“Tabloid Racism Part Of Why We Left UK” – Prince Harry

The Duke of Sussex has said racism from the tabloid press that filtered into the rest of society was a “large part” of why he and his wife left the UK.

Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that the UK tabloid media is “bigoted” and creates a “toxic environment” of “control and fear”.

He said he thought the Prince of Wales had to “make peace with it”.

The Society of Editors said the media is not bigoted and is holding the “rich and powerful to account”.

Meghan said social media had made the relationship with the press like “the wild, wild West” and said the Royal Family’s press operation failed to defend her and Harry from untrue stories.

In the much-anticipated interview with Oprah, Harry and Meghan covered a range of deeply personal topics, including racism, mental health, their relationship with the media and Royal Family dynamics.

The two-hour interview was broadcast last night in the US and was screened in the UK on ITV on Monday night and on ITV Hub, courtesy of Harpo Productions/CBS.

In the much-anticipated interview with Oprah, Harry and Meghan covered a range of deeply personal topics, including racism, mental health, their relationship with the media and Royal Family dynamics.

The two-hour interview was broadcast last night in the US and was screened in the UK on ITV on Monday night and on ITV Hub, courtesy of Harpo Productions/CBS.

In other key revelations:

Meghan said she found life within the Royal Family so difficult that at times she “didn’t want to be alive any more”

She said Harry had been asked by an unnamed family member “how dark” their son Archie’s skin might be

Oprah later said the family member was not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh

The couple announced their second child, which is due in the summer, is a girl

They exchanged vows in a ceremony led by the Archbishop of Canterbury in their “backyard” three days before they were legally married at their public wedding in May 2018

Harry said his brother and father were “trapped within the system” of the Royal Family

He said his family cut him off financially at the beginning of last year and his father stopped taking his calls

But Harry said he loved his brother “to bits” and wanted to heal his relationship with both him and his father

Meghan said she phoned the Queen after Prince Philip went into hospital last month