Not having a voice?
Well, she sure had the platform! And over time she would directly and indirectly have had a voice, albeit within certain limits. Just like others who have married into royal families and slowly been able to really voice themselves about topics that is dear to them.
No royals are free to talk about everything and certainly not newcomers.
If Meghan is going to - pardon me - moan about not being allowed that, this interview is doomed to crash big time. On that topic alone.
I could perhaps understand her point of view if she had toiled tirelessly within the BRF for fifteen years and was still only allowed to kiss babies and speak up about flower arrangements. Then you could present an argument that it might be a frustrating waste of her talents.
But she was still a learner when H&M decided to quit the BRF.
This Oprah interview is like watching someone put on a blindfold, determined to dance through a minefield! Any reasonably competent PR advisors would rather shoot themselves then recommending this interview.
Remember the terms: Nothing is off limit.
So why on earth are they doing it?!?
Two things springs to my mind:
A) They have to.
Due to Corona and other issues in the news they are rapidly becoming irrelevant. Corona has prevented them from appearing here, there and everywhere. They have so much become yesterdays news.
The only skills, the only talents they have, are themselves, their history and Harry's status.
They are amateurs in professional fundraising and in setting up large scale charities - presenting is not
the same as organizing. They don't have an organization behind them. None of them AFAIK have any education in law, economy or organization to speak of.
There are no one to protect them from the sharks out there.
As for the Netflex deal. That's a mirage. How many are interested in following two de facto ex-royals running around, trying to be altruistic? Not least considering the reality TV competition out there. There are people who would happily participate in Russian roulette on a weekly basis! And H&M should somehow be more interesting and fascinating than that? - Keep dreaming.
The same thing with book deals and appearances in various talk-shows.
At best they will become talk-show hosts themselves...
B) The second thing that springs to my mind is unfortunately more ominous:
They both have an overinflated view of themselves. A delusional view actually.
And this cannot be because Harry has fallen under the spell of a manipulative Meghan. - He may have met his match in Meghan, she may not exactly have helped, but it cannot only be Meghan's fault.
I used to like Harry. I do however increasingly believe that I read him wrong.
Meghan may have an inflated view of herself, but it's IMO no less than the inflated view Harry has of himself.
I suspect that Harry believe that he could do the job just as well as his brother, if not better, and that he should be treated accordingly
. That is given a similar status and a similar influence and a corresponding voice so to speak as William.
I think we have all, without exception, met that type of person.
But that's now how it works in a strict hierarchical structure as a royal family. And realizing that he will never be "equal to the caliph" Harry IMO reacted with frustration and perhaps even jealousy.
Whether Megan was the trigger that brought these latent frustrations out in the open and/or whether she helped confirming his view of his "destiny" is open to debate.
- It really is frustrating looking at yourself in the mirror seeing how brilliant you and your ideas are, that other people don't see it.
After all, when you are brilliant, setbacks simply cannot be your fault. They have to be caused by someone else. That someone else could very well be William, so Harry vents his frustration, his disappointment, his jealousy towards William. His brother who "betrayed" him. His brother who prevents him from shine.
There is IMO no other way that I can think of right now of explaining Harry's downright irrational behavior. Because he is an adult man who knows the workings of the system intimately from within.
At best this interview is going to be embarrassing. But I don't believe so.
Oprah is too professional to let this opportunity fizzle out into 90 minutes of boring talk about visions and dreams of a better world and Harry changing nappies.
No, we are gonna see Harry come marching into the studio with Archie on his arm with violins going at full throttle and we are
going to hear some juicy details about H&M's split from the BRF.
After what does she owe them?
AFAIK she was not a personal friend of neither Meghan nor Harry, nor has she seemingly visited them on a regular basis. She merely got an invite to their wedding.
Will she have any qualms about helping them to self-destruct if that's what they really want to? There are after all plenty of other hosts out there.