Meghan Markle posed for the cover of the American magazine The Cut and gave a great interview to the publication about life in the USA with her husband Prince Harry, children and the royal family.
A photo shoot with the Duchess of Sussex also appeared on the pages: she poses in a Chanel tweed dress, a white Proenza Schouler trouser suit and Tory Burch and Bottega Veneta dresses.
In an interview, Megan spoke a little about the children, for example, she shared the details of raising her first child, Archie. According to her, now she and Harry are trying to instill manners in him:
We always tell him, “Manners make a man. Manners, manners, manners, manners, manners.”
In one such lesson, Megan remembered what she herself learned at a young age from her friend’s mother: salt and pepper are always passed along.
She then told me, “Never move one without the other.” It’s me and Harry. We are like salt and pepper. We always move together
Speaking to a reporter, Meghan remarked that if Archie had gone to school in the UK, she would never have been able to pick up and drop him off at school without it turning into a royal photoshoot with 40 photographers.
Sorry, but this is a problem. It doesn’t make me a privacy freak. It makes me strong and a good parent to protect my child
Meghan and Harry also teach Archie that some people live in big houses, some people live in small houses, and some people stay “between the houses” and live on the street. In the car, Meghan carries kits of water, peanut butter crackers, and granola bars — kids can watch as parents hand these kits over to their security team to give to the homeless.
In the interview, Meghan also reflected on the difficult times when she and Prince Harry were still living in the UK, officially performing royal duties and regularly faced criticism from the tabloids. So, Markle returned to the topic of renovating the cottage, on which they spent $ 3.2 million from taxpayers, which the press considered an unreasonably large amount.
Then, according to Megan, they decided that if the tabloids were not shy about attacking them “under the guise of public interest” because their lives were funded by taxpayers, then they should simply cut taxpayer funding out of their lives. They proposed to the royal family that they be allowed to work, still on behalf of the monarchy, and earn their own money.
For some reason we weren’t allowed to do this, although several other family members do the same,
Then she and Harry decided to leave the UK, and they were ready to go to almost any Commonwealth state: Canada, New Zealand, South Africa – anywhere.
Anything to leave… Because by our very existence, we disrupted the dynamics of the hierarchy. So we said, “Okay, let’s get out of here. With pleasure,”
Meghan Markle called her return to the United Kingdom for the platinum anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II “surreal” and “bittersweet”. Meghan recalled opening drawers at Frogmore Cottage, which she and Harry left in early 2020.
You think, “Oh my God. Is that what I wrote in my diary back then? Are these my socks from that time?”
Markle listed other items she came across, from the $30 Boden trousers she wore during the interview to art posters and “good old Ikea frames.”
It was bittersweet, you know? Realize that none of this was meant to be this way.
Markle also recalled one of the episodes that gave her self-confidence, when life in the palace had already become quite stressful for her. It happened at the London premiere of The Lion King in 2019.
I just gave birth to Archie. It was a pretty brutal period. I was scared to go out. And then a crew member from South Africa took me aside. He looked at me and said, “I just need you to know that when you married the prince and became part of this family, we rejoiced in the streets just as we rejoiced when Mandela was released from prison.”
Meghan, who recently released the first episode of her podcast and also hinted at political ambitions, shared a secret with a journalist – she admitted that she plans to return to Instagram *. The wife of Prince Harry also criticized the approach to maintaining social networks in the royal family.
There is a rule that if you, as a member of the royal family, want to publish photos of your child, you must first provide them to the royal press pool (so that they can publish these photos first, exclusively. – Note ed.). Why would I give a picture of my baby to the very people who call my kids the N-word before I can share the picture with the people who love my kid? Tell me what’s the point and then I’ll play this game
Meghan also spoke about looking for a home in California and how they finally found a $14.65 million Montecito mansion.
We searched in the area and this house kept popping up in our search. We had no income then, so we were not going to see this house. It was impossible. It’s like when you were young, when you do “shopping”, just looking at the windows. I don’t want to go and look at all the things that I can’t afford. It’s a bad feeling