Prince Harry and Meghan Markle feel the Queen 'didn't take full ownership' of the claims made in their Oprah Winfrey interview

Meghan Markle, The Queen
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly felt the Queen 'didn't take full ownership' of the claims made in their Oprah Winfrey interview.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle felt the Queen 'didn't take full ownership' of the 'issues' raised in their bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, according to new Finding Freedom biography chapters.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to have had issues with the way the royal family 'failed' to take accountability for their concerns raised in the tell-all chat, according to an epilogue for the biography.

Among the issues raised by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle claimed that a senior member of the royal family made racist comments about their son Archie, that Meghan felt she didn't receive the support she needed when struggling with mental health issues, and her suicidal thoughts.

And in response to the programme airing back in March, Buckingham Palace simply issued a statement that read, 'The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

The Queen, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

'The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.  While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

'Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.'

But now it's claimed Prince Harry and Meghan felt she had not taken full account of the claims raised.

People magazine published comments from an unnamed source taken from the updated epilogue from the Finding Freedom biography.

It reads, 'The Queen's 'recollections may vary' comment 'did not go unnoticed' by the couple, who a close source said were 'not surprised' that full ownership was not taken.'

'Months later and little accountability has been taken', a pal of Meghan added. 'How can you move forward with that?'

The co-author of the biography Omid Scobie shared details that the paperback version of the book would be available from 31st of August.

He said, "Meghan famously spoke about that it was not enough to survive – we are now in the thrive chapter."

Meanwhile, Prince Harry is expected to set the record straight when he releases his own autobiography in 2022.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)