Meghan Markle has opened up about her and Harry's 2017 engagement interview, calling it an "orchestrated reality show" and "rehearsed".


During an interview in the couple's new Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan - which arrived on the streaming site on Thursday, 8th December - Meghan is asked about the BBC interview, at which point she laughs and says: "Orchestrated reality show."

She continues: "It was you know, rehearsed. So we did the thing out with the press and then we went right inside, took the coat off and sat down and did the interview. So it was all in that same moment."

Meghan says they were told what to expect during the interview, explaining: "Yeah, but also like, ‘Then there’ll be a moment where they’ll want to see the ring, so show the ring’… We weren’t allowed to tell our story because they didn’t want [it]."

Harry added: “We’ve never been allowed to tell our story."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Harry & Meghan.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Harry & Meghan. Netflix

Mishal Husain, the journalist who conducted the conversation, has since spoken out about Meghan's claims, saying: "Recollections may vary."

During BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Husain could be heard chuckling about Meghan's allegations as her co-presenter Justin Webb joked that she was the “orchestrator".

“We know recollections may vary on this particular subject, but my recollection is definitely very much: asked to do an interview and do said interview,” Husain continued.

Webb replied: “You’ve told your truth."

Back in November 2017, Harry and Meghan sat down with BBC News for a candid interview in which they discussed details of their relationship, proposal and upcoming nuptials.

On their engagement, Harry said sweetly: "It happened a few weeks ago, earlier this month, here at our cottage; just a standard typical night for us."

Meghan added: "Just a cosy night, it was... [We were] trying to roast a chicken and it [was] just - just an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee."

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