Oprah was 'surprised' by Meghan and Harry's racism claims

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Oprah Winfrey has revealed she was 'surprised' Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "went all the way there" by revealing a senior royal had concerns over their son's skin colour.

During the explosive interview, Meghan relayed the shocking conversation that had been relayed to her by Harry.

Oprah Winfrey was shocked Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went 'all the way' with their racism claims during their explosive interview. Photo: CBS
Oprah Winfrey was shocked Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went 'all the way' with their racism claims during their explosive interview. Photo: CBS

"Was the concern he would be too brown?" a shocked Oprah asked.

"I wasn't able to follow up why, but if that's the assumption you're making it feels like a pretty safe one," Meghan responded.

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Elsewhere in the interview, Meghan shared how her mental health was suffering while living in the UK and how she even felt suicidal while pregnant with Archie.

Harry also revealed he had barely spoken with his father Prince Charles or brother Prince William, adding that they were "trapped" and didn't even realise it.

During the interview Meghan claimed Harry had a conversation with a senior royal who had concerns over their son's skin colour. Photo: CBS
During the interview Meghan claimed Harry had a conversation with a senior royal who had concerns over their son's skin colour. Photo: CBS

Oprah has opened up about the interview now almost two months since it aired on Nancy O'Dell's TalkShopLive show.

"I had no idea that it would have the reverberating impact that it has had and continues to have. I did a lot of preparation for that.

"Our shared intention was the truth. They wanted to be able to tell their story and tell it in such a way that allowed them to be as truthful as possible."

Oprah added that she was "surprised" Harry and Meghan were so open with her.

Speaking of the racism allegations, Oprah said, "What? You’re going there? You’re going all the way there."

She added that Harry and Meghan texted her before the interview aired on CBS, so they could "align their goal" and understand that the "shared intention was the truth".

Kate Middleton's uncle 'livid' over interview

It comes after Kate Middleton's uncle called Meghan and Harry "muppets", saying their interview with Oprah made him "livid".

Gary Goldsmith, the younger brother of Kate's mother Carole, told the Daily Mail he didn't "believe a word" of the tell-all interview and said there was no need for the couple to "betray" the Royal Family.

Kate Middleton's uncle called Meghan and Harry
Kate Middleton's uncle called Meghan and Harry "muppets", saying their interview with Oprah made him "livid". Photo: Getty

During the interview, Meghan alleged that Kate had made her cry over a small detail about bridesmaids dresses before her wedding.

Gary has defended Kate, saying, "There is no way the Kate I know would do that."

"I just don't believe a word of it."

"The Palace refused her help when her mental health was suffering? I don't buy it. Harry is patron of a mental health charity."

Harry recently reunited with his brother, father and the Queen as they attended Prince Philip's funeral. It was Harry's first time back in the UK since he and Meghan left in early 2020.

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