Skip To Content

    Meghan Markle Responded To Criticism Of Her Request For Privacy In An Unaired Clip From The Oprah Interview

    "We're not talking about anything that anybody else wouldn't expect."

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's revelatory interview with Oprah Winfrey aired last night, but new clips are still coming. In the latest, the actor and humanitarian eloquently addressed the criticism of her requests for privacy.

    Meghan and Harry look at Oprah during the interview
    Handout / Harpo Productions / Joe Pugliese via Getty Images

    In the new segment from the extended interview, Oprah asked if Meghan should have expected to "lose privacy" when she tied the knot with Prince Harry because it was "part of the deal."

    Meghan and Harry wave to onlookers on their wedding day
    Aaron Chown / Getty Images

    Meghan explained that her need for privacy doesn't go beyond what a normal person would expect in their personal life.

    Meghan and Harry look at each other as they are seen sitting across from Oprah
    Handout / Harpo Productions / Joe Pugliese via Getty Images

    "I think everyone has a basic right to privacy. Basic. We’re not talking about anything that anybody else wouldn’t expect," Meghan explained.

    She drew a comparison to a regular person who works in an office and chooses to have a photo of their child on their desk — until a coworker gets a little too pushy.

    Meghan smiles while holding Archie and Harry puts his arm around her
    Pool / WireImage

    "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 said.

    She continued, "And then if they double down and say, 'No, but you already showed me that 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 because you shared one image with me.'"

    CBS / Via

    Meghan later added, "There's no one who's on Instagram or social media that would say, 'Because I shared this one picture, that entitles you to have my entire camera roll. Go ahead and look through it.' No one would want that."

    Meghan noted that she and Harry aren't seeking complete privacy as public figures, and it's the media that created a "false narrative" about their desire to seek complete privacy.

    Meghan wears a formal green outfit while heading to an event with Harry
    Chris Jackson / Getty Images

    "I've never talked about privacy. I think that's just a basic understanding," Meghan said.

    "I think life is about being able to share our stories and share parts of our lives that you're comfortable with. ... So it's about boundaries. And it's about respect," Meghan concluded.

    Meghan smiles in a beige wool coat on the way to an event while a crowd stands behind her
    Chris Jackson / Getty Images

    Watch the entire clip on

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form