March 8, 2021
Duke of Sussex says racism was ‘large part of’ decision for couple to leave UK in new clip from interview with Oprah Winfrey
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The Duchess of Sussex has said that her father was not honest with her about talking to the UK tabloids ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry.
In another extract from the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan said she had called Thomas Markle after receiving advance warning that newspapers were planning to publish stories he had contributed to, to ask him if he had worked with journalists.
“‘I just need you to tell me. And if you tell me the truth, we can help.’ And he wasn’t able to do that.” — Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on a conversation she had with her father regarding tabloids #OprahMeghanHarry pic.twitter.com/XhPwGM0Uvl
This just in from our chief political correspondent, Jessica Elgot.
The prime minister’s spokesman says at the lobby briefing that Boris Johnson will respond to the Harry and Meghan interview at the press conference at 4pm today.