Prince Harry told his wife Meghan Markle that he “lost” his father as a byproduct of their bitter move from the British royal family.
Meghan made the stunning statement in a lengthy interview with New York magazines the cut that was published on Monday.
Asked by interviewer Allison P. Davis about her relationship with her own estranged father, Meghan tells Davis, “Harry said to me, ‘I lost my father in this process.’ It doesn’t have to be the same for them as it is for me, but that’s his decision.”
In the interview, Meghan also goes all-in to criticize the racism of the British media, saying: “Why should I give the very people who call my children the N-word a picture of my child before I can share it with the people? who loves my child?… Tell me how that makes sense and I’ll play that game.’
In the piece, which Meghan gave to promote her new podcast Archetypes, the Duchess also reveals that she plans to return to social media, saying, “I’ll be back…on Instagram.”
Much of the interview was conducted at the royal family’s home in Montecito, California, which, Meghan says, they initially decided not to consider because they couldn’t afford it. That changed when they signed a reported $25 million Spotify deal and a reported $100 million Netflix deal.
She says one of the things that attracted her home to two giant palm trees on the lawn, saying, “One of the first things my husband saw when we walked through the house were those two palm trees… Look how they connected at the bottom? He says, “My love, it’s us.” And now every day when Archie passes by us, he says, “Hello, Mom. Hello, Dad.” ”
Harry makes a few walk-on appearances in the interview, at one point talking about the need to fix the plumbing in the house.
In another part, Davis visits their “shared home office” and Harry says, “Most of the people I know and a lot of my family can’t work and live together.”
Davis writes that Harry “spoken” family with a vocal eye roll.”
She adds that the couple denies doing a “reality show,” but then quotes Meghan as saying, “The part of my life that I haven’t been able to share, that people haven’t been able to see, is our love story.”
When asked if what “they are currently filming is a documentary about their love story,” Meghan replies: “What’s so funny is that I try not to hold back… I don’t read the press. So I don’t know what it has been confirmed… When the media has shaped the story around you, it is very nice to be able to tell your own story.”
When asked if Harry “feels isolated” because he is far from his family, Meghan replies: “Well, look, we’re both building a community… I didn’t have any friends here.”
She adds of herself and Harry: “We are like salt and pepper. We always move together.”
The interview also follows future contributors to the Archetypes podcast and says the “labels” that will be explored are: Old Maid, Dragon Lady, Bimbo, Crazy, Angry Black Woman, and Bitch. Guests include Constance Wu, Issa Rae, Lisa Ling, Margaret Cho and Ziwe.
Meghan also discusses returning to their former home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, earlier this summer during the Queen’s anniversary festivities, saying, “You go back and you open drawers and you’re like, Oh my God. Is this what I wrote there in my diary? And here are all my socks from this time?”
She says of her time as a royal: “I was an actress. My whole job was ‘Tell me where to stand. Tell me what to say. Tell me how to say it. Tell me what to wear, and I will do it.’ And I’ll show up early, and I’ll probably bake something for the crew.”
The interviewer writes: “According to her own analysis, her problems stemmed from the fact that she was an American, not necessarily a black American, she explains. Her desire to ask lots of questions and never get involved in something she couldn’t quite get her hands on seemed to violate an unspoken social norm.”
In part of the interview, Davis goes on a school trip with Meghan.
She writes: “At a traffic light, she reaches into the trunk and takes out a brand new black backpack and gives it to her security service to give to a man with no home on the corner. They teach Archie that some people live in big houses, some in small ones, and some are in between houses. They made kits to pass out with water and peanut butter crackers and granola bars. “I ate one!” Archie contributes.”
When asked if “there is room for forgiveness between her and her royal in-laws and her own family,” Meghan replied: “I think forgiveness is very important. It takes a lot more energy not to forgive. But it takes a lot of effort to I’ve really tried my best, especially knowing I can say anything I’ve got a lot to say until I don’t do it again Do you like that Sometimes, as they say, the silent part is still part out of the song.”