Meghan Markle: 'We upset the hierarchy just by existing'


Meghan Markle: 'We upset the hierarchy just by existing'
Meghan Markle: 'We upset the hierarchy just by existing'

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle spoke openly about aspects of her life in a major interview with The Cut, including mentioning that she and her husband, Prince Harry, are "happy to have left Britain".

The interview for The Cut comes before the departure of Harry and Meghan to the United Kingdom, but also just a few days after the release of her podcast on Spotify.

Among other things, Meghan spoke openly about her life in California after stepping down from royal duties, stressing that the couple is "happy to be out of the hierarchy". Meghan revealed that the couple was willing to go to another country and work on behalf of the royal family, but that they wanted to earn their own money.

“Anything to just … because just by existing, we were upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy. So we go, ‘OK, fine, let’s get out of here. Happy to.’” Markle explained that the financial freedom she and Harry were seeking at the time was not "inventing hot water", but something already enjoyed by several princes, princesses, and dukes.

“That, for whatever reason, is not something that we were allowed to do, even though several other members of the family were do that exact thing”.

She reflected on how important it is to be able to move on.

“I think forgiveness is really important.

It takes a lot more energy to not forgive. But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I’ve really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything. I have a lot to say until I don’t. Sometimes, as they say, the silent part is still part of the song”.

She added that she and Harry are already trying to instill good manners in their son Archie, but also that she plans to return to Instagram, which she previously deleted. She told The Cut: "I'm getting back … on Instagram" with interviewer Allison Davies describing "her eyes alight and devilish." The decision, she points out, was made in light of the launch of her new podcast, "Archetypes," which arrived on Spotify last week.

Prince Harry and Meghan quit Facebook and Twitter in January last year, saying they made the decision after becoming estranged from the "hate" they were showered with online. The couple has not posted on the official Sussex Royal Instagram account, which has 9.5 million followers, since 2020.

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