The Royal Family are quickly attempting to restore their image following Meghan and Harry’s bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview. Members of the Firm have since been seen out and about in public. While individual royals were unable to respond to the accusations made against them by the couple, Prince William broke his silence earlier this month.
During aschool visit in East London, he was asked by a reporter whether his family was racist, to which he replied: “We’re very much not a racist family.”
Many described the Oprah talk as an “exit interview” marking the end to Meghan and Harry’s association with the royals.
The pair departed the UK for North America last year in what was labelled “Megxit”.
While it was one of the most stressful periods for the two, many have highlighted how composed Meghan appeared.
Meghan Markle: The Duchess used her ‘actress’s side’ to hide her true feelings during Megxit (Image: GETTY)
Prince William: The royal pictured during his visit to an East London school this month (Image: GETTY)
Despite them having stressed how under pressure they felt in the years following their 2018 wedding, one expert claimed that Meghan had used her acting expertise to hide her true feelings.
It came during an episode of the Daily Mirror’s ‘Pod Save the Queen‘, when body language expert Judi James discussed Meghan and Harry’s recent exit.
The podcast, hosted by Ann Gripper, features Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers.
Ms Gripper asked: “Did you pick up on the fact that they weren’t happy?”
In 2019, while on tour in South Africa, she told ITV that she had privately found it hard to cope through pregnancy and the early stages of motherhood amid the pressures of press interest in her public life.
She said the incessant pressure and speculation had made things harder at a time when she was already “really vulnerable”.
Royal romance: The pair met on a blind date in 2016 (Image: Express Newspapers)
Meghan said it was a “very real thing to be going through behind the scenes”.
When asked if it had “really been a struggle, she replied: “Yes,” and that she was “not really ok”.
Meanwhile, in a statement, Buckingham Palace said it was “saddened” to hear of Meghan and Harry’s struggles.
It read: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
South Africa: Meghan told an ITV report how she had ‘privately struggled’ (Image: ITV)
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.
“Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
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