Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions)
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions)

After formally breaking away from the British royal family, Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sat for an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey, giving a chilling account of the stressors and mistreatment Meghan endured while at the palace. Markle’s revelations sent shockwaves around the globe. What are your thoughts?

Shirley Moore, New Orleans
I’m glad they did what they felt was best for their marriage, family and sanity. No kind of title or position is worth putting your family at risk. Maybe now they can have something close to a normal life.

Jacquelyn Cooper, Toledo, Ohio
I think where Megan dropped the ball in not researching the monarchy prior to marrying into it. If she had, she’d known that her whole life was going to change. Everyone in that family has gone through hell except the queen herself. Everyone must conform to what she wants. And she has advisers. If they don’t like you, you’re screwed.

Ann Hazel, Washington, D.C.
A woman of color entering an establishment that is known for its pursuit of preserving its pure-bred continuity was always going to be difficult. I feel sorry for her husband, who only wanted to find happiness and be happy, and yet his wife was not accepted. It takes a lot of courage to express hurt and anger regarding people who feel you have no place in their world.

Chris V., Washington, D.C.
Poor girl had no idea what she was getting into. She should have done her research before walking into that snake pit. She would have been prepared for the cruelty coming her way.

Jason King, Memphis, Tenn.
She’s in her late 30s and she got married without doing any research? Really? Who in their late 30s isn’t doing their research on almost every move they make today? Come on. She knew what she was getting into. Next.

Compiled by Sarafina Wright

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