The Meghan Markle and Oprah Interview

Everybody and their brother is talking about The Interview between Oprah, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry that aired last weekend.

Seriously, the entire world is talking about it.

I only watched it about an hour ago, frankly because I don’t really care about “The Royals.” I know they have a bit of a cult following here in the United States, but frankly, I’m just ambivalent to it.

But after hearing the outcry of opinions on this “bombshell interview” between Meghan and Oprah…and seeing Piers Morgan literally get fired for speaking his mind on the matter, I broke down and watched the hour and a half interview.

And allow me to just start out by saying, that Oprah is one heck of an interviewer. There is a reason why she is the best in the biz. She asks the laser pointed questions that the audience really wants to know. She reacts with the candidness that we, too feel in the moment. There’s a reason she’s a billionaire: she’s damn good at her job.

I think the headline every one is walking away from the interview with is, “Can you believe the royals are so racist? Is it true?

Which is exactly the reason why I didn’t want to write this article tonight.

To be honest, I feel as though I don’t really have any right to speak on this issue. I’m not a person of color. I’m certainly not a royal. And I don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors.

If everything that Meghan described is true, then that’s terrible, and I feel so incredibly sorry that she had to go through the bullying and despair, and character assassination and ostracization she faced within her own family. And if it truly was race-based, as she painted it to be, that’s simply inexcusable. And I pray that those harboring such gross hatred have a change of heart.

So, on those aforementioned topics, I feel I don’t have a position to speak from. Nor, frankly, does my opinion matter on any of this, let’s be honest.

But there were a few things that really struck me about the interview. And that was the overwhelming feeling of sadness I felt watching it. Sadness in seeing, truly, the dissolution of a family.

There is nothing more tragic, in my mind than seeing a rift in a family. It is not how God intended it.

No matter what side of the story is true, the fact is, this interview – and perhaps the alleged behavior leading up to it – has solidified a division in the family, that will take years to mend, if at all possible.

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Col 3:13

Watching this interview, in my mind, the commandment “Honor your father and mother” kept playing over and over again in my head.

Yes, I understand that they are hurt, and Meghan feels like she was silenced, and if the allegations of racism are true, then rightfully so. But the solution is not doing a slanderous “tell all” with the most famous talk show host in the entire world.

Prince Harry completely threw his family under the bus, and he allowed his wife to do the same.

Romans 12:17-21 If someone does wrong to you, do not pay him back by doing wrong to him. Try to do what everyone thinks is right. Do your best to live in peace with everyone. My friends, do not try to punish others when they wrong you, but wait for God to punish them with his anger.

Matthew 18:15 If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.

I was just almost in disbelief that this conversation – this exposé – was happening on a global stage. It felt like a dialogue that should have been had between Harry, Meghan, and the family members themselves.

Coming from someone who also, nearly drove a rift in my family, due to my anorexia, I can say, there is nothing more important than family, and to protect that beautiful bond at all cost. I am so grateful for the forgiveness I received from my loved ones after hurting them so deeply through the deception and destruction from my eating disorder.

My family is something I will never, ever, take for granted.

And lastly, I just couldn’t shake the feeling that this was just so off putting.

Prince Harry is talking about being trapped, being financially cut off and being left with “only” the 25 million dollars left to him by Princess Diana. Meghan is talking about all the “hardships” of being a princess and having to learn how to curtsey and cross her legs….they’re sitting in this breathtakingly beautiful estate terrace as multi-millionaire royals, talking to a billionaire celebrity, meanwhile, the rest of the country is grappling with the effects of the global pandemic and struggling just to put food on the table.

The people watching this interview are holding off buying groceries until their $1400 stimulus check arrives in the mail, while they’re complaining about royal titles and how hard it is to have to travel the world and smile and be public figures, shaking hands for a living.

It just felt so incredibly inconsiderate and self-seeking.

I thought to myself, what was the motivation for this interview? They weren’t getting paid. Sure, Prince Harry and Oprah are coming out with a mental health app soon, so I guess there’s a marketing ploy there. But, what was the actual purpose?

I understand Meghan’s need to “use her voice,” and set the tabloids straight. But in my eyes, this conversation did nothing but point a big ol’ finger at the monarchy, calling them racist, in an attempt to color people’s thinking about them, if not “cancel” them all together.

Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind”  Proverbs 11:29.

And maybe I’m naive to think that people just simply cannot harbor racist thoughts. In my mind, it is inconceivable that a person could think in such a hateful way. But I guess people do, and that just my naïveté, and I should feel so blessed to have grown up in a home and a community free from such toxicity.

Walking away from the interview, I’m going to just pray that this terrible rift in their family heals, and that both sides can come together in love and respect to address their differences and hurts, and that hearts can transform to see Christ in one another, and love them as such.

“You need to want to be saved.

That was how Meghan Markle ended the interview, referring to how she and Harry left England to live a life outside of the royal family. And it’s ironic, because, as with the free will God so generously blessed us with, you need to want reconciliation, too.

It is a choice. It is a choice to forgive. It is a choice to seek forgiveness. Both of which, take an incredible amount of humility and love.

And so I pray that everyone in that family undergo a spirit transformation of just that.

“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5
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178 thoughts on “The Meghan Markle and Oprah Interview

  1. I find her to be disingenuous and not who portrays herself to be. No. I didn’t watch and don’t plan to. Listening to two rich people complain about their lives is so off putting. I think she’s a total diva and fake. I would rather that be true than what’s accused. It seems like a smear job. But you never know. They went public to sway people. It should have been kept private as you said.

    1. Thanks Derek for sharing your thoughts on the interview! Yeah I definitely understand Not wanting to tune in!! Hugs and love xox

    2. So white people really not acknowledging how the Royal family has always been racist. Please don’t sugar coat All blood is not family. Why would they keep this situation private when the UK tabloids, media outlets and etc. have been bashing them publicly?

    3. Just say that you don’t want racism outted and go on. The Royal family been racist for centuries y’all know that y’all just wanna act oblivious.

