Meghan Markle and Megan Fox have two things in common: A name, and a career in the American film industry.
Markle, who spells her name with an extra ‘H,’ also holds another title – the Duchess of Sussex. The former American actress has recently made headlines after opening up in an interview to Oprah Winfrey on life as a British royal, and why she left.
In the interview, Markle has a no-holds-barrier approach and touches on topics from race to mental health. The two-hour interview is the biggest royal tell-all since Harry’s mother Princess Diana detailed her crumbling marriage to his father Prince Charles in 1995.
However, India looking for the interview may have gotten their ‘Megan’ wrong. ‘Megan Fox’ was one of top related search terms on Google when it came to news about the royal.
Meghan in the interview revealed they were wed in secret three days before the official ceremony, she revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast Sunday in the United States.
“No one knows that. But we called the archbishop, and we just said, ‘Look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world, but we want our union between us,” they revealed.
Meghan Markle also slammed as “character assassination” the incendiary tabloid claim she had made Kate Middleton cry — saying the reverse was true.
Meghan spoke out forcefully about the loss of agency she says she suffered as part of the royal family.
“That’s the sad irony of the last four years… I’ve advocated for so long for women to use their voice, and then I was silent,” Meghan said.
“Were you silent? Or were you silenced?” asked Winfrey. “The latter,” said Meghan.
She also accused the British Royal Family of fretting over how dark her son’s skin would be. Markle, who is African American, says her husband Prince Harry revealed his family’s concerns over Archie’s skin tone, as well as the security he would be entitled to, ahead of his birth on May 6, 2019.
“In those months when I was pregnant… we have in tandem the conversation of ‘he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan told interviewer Oprah Winfrey.
Meghan Markle also revealed that a barrage of negative coverage in the British press had driven her to the point where life no longer seemed worth living.
“I knew that if I didn’t say it, that I would do it. And I… just didn’t want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought,” she said in the two-hour CBS spot with Oprah Winfrey.
Meghan, who married Prince Harry in 2018, said she told the royal family she was struggling and needed professional help but was told “that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.”