Michelle Obama Discusses Meghan & Harry's Tell-All as She Shares Her Hopes for the Royal Family

Afouda Bamidele
Mar 17, 2021
12:50 A.M.
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama shared her reaction to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey and her hopes for the royal family amid the controversy.

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More than a week after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey aired, former first lady Michelle Obama is sharing her opinion about the bombshells dropped the couple.

Obama made an appearance on the" Today" show where she discussed with host Jenna Bush Hager. During their conversation about her life in the White House, Hager asked Michelle what she thought about the interview.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited a local farming family, the Woodleys, on October 17, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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The mother-of-two explained that she resonated with Meghan and Harry, describing the challenges that often come with public service and how people find it hard to understand. She then touched on the claims of racism by the couple, saying

"Race isn't a new construct in this world for people of color, and so it wasn't a complete surprise to hear her feelings and to have them articulated."

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The former first lady noted that she felt sympathetic and shared her desire for the royal family amid the controversy. Obama revealed that she was hopeful for forgiveness and healing because they are, first and foremost, a family.

The Sussexes shared several shocking revelations during their sit-down with Winfrey.

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She urged that the issues should be used as a teachable moment for many as they try to find a way to move on from it. In a previous interview with Access Hollywood, Mrs. Obama weighed in on the CBS Special.

The 57-year-old reiterated her desire for the family to work through the issues with forgiveness and achieve healing. The "Becoming" author prayed for clarity and love, noting that nothing was as important as family.

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Obama is the latest of notable personalities to weigh in on the bombshell interview. Music legend Beyoncé released a statement on her website, thanking the Duchess of Sussex for her courage and inspiration.

Actor Hugh Jackman applauded the couple, thanking Meghan for being brave about her mental health struggles while in the royal family. He then urged his followers to be conscious of their mental health.

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Actress Janina Gavankar admitted that she felt relieved watching the interview and was thankful that the couple finally had the chance to tell their truth. Serena Williams supported Meghan, noting that Meghan taught her compassion.

The Sussexes shared several shocking revelations during their sit-down with Winfrey. The couple disclosed that a senior member of the royal family was concerned and had conversations about how dark Archie's skin color might be.

The Duchess of Sussex confessed that she

felt suicidal during her pregnancy

with Archie and cleared the air about her rift with sister-in-law Kate Middleton.

Meghan

shared that it was Kate who made her cry.

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