Key Questions Answered in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Tell-All with Oprah
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with media icon Oprah Winfrey left more questions in their fans' hearts than answers. Here are some answers to the most asked questions from the interview.
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat down to grant an interview with Oprah Winfrey, they left fans with a puzzle to solve from the revelations they made in the bombshell interview.
The duke and duchess of Sussex made some alarming remarks about the royal family and their frustrating experience as senior members of the family. Here are some answers to questions from their interview.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images
DID THE ROYAL FAMILY COMMENT?
According to a spokesperson from Oprah's production company, Harpo, Oprah did not reach out to the royal family for their side of the story. The interview was solely between Harry and Meghan.
DID OPRAH PAY?
According to reports, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not receive any payment for sitting with Oprah in their tell-all interview.
One of the first things the media mogul clarified during the interview was that the couple was not getting a penny, which Meghan affirmed.
WHO ARE THE SENIOR ROYALS?
Following the Duke and Duchess's exit from the royal family, Queen Elizabeth, her four children, and their spouses, Prince William, and Kate Middleton, are the royal family's senior members.
HOW DO ROYALS GET SECURITY?
Prince Harry and his wife revealed that the royal family had told them that they would not be getting royal protection for leaving the royal family.
According to the former head of royal protection, Dai Davies, if you leave the firm, you lose the perks. Which means leaving the royal family means leaving the benefits that come with it.
The security package comes with being an active member of the royal family with public duties. The royal family's security is funded by taxpayers. The Metropolitan Police, alongside the British government, decide who should get protection.
WHERE IS THE PALACE HR OFFICE?
London's Clarence House, which is attached to St. James's Palace (Prince Charles's office), received complaints about Meghan's alleged bullying of staffers and is said to be looking at how the case is being handled. The house is believed to be the HR office of the palace.
ARE WILLIAMS and CHARLES TRAPPED?
Sources close to the rotal family admitted that the duo occasionally gets uncomfortable with the demands of royal life but understand that they have to do what it takes to keep it running.
Following Prince Harry's interview, sources close to Prince William noted that the prince does not feel trapped and is fully committed to life as a senior member of the royal family.
THE ROYAL FAMILY'S REPUTATION
This would not be the first time the royal family faces a scandal, although this would be the first time they are negatively in the spotlight since Princess Diana's death.
Reports suggest that the centuries-long royal family would survive the scandal, but it is not clear if they would retain their prestige as a unifying body.
Prince Harry and Meghan's claim of racism will prove a difficult challenge for the Queen, who is the head of the Commonwealth. Only time can tell!