As millions of viewers tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s highly-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey last night, it seems that the Duchess of Sussex was patiently awaiting the world’s reaction — and even exchanging a few texts with Oprah herself.
Revealing some behind-the-scenes tidbits about her exclusive sit-down with the royal couple, Oprah appeared on a follow-up segment on CBS’ This Morning on Monday to discuss and share more about the shocking pre-recorded interview. Among the more interesting things that the media mogul mentioned was that Meghan had texted her on Sunday night while the interview was airing on the East Coast (via E! Online).
“I haven’t really spoken to them since the interview because we’re in different time zones,” Oprah said. “I got a text from Meghan yesterday saying, ‘How’s it going?’ Because she was putting Archie to bed waiting on the West Coast feed and had no idea what was happening on the East Coast.”
Oprah continued, “And I said, ‘I don’t either, from what I can tell it’s going well, I know it’s airing.’ So I will probably have a conversation with them later today.”
Meghan Markle got deeply truthful in her interview with Oprah
Needless to say, it’s quite understandable that Meghan texted Oprah asking about the world’s reaction to the interview — after all, she and Prince Harry revealed quite a bit of shocking bombshells in their deeply candid conversation with Oprah. In the two-hour special, Meghan and Harry opened up about their relationship with the royal family and their controversial decision to step back from their royal duties, with Meghan revealing a shocking and heart-wrenching truth: That at one point, life as a royal drove her to experience suicidal thoughts (via NBC News).
“I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, because I know how much loss he has suffered, but I knew that if I didn’t say it, then I would do it,” she revealed to Oprah. “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore. That was a very clear and real and frightening and constant thought” (via Marie Claire).
Ultimately, though, it seems as if the decision to step back as royals saved Meghan’s life, as the Duchess of Sussex revealed that she now felt stronger and more hopeful about her future (via Marie Claire).
“It takes so much courage to admit that you need help… to admit how dark of a place you’re in… I’m still standing… My hope for people in the takeaway from this is to know that there’s another side. And to know that life is worth living,” she said.
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