Meghan Markle and Prince Harry given ‘easy ride’ by Oprah to ‘sprout pack of falsehoods’

Meghan and Harry: Expert discusses series with Oprah

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Royal author Phil Dampier claimed the US talk show host gave the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “such an easy ride” due to working with Harry on their mental health documentary series. Mr Dampier also claimed the couple – who quit royal duties last year and are now living in California – were able to “sprout a pack of falsehoods” without being “challenged” by Winfrey.

Writing in the Daily Express, the royal expert said: “The fact Harry and Oprah are executive co-producers of the Apple TV+ show The Me You Can’t See demonstrates their closeness, and explains why she gave the Sussexes such an easy ride during her interview in March.

“She let Harry and Meghan spout what, in my view, was a pack of falsehoods as they told ‘their truth’ and didn’t challenge them.”

Meghan and Harry made a set of astonishing claims in their explosive tell-all interview, which aired in March.

But a number of the revelations have since been questioned, such as the claim Archie was not made a prince because of his race and that the Sussexes tied the knot in secret days before their royal wedding.

And the Royal Family made clear they did not agree with all of the couple’s versions of events.

A statement issued by Buckingham Palace in the wake of the bombshell interview highlighted how “some recollections may vary”.

Mr Dampier’s comments come as Harry’s series with Winfrey, The Me You Can’t See, starts on Apple TV+ on Friday.

A 2.28-minute trailer for the documentary series was released on Monday.

Harry says in conversation with Winfrey: “To make that decision to receive help is not a sign of weakness.

“In today’s world, more than ever, it is a sign of strength.”

And at another point, the Duke is seen taking a deep breath as he prepares to speak.

Former actress Meghan makes a brief appearance, coming into shot at Harry’s side.

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The Sussexes’ son Archie is also shown sitting on his mother’s lap later on in footage filmed around the time of his first birthday.

Meanwhile, a clip of a young Harry during his late mother Princess Diana’s funeral procession is shown.

Winfrey says: “All over the world people are in some kind of mental, psychological, emotional pain.”

Harry asks: “What words have you heard around mental health? Crazy?”

Winfrey replies: “Lost it. Can’t keep it together … It’s that stigma of being labelled ‘the other’.”

Harry also says: “The results of this year will be felt for decades. The kids, families, husbands, wives, everybody.”

The Duke and Winfrey are co-creators and executive producers of the series.

The trailer was released just days after Harry appeared to suggest that his father Prince Charles and the Queen and Prince Philip had failed as parents in a podcast interview.

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