations the royal family was racist and the full extent of Harry’s fractured relationship with his father the Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s televised interview with Oprah Winfrey unleashed a dramatic set of bombshell revelations.

Meghan Markle revealed she ‘didn’t want to be alive anymore’ at the darkest moments.

She also claimed there were “conversations” about her son Archie’s skin tone, discussed her relationship with the Duchess of Cambridge and how she and Prince Harry secretly wed three days before the formal ceremony in May 2018.

For UK viewers, the interview will air tonight on ITV at 9pm.

Read and watch all the key moments here.‘Testing times’: Queen delivers Commonwealth message ahead of Oprah interview

Meanwhile, on the eve of the Oprah interview, senior royals, including Prince Charles and Prince William, put on a united front by appearing alongside the monarch on a television special on Sunday to mark Commonwealth Day.

The Queen, who is the head of the Commonwealth, spoke of “a year like no other” as she commended frontline for the “courage and commitment” during the pandemic.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, former Commonwealth Youth Ambassadors, were not asked to take part. Boris Johnson urges Iran to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘permanently’ after ankle tag is removed

The British-Iranian dual national, 42, was jailed in 2016 over allegations of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government, which she strongly denies.

Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s ankle tag has been removed and her house arrest has come to an end, however it is unclear if she can leave the country because of a new court case next Sunday.

The Prime Minister said on Twitter: “Pleased to see the removal of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s ankle tag, but her continued confinement remains totally unacceptable.

Teenager, 18, stabbed to death in south-east London as detectives launch murder investigation

A murder investigation is underway after the death of an 18-year-old in south-east London.

Police were called at 5.34pm on March 6 following reports of a fight in Edington Road, Abbey Wood.

When officers and London Ambulance Service arrived at the scene, they found an 18-year-old man with a stab injury to his chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say his next of kin have been informed and are “being supported by specialist officers”.

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