Meghan Markle And Prince Harry's Oprah Interview: What We Learned So Far
Ever since the couples first public appearance in 2017, all eyes have been on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. From their shock romance, subsequent wedding and the birth of their son Archie––not to mention the bombshell announcement of the couple stepping back from the Royal Family––news on the pair has been almost endless, with the world eager to know every detail.
Now, for the first time, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have opened up like never before. In their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey the pair chatted everything from the sex of their new baby to secrets about their 2018 nuptials. Whether you caught every last juicy minute of the interview, or are yet to catch up, we're letting you know all the details that were revealed:
1/7 The baby's gender will be revealed in the interview
The ultimate gender reveal. Just minutes into the interview with Oprah, Meghan confirms that they will confirm whether they are having a boy or girl once Harry joins later.
2/7 Meghan and Harry are not being paid for the interview
Also confirmed early doors, Meghan quickly makes it clear that the pair are not being paid for the interview.
3/7 Meghan was "naive" about what it meant to become a Royal
Stating that the couple knew it "wasn’t our day" when referring to their 2018 wedding, Meghan also stated that she went into the marriage naively, not fully understanding what being a Princess would entail.
“There was no way to understand what the day to day was going to be like,” she says. “What does it mean to be a royal? What do you do?”.
4/7 Meghan practiced her courtseys ahead of meeting the Queen
Meghan reminisces that the first time she met the Queen was shortly after a church service, with Harry letting her know that she would be meeting his grandmother.
Meghan explains that she was excited, but surprised when Harry asked if she knew how to curtsey.
She states that she practiced very quickly, did “a very deep curtsey” and then “we just sat there and we chatted, and it was lovely and easy.”
Meghan also revealed that she hadn't Googled the royals prior to her relationship with Harry and her subsequent meeting of the family, saying “Thank God I didn’t know a lot about the family. Thank God I hadn’t researched, because I would have been so in my head about it.”
5/7 The pair actually married three days before the televised church service
The world was watching on May 19, 2018 when Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle––however, Meghan has revealed that they actually married three days before the royal wedding, just them and the priest. With Meghan adding: “Nobody knows this”.
6/7 Kate Middleton made Meghan cry ahead of the wedding
After the wedding, a story emerged in the British tabloids that Meghan had made Kate cry, however, Meghan sets the record straight, claiming that it in fact was the other way around.
The story was that Meghan had made Kate Middleton cry over Meghan’s strict flower girl demands.
“The reverse happened,” she states, with Oprah quickly probing––“When you say the reverse happened,” what actually happened, Oprah asks.
A few days before the wedding Kate was upset about flower girl dresses and “it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings,” says Meghan.
“It just did not make sense with everything going on with the wedding to not be supportive,” says Meghan. Meghan states she stopped this story from getting out at the time, but the press later picked uo on it.
She adds that she doesn’t tell that story “to be disparaging of Kate”.
7/7 The Queen gifted Meghan pearls
Shortly after claiming that she was "silenced" by the Royals, Meghan states that the Queen has always been wonderful to her, even gifting her with pearl earrings.
Oprah then asks whether Kate was supportive. “I think everyone welcomed me,” states Meghan.