  2. I haven’t nor will I be watching the interview. My comment and/or response is the same I tell people during personal conflicts, “There are three sides to every story: yours, mine, and the truth. All three participants of the interview have shamed themselves as that was not and is not the forum for that conversation. All that is left now is prayer for all and self-reflection and communication for all parties involved. However, thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone with your insight. Hugs and Love.

    1. Thanks friend – you are absolutely 100% right – three sides to every story!! And amen – prayers for all!! Hugs and love xox

  3. Well done! I love your approach to this topic, and your focus on one of the most heartbreaking elements of it all. An element so many have missed.

    1. Thank you so much Jenn! I appreciate your support. You’re right – everyone is so quick to jump to the drama or the gossip, when we’re dealing with the break up of a family. It’s incredibly sad. Hugs and love xox

  4. Agreed. It’s gross that these wealthy privileged people are complaining about trivial stuff when so many are suffering. I feel the same about the rest of the celebs and their “problems.” Good post 💜

    1. Thanks Paula. I agree – there’s so much suffering right now with the pandemic. The timing was just terrible. Hugs and love xox

  5. They didn’t get paid but Oprah made bank. 7 to 9 million evidently. I wonder what Harry and meg get out of this. The mental health app like u said, raise their profile? I agree it’s hard to sympathize with a multimillionaire princess. I kept thinking “She’s a pretty pretty princess. But she’s sadddd. Ohh boo hoo” lol

    1. Oprah made baaaaaank, that is for sure! Oh wow – what a number. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Yeah it was quite a bit out of touch. Hugs and love xox

  6. This is an excellent analysis of the issues, at least as I see them. You nailed it. I usually read your posts, and do not always agree with you, but that is ok, I am sure. Your insight on this situation and those involved is the best that I have seen or heard. In all due respect, I would prefer that profanity not be used. It is your post and you can do that, but it is offensive to me, especially from a Christian writer. I am not questioning your Christianity, just asking that you consider taking the high road and not use profanity as so many do. You are better than that. Thank you for your insight and dedication to making the world a better place.

    1. Thank you so much Patti. I appreciate your words of encouragement, and I’m glad it resonated with you. My apologies for the profanity. I will try to keep those words out of my vocabulary going forward! I appreciate the feedback! So glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

    1. Thanks so much Rebecca for sharing your thoughts on this. Yeah, definitely no need to watch the full thing. Maybe just the highlights if you’re curious! But yeah – a sad display of humanity all the way around. Hugs and love xox

      1. I guess the thought of them complaining about only having 25 million while living in a mansion, touched a bit of a tender nerve. I’ve never really followed the royals, but I also don’t follow celebrities for the same reason. Much love and hugs…

  7. I have not watched the interview, and I don’t plan to. The snippets I have seen upset my stomach. Yes, there are rules to the monarchy that don’t exist in a normal marriage, but those rules come with privileges not afforded to every citizen either. They cannot expect to be financially taken care of, if they are not going to work within the system. They both said none of the animosity was caused by the queen, therefore maybe they should have gone to her for advice and mediation. Harry has already lost his mother. Now his father is not speaking to him. Why create a situation that encourages that. It just makes me sad

    1. Thanks Kristie, yeah the sound bites were pretty upsetting. I agree – it makes me really sad too. So glad you stopped by. Hugs and love xox

    1. Oh gosh thank you Katie, I appreciate your support! Gosh I am so touched and humbled by your generous words. Yes! Reconciliation is such a gift! Praying with you! Hugs and love xox

  8. I agree with you. And well done for saying it. It is also incredibly sad that the Queen has to pick up the pieces yet again, while her 97 year-old husband is in hospital. She very wisely said this is a private matter and will be dealt with as such…ie. not via the tabloids or another exposé. Why the couple couldn’t have sought private mediation is beyond me. I feel incredibly sad about it, but also upset by the way our news here in the UK has been engulfed by it, when very serious matters require coverage. I couldn’t bear to watch the interview.

    1. Thank you friend, I’m glad you felt the same! I know – it is a lot to put her through! And i agree, it should have always been private! Hugs and love xox

  9. Your gracious response to my earlier comments are so appreciated. You are a class act. While you did not need to apologize, the fact that you did says so much about your character. Thank you. I tweeted that your post needs to be read, and did that before I had read your reply to me. One interesting note. In an earlier career as a hospital executive, (in the mid to late 1980’s) I was instrumental (along with the mother of a daughter with anorexia) in starting an Eating Disorders support group, which I also staffed. So my heart is with you on the issues related to eating disorders. You are helping a lot of people with these issues, as well as other issues. My prayers are with you personally and professionally.

    1. Absolutely, thank you again. And wow!! That is such a gift you gave those who attended! Finding resources and support for ED recovery has been so important. What a awesome thing you did! And gosh, thank you for your kind words and prayers. It truly means a lot. Hugs and love xox

  10. I didn’t watch the interview – I have no interest in Royal anything. I appreciate the points you made about these things being discussed within the family and hoping for healing. I think that is very important. I don’t know what the Prince said, but I do support him supporting his wife. I’m divorced now. When I had been married for 8 years, my inlaws pulled my husband aside and gave him a list of everything I had done wrong since we married. Not only did he not stand up for me, but he was mad at me later at home. I always felt betrayed. And in case you’re wondering, I did really bad things like not write to them often enough and not get up and make them a fancy breakfast every morning before I went to work – when they visited.

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this! Oh my gosh – I am so sorry that you went through that. Gosh – you definitely deserve someone to defend you and your character and I’m sorry that he didn’t do that for you. Oh gosh! Thanks for sharing your story. Hugs and love xox

  11. Haven’t seen it yet. I probably won’t watch it. The Royals need to get real jobs. They need to understand the burden of leadership that being a monarch entails. George VI bore the burden of World War Two with his British and the Empire subjects.

    1. Thanks David, yeah definitely not missing much with the interview! I agree – there is such value in work. It is good for the Soul! Hugs and love xox

  12. Just to correct something Piers Morgan wasn’t fired. He and ITV decided to terminate their contract together. ITV’s view was probably something like their presenter on a flagship programme cannot say that someone else didn’t feel suicidal when they are running a massive campaign about talking about your mental health.

