The veteran broadcaster had just released his book ‘On Royalty’ and was discussing how difficult it is to be a royal. One of the most challenging elements is the lack of privacy, and to highlight this he quoted the Queen’s first nanny, Marion Crawford. Ms Crawford reportedly said: “The only truly private period in the life of a royal person is in the womb.”
It is this lack of privacy that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex struggled with so much during their time as working members of the Royal Family.
In an unaired clip from the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan opened up about the invasions of privacy she experienced while dating and married to Prince Harry.
Oprah asked whether there should have been an expectation that she would lose some privacy when being in a relationship with a royal.
Meghan replied: “I think everyone has a basic right to privacy. Basic.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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Jeremy Paxman's analogy explains Meghan and Harry's issue with privacy (Image: YouTube (BritishRoyalFilms) and Getty)
Meghan and Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey last month in a two-hour special (Image: Harpo Productions/Reuters)
“We’re not talking about anything that anybody else wouldn't expect.”
She went on to give an analogy to ordinary life to explain what she meant by this.
Meghan said: “If you’re at work and you have a photograph of your child on your desk and your coworker says, ‘Oh my gosh, your kid’s so cute. That’s fantastic. Can I see your phone so I can see all the pictures of your child?'
“You go, ‘No. This is the picture I’m comfortable sharing with you.’
Meghan told Oprah she was not wanting anything anyone else wouldn't expect (Image: Harpo Productions/Reuters)
“And then if they double down and say, ‘No, but you already showed me one. So you have to show me everything. You know what, I’m just gonna hire someone to sit in front of your house, or hide in the bushes and take pictures into your backyard, because you’ve lost your right to privacy…