Meghan Markle's Friend Says Royal Family Haven't Spoken To Her After Interview | 22 Words

As the scrutiny surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Oprah interview grows, a friend has revealed how it's affected their relationship with the royals.

She had some pretty damning claims.

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Ouch. Here's the full story...

Now, Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah will be a hot talking point for a long time.

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Following their controversial departure from the British monarchy, the former-royals sat down with Oprah earlier in the month to give their side of the story.

Their 2-hour-long interview aired on CBS on Sunday, March 7th...

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And viewers watched on in shock as some mind-blowing allegations were made against the monarchy.

For example...

It was claimed that senior members of the family had refused to get Meghan professional help when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie.

Meghan also addressed that incident with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

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Headlines were made in 2018 when Meghan allegedly "made Kate cry" in a row about bridesmaids' dresses in the days before her and Harry's wedding - well, in her chat with Oprah, Meghan claimed that Kate was the one to make her cry.

Though she did stress that Kate had apologized and that she had "forgiven her."

She also addressed the ongoing issues of racism within the monarchy.

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Meghan claimed an unnamed senior member of the Royal family raised "concerns" about how dark Archie's skin would be before his birth.

"In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, 'you won't be given security, not gonna be given a title' and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."

But Meghan wasn't the only one to spill the royal tea.

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Prince Harry himself spoke candidly about his current relationship with his family and how he has been "financially cut off," which initially left him fearing for the future.

Harry explained that he "had to get out," though when he did he was "cut off financially" when he and Meghan needed help the most...

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He also added that they've since been relying on his inheritance from Princess Diana.

"I was totally cut off financially. My family cut me off – if I didn't have what my mom left me, we wouldn't have been able to do this."

"All I wanted to do was keep my family safe."

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Meghan then insisted that they never had any plans at first to quit the U.K - she said the intention was to "do this forever" and that she told the royal family to "use me as much as you like."

Later in the interview, Oprah asked how the prince thinks the late Princess Diana would have felt about the rifts that drove them to step back from the royal family.

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"I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out, and very sad," Harry said, "But ultimately, all she'd ever want is for us to be happy."

Quite predictably, opinion has been well and truly divided over the interview...

With a vast majority feeling sympathetic for Harry and Meghan over what they've allegedly endured in the last few years.

But on the other hand...

People have been slamming the pair for agreeing to take part in Oprah's interview and have even been brandishing them as "liars"... Including Piers Morgan, who actually resigned from his job on Good Morning Britain after bosses ordered him to apologize for saying he didn't believe Meghan's mental health claims.

The backlash has been vicious, to say the least...

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Sky News reported that a survey conducted amongst 1,664 British respondents found that forty-eight percent had a more negative view of Prince Harry following the interview, while only thirty-one percent had a positive opinion on Meghan.

Ouch.

And, to slander the couple's reputations even further...

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A friend of Meghan's has spoken out.

"No one in the royal family has talked to Meghan yet, at this particular time," she shared.

"And, I think it's frustrating for them to see that it's a racial conversation about the Royal Family when all they wanted all along was for the Royals to intervene and tell the press to stop with the unfair, inaccurate, false stories that definitely have a racial slant."

"And until you can acknowledge that, I think it's going to be hard to move forward. But they both want to move forward with this and they want healing in this family. At the end of the day, that is Harry's family."

"Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father, too. The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad they at least started a conversation."

Yikes. Read on for more royal news...