    There are way many reasons why he should have been let go at the end of his contract. But for him to say that was stepping way over the line.

    I also haven’t seen a lot of the interview as I am not interested in them,

    1. Oh really! Thank you for the correction! I appreciate it. Yeah, it was definitely an over step. So glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

      1. He also stormed off set when someone stood up to him. But I wouldn’t be surprised to find he had a job lined up and this was a massive set up to get out of his contract with ITV.

        I have only seem snippets of the interview, but I would say that Meghan was unprepared for the royal family. However, I have no doubt that she experiences racism, not only in that family (google Prince Phillip) but in our press. That would have a massive knock on her mental health.

        Its very easy to say about this £20 million quid, but I can imagine with their mansion and security, plus having to pay the tax payer back for frogmore, its starting to feel the pinch.

        Someone can think of $10 as a fortune, while their neighbour can think of $10 as pocket change

  13. I did it; I watched it 🙂 Largely because they are everywhere, and I was curious what they would have to say and how that might differ from tabloid headlines. I think it’s a great question: what was their purpose? It went beyond addressing tabloids. I grew up with a narc mother, so I understand the desire to ‘set the record straight’, how difficult it can be to let lies sit out there about you, while internally you’re screaming, “I’m a good person!” So I can understand wanting to finally have your say against the tabloids. Oprah showed many of those UK tabloid headlines and they were beyond ugly and vicious. I would want to speak out against those, or speak out on my spouse’s behalf. A couple of the headlines were overtly racist, using ‘chimp’ and ‘monkey face’. Perhaps the Royal Family could’ve seen fit to speak out against those?

    I did search for fact checks after the interview. Archie isn’t entitled to be called a ‘prince’ until Prince Charles ascends to king. It was reckless for Meghan to speak out of confusion and for Harry to let that sit. It was easy to leave the interview thinking the palace made a change to strip Archie of his birthright title based on his skin color, and that’s unfair to the family, given that he’s not entitle to be ‘prince’ right now.

    None of us will ever know what went on behind closed doors, but it does seem Meghan was woefully unprepared for royal life. She also comes across as a bit immature and tone deaf. I can have empathy for Harry having been born into a life of duty, and understand the desire for a life of freedom. I can have empathy for a lonely, suicidal Markle, unprepared for that life. What we didn’t hear was her attempts to support Harry. Her story was one of victimhood from the beginning. Some parts of her interview seemed contrived; at one point she talked about her rescued chickens and threw in there: “I like rescuing.” Towards the end she told the story of watching The Little Mermaid and how Ariel married a prince and lost her voice, but at the end ‘she got her voice back’. I think Markle can’t help but dramatize her life and see her life in stories. I think she wanted that Little Mermaid comparison out there. But she’s not a young 20-something, naive to the world. She’s almost 40, but I don’t see an ability to self-reflect or have introspection.

    My final thought is this: when I got married, I viewed part of my responsibility as enhancing and supporting my husband’s relationships with his friends and family. When I’ve felt treated unfairly by an in-law, I’ve talked it over with him privately, and together we’ve come up with a game plan. I dare say his relationships are better than before we married. I don’t see that same view with Markle, and it’s sad for Harry. Hopefully the two of them will find what they’re looking for with their new freedom, and find the way to live a life of purpose, rather than one of victimhood.

    1. Hi PJ, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. Yes – what was the purpose? That’s so true – the title point has nothing to do with Archie but rather, prince Charles. And it’s true, none of us will ever truly know what goes on behind closed doors. I love your final reflection. Private dialogue is absolutely the way to go! I agree – I hope so too! Hugs and love xox

  14. As always, I couldn’t agree more with your observations. A scripture I thought existed and remembered hearing came to mind when I heard how she (they) took offense to someone saying they wondered what color the baby would be.
    Instead of the scripture I sought I found this appropriate quote of Brigham Young instead. In any case he said,

    “He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool.”

    ― Brigham Young

    We have all at sometime said things thoughtlessly, but in today’s climate everyone seems to be in a hurry to become offended when no offense was even intended and that’s such a sad state of affairs. I had a friend many years ago who taught me to come back to someone who has said something hurtful and ask them if that was intended. Most of the time, it is not meant as we understood or interpreted. If it was intended, you have called them on it and nothing more need be done. So much could be healed and forgiven with clarity as you so aptly pointed out. As always in Christ’s love.

    1. Thank you so much Jo! I’m so glad this piece resonated with you! Oh wow – what a powerful quote – so fitting! And so true. I pray for that healing for them! Hugs and love xox

  15. My personal family and our extended family are an international family. My husband is Canadian whose ancestry goes back to Russia and Germany through his mother and Denmark through his father. Our immediate family includes Native American, Southeast Asian, Indian and African American. Our extended family ads Chinese and Indonesian. Even though I have a right to talk about race, I don’t plan to. If the ones who are offended will just go back to their mansions, quit licking their imaginary wounds, and make something of themselves!

    It is every Christian American’s obligation to take care of the orphans and the widows indeed. James 1:27 “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”

    1. Thank you Beth for sharing your heart on this. Wow it sounds like you have a beautiful family! So cool! And amen – that is absolutely our obligation! Praying for them. Hugs and love xox

  16. I didn’t watch it, I felt like it was a family issue and it was the wrong place. And the timing was bad, with Harry’s Grandfather being so ill. I’m surprised Oprah didn’t hold off until that settled. I believe one day Harry will regret this and maybe Archie will one day frown upon it.

