PRINCE Harry has said William and Charles are “trapped” in the Royal Family and admitted he would never had quit if it wasn’t for Meghan.
The Duke of Sussex said he “didn’t see a way out” of the Firm in the explosive interview with Oprah.
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Prince Harry said his family was ‘trapped’Credit: PA:Press Association
Prince Harry said if it wasn’t for Meghan, he would not have left the Firm.Credit: CBS
And Meghan, 39, said her husband had “saved” her by making the decision to quit the Firm.
In the candid chat, Oprah asked Harry: “Would you have stepped back if it wasn’t for Meghan?”
The 36-year-old dad replied: “No. I wouldn’t have been able to.
“I myself was trapped as well, I didn’t see a way out.
“I was trapped but I didn’t know I was trapped.”
And he added: “My father and my brother – they are trapped. They don’t get to leave and I have huge compassion for that.”
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Prince Harry later admitted his relationship with his dad Prince Charles and brother Prince William was strained.
He even claimed his 72-year-old father stopped taking his calls after Megxit.
And he said he felt “really let down” by his father, saying: “He knows what pain feels like.
“Of course I will always love him but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that.”
Harry said he had not known he was trappedCredit: PA:Press Association
Meghan broke down in tears in the interviewCredit: CBS
She said Harry had saved her by quitting the Royal FamilyCredit: CBS
The couple stepped back from Royal life last yearCredit: EPA
Harry said he loved his brother William to bits but admitted they were on “different paths”.
The explosive interview saw Meghan reveal she had struggled with suicidal thoughts.
And the mum, 39, said Harry had “saved” her by ultimately quitting the Royal Family.
In the candid chat, Meghan said: “I think he saved all of us.
“He ultimately called it – we’ve got to find a way for us, for Archie and you made a decision that certainly saved my life and saved all of us.
“You need to want to be saved.”
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He also revealed the Royal Family had cut him off in the first quarter of 2020.
But he insisted that he would “never blindside” the Queen – saying he had spoken to his 94-year-old grandmother more in the past year than he had previously in years.
He added: “I have too much respect for her.”
The Duchess of Sussex said there had been conversations with herself and Prince Harry about their unborn son and what colour his skin would be – and “what that would mean or look like”.
A stunned Winfrey asked “who is having that conversation?”
Meghan replied she would not reveal the identity, saying: “I think that would be very damaging to them”.
And the couple said they had been concerned their son would not receive security or protection as he had not been given a prince title.
Meghan explained said: “All the grandeur around this stuff is not really important to me.
“But in those months when I was pregnant, all around the same time: we have in tandem he won’t be given security, a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Asked whether there were concerns that her child would be “too brown” and that would be a problem, Meghan said: “If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are seen here with the QueenCredit: AFP
The couple are raising their son Archie in the USCredit: PA:Press Association/PA Images
The interview will be broadcast on ITV on Monday nightCredit: Handout – Getty