Who Are The "Family Members" Meghan Markle Refers To In The Oprah Interview?

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Who Are The "Family Members" Meghan Markle Refers To In The Oprah Interview?

When you get the chance to sit down with Oprah Winfrey in a "friend's" estate to tell all of your in-laws secrets, you name names. That's just showbiz — I don't make the rules. But, in Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah, the Duchess took the higher road (Michelle Obama would say higher, I would say boring) and didn't name names at all. Instead, Meghan referred to "family members" throughout the juiciest parts her Oprah interview.

One specific moment when "family members" came into play during the interview was when someone who is, again, a "family member," inquired (to Harry) about how dark Archie's skin would be when he was born. Meghan refused to say who made this comment, but ever the journalist, Oprah pushed for a name. Meghan remained mum, and said, "I think that would be very damaging to them."

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Do I understand that Meghan and Harry still have to co-exist with the family at future functions and thus perhaps don't want to completely blow up relationships by saying who this certain "family member" is. Sure. But do I, a generally nosy and inquisitive person, believe that we should be naming the person who made such an ignorant and horrible comment? Are characters welcome on the USA network?

Harry gave viewers a little more insight into that conversation, but again, wouldn't name names. "That conversation I'm never going to share," he told Oprah. "I'm not comfortable with sharing that." Though he implied that the question from the "family member" that raised the question/concern approached it by asking, "What will the kids look like?"

Before you go and blame the Queen, I think there's good reason to say that Meghan almost went out of her way to clear the Queen's name throughout the interview. In fact, Meghan made it very clear in the Oprah interview that the Queen has been nothing but lovely to her throughout the years they've known each other. She supposedly gifted Meghan pearl earrings and a necklace, and once even shared a lap blanket with her. They're friends!

And before you turn your attention to Kate, you may want to pump the brakes. Earlier in the interview, Meghan corrected a popular tabloid story that she had "made Kate cry" prior to her and Harry's wedding. She said it was not true, and in fact, "the reverse happened." According to Meghan, Kate had made some comment about the flower girl dresses for Meghan and Harry's wedding and it made Meghan cry. While it doesn't look great for Kate, she wasn't shy about saying Kate's name and calling her out on her flower girl BS.

As for the other "family members," well, that's a big question mark. Harry said that his father, Prince Charles, stopped taking his calls. He described his relationship with his brother, William, as "spaced, at the moment."

So if you find yourself in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, please go there. Say the name. Spill all of the tea. Don't tease me with the gossip and then snap it back before I can sink my teeth into it. I knew I wasn't going to walk away with every detail ever, but surely I could have learned something greater than the fact that the Queen knows how to use Zoom, right?

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