“I think forgiveness is very important. It takes a lot more energy to not forgive,” she said. “But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I really tried my best, especially knowing I can say anything.”
Meghan, 41, and Harry, 37, have had a tense relationship with the British Royal Family since they relinquished royal duties and left the UK in early 2020, citing what they believe were the intolerable breaches and racist attitudes of the British media.
Since moving to California, where they are now settled with their two young children, they have publicly discussed their displeasure with the royal family. In a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, Meghan spoke about racism within the monarchy and Harry said Charles had stopped taking his calls.
Asked about Meghan’s privacy lawsuit against a British tabloid, The Cut – part of New York Magazine – said the Duchess spoke about the horrific impact of “toxic gossip culture” on both her and Harry’s families.
“Harry said to me, ‘I lost my father in this process.’ It doesn’t have to be the same for them as it is for me, but that’s his decision,” she told the magazine.
A spokeswoman for Meghan later clarified that the Duchess was referring to the loss of her own estranged father, Thomas Markle, and said she hopes this will not happen to Harry and his father.
The couple has made deals with Spotify and Netflix, and the first offering, a podcast starring Meghan as the host in talks with celebrities, has just launched.
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