Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s boyfriend Idris Elba defends their amazing interview with Oprah Winfrey
Idris Elba has spoken out for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to sit down for a great interview with Oprah Winfrey as they face a storm of criticism.
Last month, Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, saw shocking claims about royal family racism and lack of mental health support when their interview aired – a year after they stepped down from their senior position.
And 48-year-old actor Idris, who attended the couple’s 2018 wedding with wife Sabrina Dhowre and served as a DJ at their reception, is now defending their decision to speak out, insisting that their voices shouldn’t be taken away.
Support: Idris Elba has spoken out for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to sit down for a great interview with Oprah Winfrey as they face a storm of criticism
Speak in an interview with Entertainment tonight, he said, “I’ll say everyone should have the opportunity to speak about what they’re feeling, you know. You can’t take someone’s voice away, we don’t have to communicate anymore. ‘
During her bombshell interview with Oprah, Meghan accused a member of the royal family of being ‘concerned’ about ‘how dark’ her son Archie’s skin would be before he was born, because she is mixed race and Harry is white.
The Duchess of Sussex, who is expecting her second child, also described her ‘pain’ that officials had denied Archie the title of prince and accused Buckingham Palace of failing to protect him by denying him 24/7 security.
Meghan declined to say which royal family had the conversation with Harry about Archie’s skin color, claiming it would be ‘harmful’ to the person in her husband’s family who raised it.
Bombshell interview: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey caused shockwaves when it aired internationally last month
But Oprah has since revealed that Prince Harry asked her to clarify that neither the Queen nor Prince Philip made the comment.
However, Harry’s brother Prince William claimed the royal family is “ not racist at all, ” as he was questioned about the interview during a public engagement.
Prince Harry claimed during the interview that racism drove him and Meghan out of Britain and that the Queen was too busy to meet him in a series of unseen clips from his bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.
The Duke of Sussex accused the Queen of disapproving him after reportedly being drowned out by royal aides when she tried to invite him and Meghan on a trip to Sandringham after announcing their resignation.
The big event: fencing star Idris, who attended the couple’s 2018 wedding with wife Sabrina Dhowre and served as a DJ at their reception
Harry said he had received a message from the Queen saying he wanted them to visit “ the moment you land, ” but he later received a message from his private secretary at the time that the trip had been canceled.
However, the Archbishop of Canterbury has rejected the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s claim that he married them in a secret ceremony for their wedding at Windsor Castle.
Justin Welby broke his silence on what the couple told Oprah Winfrey three weeks ago, saying he signed Harry and Meghan’s marriage certificate on the day millions saw them get married.
The legal marriage was on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at St George’s Chapel, he said. In her interview, Meghan raised eyebrows when she told Winfrey that she and Harry were married “the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury.”
Wedding: Justin Welby broke his silence on what the couple told Oprah, saying he signed Harry and Meghan’s marriage certificate the day millions saw them get married
But the 65-year-old told an Italian newspaper on Tuesday: ‘The legal marriage was on Saturday.
He was asked ‘what happened to Meghan and Harry? Were you really married to them three days before the official wedding? ‘
But then he added, “I had a number of private and pastoral gatherings with the Duke and Duchess before the wedding.
The legal marriage was on Saturday. I signed the marriage certificate, which is a legal document, and I would have committed a serious crime if I signed it knowing it was false.
‘So that you can turn it into what you like. But the legal wedding was on Saturday. But I will not say what happened at other meetings. ‘
Vows: The couple raised eyebrows when they said they tied the knot prior to their grand ceremony, though they later clarified that they were “ personal vows ” before the legal wedding
Harry and Meghan, who have now been completely relieved of their royal duties, returned to their claim to the private ceremony in a statement last week.
It had aroused serious suspicion, partly because legal marriage in the UK requires two witnesses.
A spokesperson for the couple told the US website the Everyday beast: ‘The couple exchanged personal vows a few days before their official / legal wedding on May 19.’
A backyard exchange of vows is not a marriage. Despite this, Harry came in during the Oprah interview, adding that it was “ the three of us. ”
This week’s comments by the Archbishop do not categorically deny a private ceremony, but do clear up all doubts as to where and when the couple legally tied the knot.
Earlier, he had declined to speak out because the pressure on him increased to debunk the allegation.
California Dreams: Harry and Meghan have been based in California since stepping down as senior royals early last year. Pictured together in 2019