    1. Thank you Alice for sharing your heart on that. I absolutely wholeheartedly agree. A family issue. And true – with his grandfather’s health, it was terribly timed – revealing selfish ambitions. True. Hugs and love xox

  17. To me, the whole purpose was to weaponize the interview to discredit or diminish the royal family’s standing in the eye of the world, and it likely succeeded. Suppose all the accusations are true, how sad and disheartening for that family and especially the child. However, one can not help but assume there was some embellishment in play; it should never have been made public but handled within the family setting. Besides, they already relocated to California, made a fresh start in life, and indeed, finances are not a concern. So what’s the point of going public other than to take a jab, inflict further harm, to pour salt in an open wound? That’s how it appeared in many respects. You mentioned that “Honor your father and mother” came to mind, and I would add the Bible also says, “a man shall leave his father and mother and cling to his wife.” So, if the accusations are factual, then Prince Harry did well to remove his wife and child from such an environment, but to go public was, as you say, repaying wrong by doing wrong, and the interview was wrong on many levels.

    1. Thank you Darryl for sharing your thoughts on this. You’re right – I am afraid that was the intended purpose. And that’s another great scripture. Such a complicated issue, since no one knows what goes on behind closed doors. Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

  18. I think the turning point was the loss of security protection for the family. They spent considerable time on the vulnerability and sense of abandonment. It shocked them.

    1. That’s a great point. Shocked me too. Thanks Gerry for sharing your thoughts. Hugs and love xox

  19. Number one, taking Meghan’s word for it that there’s an unnamed racist member of the royal family isn’t the smart choice. Considering her mixed messages about caring for people vs. conducting an uncaring interview, her credibility is dubious at best. As you asked, what’s in it for them? Whatever it is, they don’t mind the cost at others’ expense.

    Considering how much they’re complaining despite their well-off circumstances, I’m reminded of a line from Robing Williams – “That’s like someone with leprosy telling someone with acne, ‘You look real bad!’” Not an entirely matched quote, but that’s where my brain went…

    And my compliments of the very rich use of Bible passages!

    Finally, I just finished binge-watching House of Cards. One character in the last episode made the point that if someone’s problem is drugs, the answer is family. Education? Family. Poverty? Family.

    I trust all is well with you and yours. Have a great weekend. Love & hugs…

    1. Hi Jeff! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. You bring up some really great points. Absolutely – they didn’t care the repercussions on others that their interview would have. Oh my gosh – what a quote!. Certainly fitting here! I’ve never seen that show but I am all on board with that sentiment! Family is the be all end all!! So glad you stopped by! Hope your week is off to a great start! Hugs and love to you and your girls! Xox

  20. Some of us don’t have the luxury of parents that love us unconditionally. My father abused me emotionally and physically, and my older brother followed in his abusive footsteps. So “honor thy father” wasn’t an option for me unless I became a martyr and a doormat to his abuses. My mother did her best to counteract his abuses, but she was also subject to his untender mercies. I honor her immensely to this day, even though now she’s a broken shell from her experiences. She was a very religious woman, and brought me up Christian as well. But her faith was unable to fully shield her from years of mistreatment by men who were supposed to love her (first her own father, then her first husband – my father – then her second husband).

    Because my father chose to shatter our family with his malice, I’ve spent my life retaining what fragments I could of my blood family, and went on to also forge friendships that became surrogate family. So, just remember, some of us have the choice/ability of honoring our families forcibly ripped away from us, by those very same family members we want to honor. I wanted so much to have a father and brother that didn’t abuse me and others. But I, like many others, had the sacredness of family destroyed by our own family members, from within.

    1. Thank you for sharing your story Anthony. I’m so sorry that you had to endure that. Gosh my heart breaks hearing what you went through. I am inspired by your strength and courage. Hugs and love xox

  21. Well, if racism has never been your experience it is easy to analyze things separate from that understanding. However, if nothing else, Harry and Megan had their security removed even though Harry is still an immediate member of the Royal family. That smacks a bit vindictive, especially with a young child. Yet Prince Andrew associated and partook with a pedophilic human trafficker and all is right with his world, still.🤔

    1. You offer a great point here. The lack of security is a terrible thing. And the cost, expense-wise, it is a drop in the ocean of their family’s wealth. It is terrible. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and love xox

  22. I’ve never understood the fascination with the royals either. We fought a war in the 1770s so we wouldn’t have to care about the royals. 😛

    When I was a senior in high school, there was this girl at school who was one of the so-called popular girls. I knew her by name and face, because everyone did, but I had never talked to her, we had never had any classes together, nothing like that. One day she just started talking to me. She didn’t introduce herself or tell me why she was talking to me, it was like we were longtime friends. At the end of the year she wrote something really sweet in the back of my yearbook. I always wondered if she liked me. But I was too chicken to do anything about it, and she abruptly moved away after graduation, and we lost touch. Thirteen years later, she was one of the first high school friends to find me in the Facebook era (she was married by then, and has since divorced and remarried). She’s obsessed with the royals… and the Obamas… I sure dodged a bullet.

    I didn’t watch the interview. From what you say, I agree that it sounded elitist and out of touch. It reminds me of a lot of what I hear from politicians here… which, sadly, means we’ve gotten a bit away from our historical ideals of a government of, by, and for the people.

    1. Thanks Greg for sharing your thoughts on this, and for sharing that story. High school is an interesting time, isn’t it? Yeah elitist and out of touch, but sad if there’s validity to her accusations. Hugs and love xox

  23. I definitely enjoyed the approach you took to this Hot topic. Thank you for speaking on truths about family and reconciliation. I pray whomever read this blog will find reconciliation within themselves and then their family.

    1. Thank you so much Kristy! I appreciate you taking the time to read it. And yes! Joining you in that prayer! Hugs and love xox

  24. Well done! I chose not to watch the interview but have seen quite a bit in the media. As for this racist remark it was made before Megan and Harry were even married and now the whole Royal Family have been labelled racists. Let him or her who has never said something they regret cast the first stone I say.

