The Oprah interview that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took part in was self-serving, believes Brendan O'Neill of Spiked Online. Their comments, which will shake the Monarchy's reputation to its core, served to position themselves as victims, giving them great power in this affair. The inclusion of identity politics in the matter, over an unsubstantiated comment, has especially made this story much more confrontational. Meghan and Harry are giving themselves social clout, setting up their future lives as public figures, while sharing some highly sensitive truths about the Monarchy that will cause immense damage.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared important revelations about their difficult treatment by the royal family, writes Erin Vanderhoof of Vanity Fair. The complicated, racially-tainted questions and comments the couple had to deal with were extremely isolating. The Monarchy appears to have made little effort to make them feel comfortable and accepted. The two of them were feeling immense levels of alienation that were extreme for any person to go through. The Oprah interview was a necessary move to share their truth with the world and explain why they felt the need to distance themselves from the royal family.