On Monday August 29, the American magazine The Cut published a truthful interview with Meghan Markle, which coincides with a far from trivial event. Indeed, this week also marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Lady Diana, who disappeared on August 31, 1997.
She’s back with a shocking new interview. This Monday, Meghan Markle made several revelations about the royal family in the pages of the American magazine The Cut. She recounts in particular the control that the Firm exercised over its image, its first months in the United States, or its brief return to Frogmore Cottage. The former actress also takes the opportunity to curry the British press and its readers, who have not been kind to her. She explains, among other things, that he “there is a structure that if you want to distribute photos of your child, as a member of the royal family, you must first give them to the Royal Rota (i.e. the pool of media accredited to follow the royal family)”. An agreement that was not to the taste of Meghan Markle. “Why would I give to the people who call my kids ‘N-word’ a photo of these before I can share it with those who love my children?“, exclaimed the wife of Prince Harry, who had already expressed in the past on the articles tinged with racism concerning her. In 2016 for example, a British media had titled one of its articles “Prince Harry’s girlfriend almost straight out of Compton” in reference to the song Straight outta Compton by the hip hop group NWA. Historically, the Compton district of Los Angeles has long been associated with gang violence. During her interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, Meghan Markle had moreover claimed that the racism of which she was the victim extended even within the walls of the royal family.As a reminder, she and her husband had declared that some members of the Firm would have worried about the color of their baby’s skin, while she was pregnant with Archie. Despite the tense climate, the former actress nevertheless assured in the pages of The Cut that the time was for forgiveness. “I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy not to forgive”she said before adding: “But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I really made an active effort, especially knowing that I could say anything.” Between her numerous interviews and the launch of her podcast, Archetypes, Meghan Markle is determined to release her word. In The Cut, she also announced that she was returning to Instagram, she who until now used the account of her company, Archewell, to express herself. However, the public could not help but notice that this media emancipation coincided with a historical event that affects the royal family.
Meghan Markle: why she chose this date for her interview
Indeed, this week also marks a tragic date as it is the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. Coincidence? “Some would say it was timed to coincide with the start of Meghan’s podcast. But it happened last week. Nope, the launch was scheduled the week Diana died“, explained sources to the magazine Radar Online before adding: “The deal Meghan’s team made with the media included that the interview was to air the week of August 29. Meghan was not given approval for the copy or photo, but was guaranteed the interview’s release date.“But then, what is the strategy behind this concordance? According to the experts interviewed by the magazine, Meghan Markle’s desire would not be to eclipse her mother-in-law but rather to pay tribute to her. “What better time for Meghan to talk about how she was treated by the Royal Family? The same family that was so cruel to Princess Diana“, explains a source before concluding”Meghan knows exactly what she’s doing. Not only did she schedule the interview to air this week, but she also worked with Spotify to ensure her podcast launched this month as well..”
Meghan Markle: “I feel different”
For Meghan Markle, her time in the royal family is long behind her. A finding that struck her as she returned to Frogmore Cottage, her former residence in the United Kingdom, to collect business, last June. “You come back and you open the drawers and you’re like, “Oh my God. That’s what I was writing in my diary there? And here are all my socks from that time“, she explains about her brief comeback which she describes as “surrealist“. Now freed from the control of the royal institution, Meghan Markle says she is changed. “I feel different”she explains to The Cut, “I feel clearer. It’s like I found my voice. I’ve had it for a long time, but now I’m able to use it“. A return to basics far from the famous Windsor mantra: “Never complain, never explain” (Never complain, never justify yourself). A policy that Prince Charles would like to apply, but not Prince William, according to Radar Online. In effect, father and son reportedly argue over how to respond to Meghan Markle accusations. While the first demands that everyone be silent, William, he would like to respond to the allegations of his sister-in-law. Once again, Meghan Markle can boast of having thrown a hell of a stone into the pond!