    1. Thank you Veronica! Yeah, it’s been hard to miss online or on the tv. And Yes – I am with you there. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and love xox

  25. Wow interesting post, I am English, I did not realise that they did not get paid for the interview. If it is all truth I think it is good that they talked about what has happened to them.
    I think being cut off they need to look at how they will make a living and let’s face it, life is a lot more expensive for them.
    I think they are better off in the US, they have said their bit, now the press should leave them alone and they should get on with their lives.
    Harry lost his mother because of the press, psychologically I think he is probably in a better place and he needed to say what he wanted to. He will be always tarnished the black sheep but that is life.
    It makes me see that even the royal family can have family problems too.
    And meghan, if she needs to talk, if she has psychological problems if she needs help, let her talk. I am sure they did not decide to do the interview on a whim. Good on her, I hope that they can be a happy family and they can be free from the UK press. And that pierce Morgan, just an arrogant idiot, why should they not talk and say what they have on their mind. Free speech even if it hurts. Good riddance to a pillock, I am sure he will still make money elsewhere.
    Anyways, great post, phil

    1. Thanks so much! What an interesting perspective. Yeah, that’s a great point – Harry’s relationship with the press has definitely a different weight to it. I agree. Thanks again Phil. Hugs and love xox

  26. I bitterly disagree with you. This isn’t a conversation that we should inject ourselves into. It shouldn’t be on blogs, in media, social or otherwise.
    Plus Piers Morgan did it to himself. The time where we as women need to put up with his mysogynist vitriol is past.

    1. I politely disagree with you. A private conversation does not lend itself to outside opinions. They turned what should have been a private conversation public. We were invited to have an opinion.

      1. It shouldn’t have become public, and by injecting ourselves into it we are normalising this action becoming more and more public. Celebrity is a disease IMO

    2. Hi Friend. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. And that’s a great point – no one – especially the media – should be privy to this deeply personal, family matter. As for Piers Morgan, I’ve never heard home speak for a minute of my life. But if he’s really a misogynist, then I guess it’s high time he’s off the air. Hugs and love xox

  27. The Royal monarchy is racist and Buckingham palace is another Plantation and its time for this embarrassing reality of life of calling people royalty to end, only stuck up racist folks are hating on Meghan and Harry, ask somebody Black like myself about how that family and how they built there wealth off Slavery and its facts. Folks who don’t know better ask somebody, they are Racist and have White Privilege and flaunt it in the world’s face

    1. Yes, the whole concept of royalty is an obsolete holdover from humanity’s earlier and even more misguided days. It’s based on antiquated ideas of “divine right” and “royal blood” that most definitely have racist implications, among other toxic ideas about humanity. It is an artificial hierarchy that was foisted upon people, based on the arbitrary decisions of those who happened to take power through physical and mental domination of others.

      Also, to broaden on my comment above about the pitfalls of blindly honoring abusive parents, I bet Prince Charles was the one making the racist remarks. Again, a father figure shouldn’t get Biblical blanket protection if he’s a racist jerk and a bully. My dad is the same way, and I refuse to give him a pass because “God said so in the Bible.” Where was God when my father was abusing me and other members of my family? My father never set foot in church, but at least once he actually quoted the Bible verse about honoring your mother and father. You know who else can quote scripture to serve his ends? The Devil. Satan tried to use scripture to tempt and manipulate Jesus, and Jesus refused to fall into that trap. I refuse as well.

      1. Appreciate you and there have been folks on WordPress that were afraid to speak the truth as you are,and I appreciate everything you said and I myself know about a family member manipulating scripture and being misleading,thank you for everything you said,peace and right on

    2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this Max. I can feel your passion through your words! Hugs and love xox

      1. Its always downplayed and racism is the pandemic within white privilege which is the pandemic that no cure is ever going to be found for,

  28. A thought provoking post! My thoughts are that, in the first instance, such an interview is not how you heal, nor address your grievances at the same time.

    Did we need such an interview? I don’t believe so. I confess I haven’t seen it, however, I have read excerpts from a range of sources.

    The Queen has been gracious in her response to the interview. The door is well and truly open, which is something I believe made possible regarding the sadness around the “handling” of Diana previously. William’s response to questions on the matter was swift and off the cuff, defending in essence the Royal Family – such a swift response was not expected.

    Understanding Royals is a complex business. Understanding the relationships between siblings, even more so. History well and truly attests to that..

    In a way, we are seeing two distinct worlds emerging: one where William holds court and along with Catherine performs many great works, and one where Harry holds court and along with Meaghan performs many great works. In essence, from an outcomes point of view, the process doesn’t matter as long as you deliver. Do we need to choose sides? No, we don’t, but that is what we may be asked to buy into.

    With all such things, natural justice is the order of the day. The court of “popular opinion” tends to ignore it.

    1. Thank you so much Sean for sharing your thoughts on this. I agree – healing comes through a genuine effort to listen to one another with open hearts in an attempt to right wrongs, heal wounds, reconcile, and move forward in a new, cooperative and respectful way. Such a complex situation. So glad you stopped by. Hugs and love xox

  29. People often write about what they don’t know. I am a black woman who has lived in the UK for 26 years and truly you don’t understand anything about what Meghan expressed. I didn’t watch it by the way….but yes the whole world is writing about it like they know. We live in a world where it is ok for “some” people to live and speak their truth freely…..and this is what is so wrong about the world and your post. By the way….Piers resigned because the watchdog received over 41,000 complaints about this man and his personal vendetta against Meghan because she stopped talking to him. Racism is real here and in the USA and frankly so many of us have had enough pretending that it doesn’t and hasn’t affected us. What future do my children/family have when we live in a world consumed with hate and opinions. Meghan is also a human being and deserves to speak her truth. Your readers and their comments are just the examples of how vile this world is. The only people who love this are people who just never ever want to see black people win and believe that that time of systems and racism and inequality must END

    1. Thank you Becky for sharing this powerful perspective. Your words are inspiring. And I fully agree – those terrible things must absolutely End and be rooted out completely. Thanks for this awesome insight. Hugs and love xox

  30. You write very well. Well done. I think you have tackled this controversial topic well, too. I agree with almost everything you say and had a similar reaction – how dishonouring this was, ‘airing his dirty linen’ so publicly. The response from the royal family was concise, gracious and affirming. Do check it out if you haven’t seen it yet. Again, well done on your latest blog

    1. Thank you so much Andy for your words of encouragement. As evidenced in the comments, this was a very tough and controversial topic so I appreciate your support. Hugs and love xox

  31. Excellent post. “But the solution is not doing a slanderous “tell all” with the most famous talk show host in the entire world. ” Liked this point, so true.

