In the world of the crown, the form of staging has always been important. That hasn’t changed since Duchess Meghan, née Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry broke with British royalty. Now, 14 months later, both of them are sitting on white upholstered wicker armchairs in a friend’s garden, not far from their home in California.
Meghan and Harry recorded an interview there, which will be broadcast on the US television channel CBS on Sunday. The two tell Oprah Winfrey, the grande dame of the talk show, how they are and, more interestingly, how they fared. After everything that could be seen in advance in excerpts, one can assume that the excitement in the royal family is great.
It starts with the outfit. It has not escaped observers that Meghan is wearing a bracelet from Princess Diana. A black silk dress adorned with a white lotus flower, “a symbol of rebirth,” as the Times noted. So is Meghan interested in nothing less than a radical new beginning in her native USA, freed from the burden of the crown?
There are serious allegations against the Duchess from Great Britain. According to the Times, she is said to have bullied royal employees. Meghan’s lawyers called this a “dirt campaign”. It is no coincidence that these allegations were brought to the press shortly before Meghan and Harry wanted to talk about their experiences of the past few years.
Even if the clips published so far are taken out of context, it becomes clear that Meghan goes tough with the Royals: “I don’t understand how you can expect after all this time that we will still remain silent when the company has one plays an active role in perpetuating falsehoods about us. “
The Company. The term comes from Prince Philip, he means the royal family. Princess Diana also used it quite often, especially when she was not making flattering comments about the palace.
If you believe the Yellow Press, the palace doesn’t fit the timing of the interview at all: Now, of all times, when the 99-year-old Prince Philip was operated on, Meghan and Harry want to put the royal family in a bad light. But you can also see it this way: The interview should remind the British of what they have lost. The couple embodied a modern royal family. But the self-confident nonchalance with which Meghan won the hearts of many Britons, did not please everyone.
If it had been up to her and Harry, the two would continue to work as part-time royals. But the Queen did not allow that. It also forbade them to make money with the “Sussex Royal” brand. They do that now with film projects or this interview.
From California, Meghan can look back on a time in the kingdom when she experienced love, but also hurt. Again and again she was the victim of racist hostility. Meghan has a black mother and a white father. And so asked the Yellow Press, for example, how the Queen would find a non-white great-grandchild. Such attacks never stopped. Now Meghan wants to tell how it was for her back then in England.