Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have 'long-term damage' with Queen and Royals after Oprah bombshells
PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have created 'long-term damage' with the Queen and the Royal Family after their Oprah interview bombshells, an expert has said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who claimed they were mistreated by the family knew the aftermath of the exclusive interview "would be difficult".
Speaking on Channel 5 documentary Harry and Meghan: Two Troubled Years, royal expert Katie Nicholl said: "The damage really has been long term.
"I think they went in knowing it was going to be very difficult for the Royal Family to have any sort of comeback.
"They certainly weren't going to sit down and address every single point and accusation made in the interview."
In the CBS Oprah interview that was aired to the world in March, saw the couple drop dramatic bombshell accusations against their family.
Meghan claimed that Archie wasn't allowed to be a prince after there were "concerns and conversations" about "how dark" his skin would be after he was born.
But the 39-year-old declined to say who had started those conversations, saying it would be "damaging" for them.
Prince Harry said he would "never share" the full details of the discussion but that he was asked at the start of his relationship with Meghan, how dark the skin of their children might be.
I think they went in knowing it was going to be very difficult for the Royal Family to have any sort of comeback.
But Oprah Winfrey today revealed it was not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh who made the comment about Archie's skin.
Meghan also said that when she was suffering with suicidal thoughts, the family didn't allow her to get help.
The couple claimed that Kate Middleton made Meghan cry in a row over a flower girl dress.
Prince Harry also spoke out about how he felt 'trapped' in the family and that he and his father weren't speaking.
The duke has remained unshy of the cameras after he and Oprah teamed up to launch The Me You Can't See – an Apple TV+ documentary series about mental health.
The 36-year-old opened up again with the chat show legend and accused the royals of showing "total neglect" for his mental health woes.
And he claimed Charles caused him to "suffer" and didn't "make it right" for him after his mother's death in 1997.
He also spoke about Meghan's battles with mental health – and said she would sob into her pillow after 'smears' from The Firm.
And he said he was faced with an "element of shame" when he opened up about his struggles.
The Me You Can’t See has received mixed reviews from critics, with many praising the Duke's honesty but criticising its lack of ambition.
Others, meanwhile, have questioned Harry for speaking out against the royal family.
Oprah has defended the docuseries, telling the press: "One of the things that Prince Harry and I wanted was for people to understand that mental health and mental fitness is a spectrum and we're all on a spectrum.
"Everybody either is or knows somebody who's going through something."
The show has been a huge success for Apple Plus as the platform has reportedly seen a 25 per cent rise in new viewers and a 40 per cent increase in weekend viewership.
His brother Prince William is said to be concerned that Prince Harry may go "too far" with his truth bombs.
The Duke of Cambridge is allegedly worried Harry could further damage his relationships with the family.
And a pal told the Mail on Sunday William is both disappointed and "greatly concerned" by Harry's latest broadside in yet another Oprah production.
It's reported the Queen gave her blessing for Harry's involvement in the doc because she was told it would cover soldiers' mental health.
But she and Charles were left "absolutely gobsmacked" when they were informed of Harry's latest "personal attacks" in the show.
And the Duke's relationship with his family in the UK is now "hanging by a thread", a source says.
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