    It hard to know their reason for doing this interview but there was a reason, and to learn that Harry and Oprah are releasing an app…lol

    Im not bothered either way but to do this interview in the midst of a globally pandemic was bad taste in my opinion.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about this. You’re right – not during a global pandemic especially! Hugs and love xox

    1. Thank you so much Amy for your words of support. They truly mean a lot. I hope your week is off to a great start! Hugs and love xox

  32. Until we hear “the other side of the story” we won’t know the truth. I’m with you, though. Trashing your family is one thing, doing it in public quite another.

    1. You’re right about that Rollie. There are always different versions of the truth! And I agree – on the global public stage?!! Hugs and love xox

  33. First, Senya is a fantastic artist and has captured your “spirit’ in the beautiful portrait that now graces your blog.
    Like you, I have not paid any attention at all to the “royals” since Princess Diana tragically died, and with her a whole legacy of dignity and elegance.
    Besides your New Testament references for exercising mercy to those who offend us (and there are many more), Jewish Scriptures and tradition also call on the wiser to bear insults. Maimonides, the 12th century Hebrew scholar of Gamaliel’s caliber said, “The just person teaches himself not to become angry, even over something about which it is proper to be angry . . . The way of the just is to be insulted but not to insult; to hear oneself reviled and not to reply; to act out of love and rejoice in afflictions.” (Chapter 2, Laws Concerning Character Traits).
    Unlike you, even with YOUR coverage of the interview, I still have no interest in seeing their “dirty laundry.” Tomorrow’s blog will address the idiocy of Daylight Saving Time and the double idiocy of making it year-round as has now been proposed by a congressman. 😒
    AND beautiful family pics!!
    Keep the faith and keep up your good work!
    love and prayers for you and Steven,
    c.a.

    1. Thank you so much!! She really is an incredible artist! Thank you – I’ll pass that along! And thanks CA for sharing your thoughts on this – we must always strive to act out of love. That was what I felt was missing from their interview. Praying for the healing of their family! Thanks again 🙂 Hugs and love xox

  34. I don’t know what happened behind closed doors. I don’t know what happened or what didn’t happen. All I know is that I saw Megan’s face when they brought up how his skin colour was discussed, I saw how she tried to compose her face. That is something that broke her heart. You could just tell. Now, I’m a mama, and a person can do anything to me and I won’t really be broken by it. I’ll bounce back, BUT if you come after my child- then all bets are off. I don’t care who you are or what you are, if anyone attacks my child, that is where I’m vulnerable, that is my heart, my core. Even though I know people are saying they are attention seeking or whatever and Harry threw his family under the bus, wouldn’t you also be ready to go head to head with anyone who spoke something so disgusting about your child? Or people who didn’t do a damn thing when your wife was ripped to shreds by the media? I’m not saying it was right what Harry and Megan did, but I can understand. I wouldn’t be the bigger person in this instance. I wouldn’t want to have my family’s back when I’ve seen how they treated my own little family.

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. You’re so right – no one knows what goes on behind closed doors. And you’re right – that mama bear instinct comes out. It was coming out in me hearing her describe her side of the story! It is a tough situation and I just pray for healing for that family. Hugs and love xox

  35. I love your heart for them! It is so good to read at least one person commenting on this subject who cut through the social/political points to the heart of the issue. This is a group of people who are hurting regardless of their status. Any family with a rift like this is suffering and in need of the supernatural healing and forgiveness of the Holy Spirit.

    1. thank you so much! i really appreciate your support. i agree – praying for the family’s healing and reconciliation! Hugs and love xox

  36. Couldn’t agree with you more Caralyn. Frankly I don’t get this obsession that people have to know all the details of what happens in the lives of any celebrity, leave alone the Royals.
    I’m not a Royal. I am a brown man, but not a person of color; a keen point many seem to remind me when I don’t agree with their political views.
    However, I have experienced my own share of racism and frankly you don’t see me depressed or quick to blame and judge an entire race or family based on the actions of select few.

    Even the news of Piers Morgan getting fired for criticizing the interview is frankly as absurd as the recent cancellation of a beloved cartoon skunk.
    I did not watch the interview myself, but Piers did say that Meghan’s stories had a few holes and contradictions.
    Piers was also quick to point out that the press and British public loved Meghan. They couldn’t say enough good things about her – right up until the announcement that they would be leaving the Royal family and giving up their titles.

    I think one of the biggest issues that Piers has with all of this is, when describing Meghan’s issues with the Royal family, Harry is quick to compare her to his mother, Princess Diana. Piers was a very close personal friend of Diana. So clearly Piers doesn’t want to see the memory of his friend being dragged through all of this.

    Since I don’t know Meghan, Harry, nor do I follow the exploits of the Royal family, so I cannot say too much. However I am surprised that Harry would just sit by and let Meghan talk like that. I guess we all can see who really wears the pants in that family.

    I have many British friends and they all loved Meghan. But soon after the wedding, I saw them go from “I love Meghan. She is perfect for Harry” to “OMG!! She is a nightmare.”
    The common consensus is that Meghan is pretty much an attention seeker. She wanted the spotlight to be on her all the time.
    Some believe that Meghan was jealous of the public’s adoration of Kate Middleton. Meghan forgot that the public loved her too and would have adored her the same way, if she behaved the way a princess should.

    So as many see it right now, this interview was just another classic Meghan induced publicity stunt to keep her in the public eye and she took the easiest route to claim victim-hood – racism.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and your experience. i’m so sorry to hear that you’ve had to endure your own episodes of racism. gosh that just breaks my heart. that is such a powerful and wise mindset – that it is the actions – albeit terrible, inexcusable and plain disgusting – of a few, and not the feelings of the whole. you are inspiring. praying for the family’s reconcilitaion. Hugs and love xox

      1. Thank you Caralyn for your kind words. I live in country where people can be racist towards you as they please and there is nothing that you can do about it. I’ve also learned that it would be pointless for me to hold grudges, hate, etc. I can say things, but frankly, nothing is going to change and like I said, such acts are only conducted by a minor few. Why should I choose to hold grudges and be bitter about it. Rather than being bitter, I get better.

