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The Sussex truth interview with unexpected repercussions


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By confiding in Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would they have made enemies in Hollywood? That’s the opinion of an expert.

Will their truthful interview have unexpected repercussions? By agreeing to open up to Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have obviously anticipated the bitter reactions of the British royal family. But Archie’s parents didn’t really think about the opinion of their friends across the Atlantic.

Yet, according to an expert, the relations of the Sussexes and the American elite could be strongly impacted by this interview. In the columns of the Guardian, an observer wondered if this interview would not have sabotaged their chances to integrate the high spheres of Hollywood. “Has Michelle Obama ever sat on a TV couch and made fun of her sister-in-law?” wrote Barbara Ellen, referring to the Duchess’ comments about Kate Middleton. While it’s acknowledged that such behavior is offensive to the royal family, we forget that it’s also the antithesis of how the mega-rich, ultra-influential, elites conduct themselves.”

The expert went on to explain that if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wanted to join George and Amal Clooney, Bill and Melinda Gate, Beyonce and Jay-Z or Barack and Michelle Obama, they should not forget that these celebrities are a “discreet community, living in a world of their own, operating a strict code of privacy first.” Barbara Ellen added that the Sussexes will have to work hard to prove that they deserve to be seen in the same light as some of the world’s most respected stars. But for her, it is not yet won. For now, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry “unlikely to feel a real kinship” with this group of A-listers and that they “don’t fit” what they expect. And yet, Michelle Obama has already reacted to the Sussex interview. She said she was “saddened to hear how hard the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan”.

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Michelle Obama: I just pray that there is forgiveness

At the time, the former First Lady stressed “the importance of family.” “My hope is that when I think about what they are going through, I think about the importance of family and I just pray that there is forgiveness and that there is clarity and love and resolve at some point,” she had added. Michelle Obama had then returned to the statements of the Sussexes, who claimed that some members of the Crown were concerned about the color of Archie’s skin. “As I’ve said before, the issue of race is not a new construct in this world for people of color,” the wife of Barack Obama responded, in an interview with Today. “And so it wasn’t a total surprise to hear her feelings on this topic and to hear them articulated on a specific issue.” As for the Clooney’s, they have yet to speak out.


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