This article deals with mental health problems.
Oprah Winfrey has opened up about being astonished by how forthcoming Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan were in their tell-all interview.
"What? You're going there? You're going all the way there," she said in an interview for TalkShopLive.
The TV host said she was impressed with how open the controversial couple was in the two-hour CBS special on March 9.
Oprah told the interviewer Nancy O'Dell she had no clue the interview would have such an impact.
The Duke and Duchess made many serious accusations and addressed rumours surrounding the couple's relationship and with members of the royal family.
From learning how to curtsy, the topic of Archie's skin complexion to the Duchess' mental health journey, the interview shocked millions of viewers around the world.
Buckingham Palace responded two days after the interview aired and publicly stated the accusations would be taken very seriously and would be addressed by the family in private.
"The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning," the statement read.
Oprah claims she did not speak to the royal couple in person before the interview but did text them about their intentions.
"Our intention was the truth. They wanted to be able to tell their story and tell it in such a way that allowed them to be truthful as possible," she told TalkShopLive.
The talk show host said a large amount of time and energy went into making sure no part of the interview was leaked before it aired.
"I stood up and said to the crew, 'We all know what was said here and how important it is to have the trust of the people who just shared that so I'm hoping you all will not go out into the world and share what has happened here.' And nobody did," Oprah told TalkShopLive.
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