        This is what I don’t get about the whole cancel culture. Looking at what Western society is practically preaching every single moment of our lives now, is we must blame and eradicate the white man from existence because he is the racist that causes all the problems in the world. Ridiculous and worst of all, anyone who disagrees with this is treated equally with contempt.

        With the recent attacks on Asians, it infuriates me how the media can focus only on the attacks committed by White people and ignore the rest; especially when the vast majority are committed by Black people.
        It just goes against my first two personal rules.
        Rule 1 – Treat all people equally regardless of race, economic status, etc.
        Rule 2 – Always remember Rule 1.

        I just believe that if we are going to punish racists, then let us punish all of them…

  37. It’s a rupture. I read it as Harry saying, I’m not going to let happen to my wife what my father let happen to my mother. In that respect I found it quite inspiring, but certainly quite a thing for Charles to swallow.
    Both coming from very broken homes, I wish them luck with their new family – but I fear they’ve jumped out of the frying pan of the Royal Family into the the fire of Celebrity Reality TV.

    1. We can all agree that Charles did fail Diana. His infidelity certainly made things worse. As much as I admire Harry for taking the stand as he has, however he is making a clear error in comparing his wife to his mother. Many who knew Diana, fans and close friends alike, will certainly agree that Meghan is nowhere comparable to her and is really more of an attention seeker than anything else.
      Despite the issues that she faced with the royal family, Diana always went to lengths to keep her family life, private; which is clearly the opposite of what Meghan is doing.

    2. Thank for sharing your thoughts on this. I agree, I am praying for them and for the healing of the family. Hugs and love xox

  38. I’m amused when so many are interested in the lives of other families who have no real relevance to their own existence.

    The clash of cultures was clear from the start, one side of the family raised for Royal duties and Harry trying to find meaning and purpose to his life.

    He had tried the army, tried royalty and then found someone special to him. Protocol and culture don’t mix and when you have a young woman who has had to be feisty to get on in life, her relationships show that the clash is inevitable.

    The British public are concerned at the cost of the Royal Family but whilst the Queen is alive there is little chance of reform. Harry is not in direct line to the throne, he is a prince of nowhere by birth – a title that means less than nothing, duty and responsibility that he shouldn’t be asked to bear.

    Are the Royal’s racist? It is doubtful because of their lifestyle choices – is the institution of Royalty and the protocol racist undoubtedly. Sadly we fail to see the people behind the role.

    The same applies with Presidents, Politicians and those in authority. Humans fail, we are frail, we will disappoint others. Oprah is a good interviewer, it made good television, does it really matter in the grand scheme of things, Royalty was broken many years ago – the only Royalty that counts is God’s Son as the King of his Kingdom, let the humans with their frailties have their moment in the spotlight but this too will pass.

    1. Thank you got sharing your thoughts on this. Humans do fail, that is absolutely right. And amen- Jesus is the royalty that counts. Hugs and love xox

  39. I had the similar thoughts while watching it : this is sad and shouldn’t be broadcast on a global stage. Honestly, it made me realize how fortunate I was growing up in a loving family. Hopefully they will make up someday.

    1. Thanks Jennifer. You’re so right, it was sad to watch what should have been a private conversation. Me too. Hugs and love xox

  40. I’m not a royalist and will be happy when my country becomes a republic. I’m also not a racist and count loads of friends in many nationalities who I value immensely. It these two wanted to break away from the confines of royalty I totally support that. But you can’t break away and expect all the trimmings of royalty when you break away. I was incensed by the media coverage of Megan in the UK. Very hurtful! But it seems like she wants that media coverage by doing all these interviews. Harry needs to get a job and support his family and make a clean break for everyone’s sake. I hope the media interest in them dies soon as I certainly find it all useless news.

    1. It is clearly plain and obvious that Meghan does seek the attention of the media; and that IS the problem. It was always the problem. Friends who are avid followers of the Royals went from, “I love Meghan” to “OMG, what a nightmare!!” about 6 months after.

      Its safe to say that the media’s interest in these two will never die.. Not as long as Meghan has anything to say about it.

    2. Thank Ian for sharing your thoughts on this. That’s a great point, they broke away, yet still expected the privileges that come with being part of the team. Me too, praying! Hugs and love xox

  41. One of many reasons why a man named George Washington refused to be a king, and, instead, with a few great men, established a nation of the people for the people by the people where the government is held accountable by the governed.

    1. That is so true JB. There are so many issues with a monarchy, as we are seeing play Out. Thanks hot stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  42. My dear, you have put words to my own musings, since watching the interview. The feeling of sadness, the sorrow for lack of encouragement/provision for mental health, family rifts, but also the public nature of sharing their ‘truth’ … recognizing that all in the family also have their own ‘truth’ … they just may not choose to do so in a public manner. I too pray that reconciliation might be found for them, not so much a ‘royals’ but as family members.
    Thanks for sharing your wise reflections.
    Carole

    1. Hi Carole! Oh good! I’m so glad this resonated with you!! Yes – it was that sadness. Praying with you! Hugs and love xox

  43. You never fail to amaze me always especially with popular issues like this, Caralyn.
    I never followed the royals nor saw that interview but you hit it right on the spot — it was purely entertainment at the expense of a family and persons ripped apart by many differences and sad realities that also exist among many of us that we try to fix and mend. And most of all, pray to get better in God’s grace and time.
    Thank you for bringing out another perspective nobody wants to see nor hear.
    God bless you more, Caralyn!

    1. Aw thank you so much! Gosh, what a kind thing to say. I agree – such sadness in seeing the break down of a family. Big time prayers for their healing and reconciliation. Amen! Thank you for this wonderful reflection. God bless!!

