Prince Harry Says Racism Was 'a Large Part' of Why He Left | 22 Words

In an unseen clip from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, the prince is seen admitting that racism was a "large part" of why they left the U.K and stepped down from their royal duties.

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Now, since former actress, Meghan Markle, married Prince Harry in 2018...

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She has been thrown into the spotlight in ways she could have never imagined... along with her royal husband, of course!

The pair have since formally stepped down from their positions within the royal family...

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And they are currently residing in Los Angeles where they're raising their son, Archie, and expecting their second child.

But they recently decided to speak out about their terrible experiences with the royal family and British press in the last few years...

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To none other than Oprah Winfrey.

It's the interview that everyone has been talking about.

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

Harry then 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."

Quite predictably, opinion was 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, of course!

It's undoubtedly caused a lot of drama...

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And the couple have been the talk of the entire world in the last few weeks since the interview aired.

And although more important things have been going on...

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Including the tragic death of Harry's grandfather, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, many are still continuing to drag Harry and Meghan's names through the mud.​

And while many large public figures continue to defend the royal family and insist racism has nothing to do with the matter...

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It's clear that Harry himself doesn't think so.

Harry has made his hatred of the British press very clear in the past...

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But now, it seems as if the Duke has labeled them as "bigoted" and "racist."

Because according to Harper's Bazaar, an unseen clip from the Oprah interview has emerged...

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And it shows Harry admitting that this kind of racism was a large part of why he and Meghan left the U.K.

When Oprah asked, "Did you leave the country because of racism?"

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Harry responded with, "It was a large part of it."

The Duke then recalled a moment at a fundraiser dinner for Sentebale, the charity he founded to support youth affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana, where a friend pointed out just how bigoted the U.K can be.

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"I remember the Sentebale fundraiser," Harry said, "One of the people at that dinner said to me, 'Please, please don't do this with the media. They will destroy your life.' This person is friends with a lot of the editors and I said, 'What do you mean by that?' Obviously, I knew."

"They said, 'You don't understand, the U.K is very bigoted.' And I stopped, and I said the U.K.'s not bigoted, the U.K press is bigoted, specifically the tabloids. Is that what you mean?' He goes, 'No, the U.K. is bigoted.' And I said I completely disagree."

"But unfortunately, if the source of information is inherently corrupt or racist or biased, then that filters out to the rest of society."

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Harry has previously talked about how he didn't understand unconscious bias until he met Meghan and he discussed this again in the interview.

He said:

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"Sad as it is to say it, it takes living in her shoes, in this instance, for a day or those first 8 days to see where it was gonna go and how far they were gonna take it. And get away with it and be so blatant about it. That's the bit that shocked me."

So, there you have it!

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Do you think the U.K is bigoted? Or do you think Harry has gotten it completely wrong?