It has been just over a year since Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, sat down with Oprah Winfrey to do their controversial tell-all interview shortly after stepping back from the royal family. In 85 minutes, the couple made several allegations about the British royals, including how some members were racist, that they had been cut off financially and that Markle’s time with the royals was “almost unsurvivable”.
Now that enough time has passed, the dust has (more or less) settled and it looks like she is once again ready to speak about her past experience as a working member of the royal family.
“I feel it. It’s good. I’m, like, so excited to talk,” she gushed in the revealing exclusive interview she did with The Cut, which was published on August 29.
The interview has since been dissected and devoured by eager readers (and haters). Below are seven takeaways from her latest “tell-all” interview.
1. She teased a return to Instagram
Before she was engaged to Harry, Markle was active on social media and regularly shared pictures of herself as she attended events as an actress with her three million Instagram followers. When she got engaged to Harry, she was forced to relinquish control over her social media presence.
“It was a big adjustment—a huge adjustment to go from that kind of autonomy to a different life,” said Markle in her interview.
“There’s literally a structure by which if you want to release photos of your child, as a member of the family, you first have to give them to the Royal Rota,” she explains. This is a media pool in the United Kingdom.
As a result, usually, the photos ended up on media outlets before Markle could even post them herself, which she did not appreciate.
“Why would I give the very people that are calling my children the N-word a photo of my child before I can share it with the people that love my child?” she asked. “You tell me how that makes sense and then I’ll play that game.”
In April 2019, the couple launched their own Instagram account (@sussexroyal) where they mostly had full control over what was posted. This account was deactivated when the pair stepped back from their royal duties and Markle has mentioned in previous interviews that she will not be getting back to social media as the bullying was too much.
But it seems like the mother-of-two may be ready for an Instagram comeback.
“Do you want to know a secret?” she asked her interviewer. “I’m getting back…on Instagram.”
Time will tell whether it is true or not.