  44. Beautifully stated. I agree with you. I feel like this is a family matter and should have been handled within the family. If they weren’t royals and millionaires I can see yen equivalent being someone trashing their family on Facebook, it just comes off tasteless and tacky.

    1. Thank you so much friend. Yes – within the family! I agree! Praying for them! Hugs and love xox

  45. If her accusations are true, it is a terrible thing. I did find it hard, however, to sympathize with her when she said she was not allowed to go out for several months. Well, we all were in that same boat. But we were not living in a palace with servants to wait on us and every need met by someone. Somehow could not feel sorry for her on that score.

    1. I so agree. The timing with the pandemic made this especially difficult to swallow. Hugs and love xox

  46. Bravo!!! You said so well what so many have felt in our “catching-up” on this overly discussed topic! My own thoughts: Bottom line….what’s more important? Being right? Or being Christlike? Jesus remained silent. Out of love, He remained silent for the salvation of others. Whenever our words will hurt another we do best, by God, not to utter them. God knows the truth & THAT is what should matter….not setting the record straight. I think your blog post & the scriptures you used depict this well. Hugs to you for doing so!

    1. Thank you Dawn, this interview was so sad to watch, because it was the falling apart of a family, and that is just so tragic. you’re absolutely right – that is what should matter. thank you for your support!

  47. I agree with this and with you saying “what was the purpose of the interview”. However, regardless of the context of some of the accusations, there’s two sides to all stories and I do believe that Meghan and Harry came across as very sincere, whether their feelings match up with the rest of the family, they have perceived the situation in this way and their lived experiences are completely valid. It’s heartbreaking that it has come to this, and I hope that the two of them and the rest of the royal family are able to talk about it all respectfully, and understand how the other side feels so that they can find a resolution.

    1. thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this. you bring up a lot of great points – there are always three sides to every story, and regardless, their lived experience is valid. very true. praying that this family can reconcile. Hugs and love xox

  48. I appreciate your honesty and opinion. However, much like your blog where you speak your truth, people have the right to speak their truth under the forum that they decide. The rift between his family may have been there before. Who are we to know? But I can tell you that I’ve noticed a shift in the media the moment Harry and Megan got together. It all seemed very much like race bating to me. Also, I don’t believe that God calls us to forsake our own self and our own truth for the sake of optics and withholding some kingdom on this earth. The problem is, this situation will never be healed if they (the entire family) are not willing to admit that some of their actions came off a racist or prejudice. I understand all your points made about family but I think that is the issue with the church and body of Christ in general–we are too willing to sweep things under the rug for optics, or for what we think looks good. But above all else God calls us to love and to exude truth. Nowhere in that interview did I feel she disobeyed God. She may have disobeyed the royal family but that isn’t a sin. This overall is right up there with the Americana Christianity that most of the world adopted where they try to align politics with God’s word.

    1. thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. i definitely agree with you that God calls us to love and exude truth. That is a fundamental foundation for our faith!! so glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

  49. I share your assessment of this situation, and find your comments carry the weight of truth. The world becomes a sadder place with every piece of negativity we feed into the mix. Family relationships get devalued with each passing day. Thanks for taking the time to speak out.

    1. thank you so much Jorge! I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on this. you’re right about that. family should be the central value of our culture! Hugs and love xox

  50. I hate to see any family feeling torn apart no matter the reason. I suspect Prince Harry still deals with (or maybe not) the tragic way his mother died and the way the Royal Family dealt with his mom leading up to and after her death. I’m sure he’s feeling a bit out of the Royal loop with William and Kate having more than a few babies.
    I believe Mr. Morgan quit his job. Having worked as an on-air meteorologist for nearly 20 years, I would think that when you walk off a set while live you’re sending a very strong signal that you’ve terminated your employment IMHO.
    Anyway, the best to Harry, Meghan, William, and Kate. They are real people after all and deserve our compassion.

    1. Hi Chris and Carol, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this. I agree – it is so sad to see a family torn apart like that. prayers for them!! Hugs and love xox

  51. Haven’t been here in awhile… didn’t read all of the previous comments but hopefully somewhere among them is the hope, the belief this under-the-microscope marriage will endure. It’s hard to see evidence of true love in a short interview like this (not to mention with the stigma of royalty and celebrity) but at the end of the day, all I hope for is their genuine happiness together and their ability to live as a family without the distractions of their “former” lives. They left the Palace with this intention; I just hope it’s sincere.

    1. awww, you are too sweet! thank you so much!, i appreciate your support! Hugs and love xox

  52. I love how you look at this from a Christian perspective. Whatever wrongs have been done, a “tell-all” interview is not the way Jesus would have us treat others, when He said very specifically (as you quoted in Matthew 18) to go to our brothers/sisters first in private. And thanks so very much for reading and “liking” my blogs…you’re a sweetheart and precious daughter of Christ!

  53. celebrity, royal or not. We are all human end of the day. I love how you speak about this from a Christian perspective. however, when you grow in a a family where there is hypocrisy (as Christians) I believe you may end up growing into an adult with too much hurt and pain and not know how to deal with it and probably lost your faith in God almighty. I feel for Prince Harry. We have no idea what trauma he may been going through and still goes through and what lies he may have been fed with as a child. And then growing up and discovering he was lied to. So, though he put his family under the bus, he has the right to speak the truth and not pretend that all was dandy and pretty as a royal. I understand that we as Christians are to love and forgive. But a damage caused to a child by the adults will take a long while to heal. This is just my opinion. Not everyone is blessed with a loving and understanding family. We have all various challenges. What is important is to be empathetic. This is something I have learnt during the year of Covid. But I am glad you have put your perspective in a very beautiful way. I respect that. Xx

    1. You’re right – we are all human at the end of the day. And so true – we only see what’s presented to us. Thank you for sharing this powerful perspective. I definitely respect it too!! Hugs and love xox

      1. hugs Katie 🙂 you have also come a long way and I love your honesty and humility to be able to come out with what you have been through. We all have demons and battles. Some are courageous to come out into the open about it. Others are not. but we can’t judge either. Its the motive that matters. If it encourages another, then it’s all good. Keep smiling. Xx

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