At your side. One month later Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s CBS statement, Idris Elba | responded to their bombastic claims about the royal family.

“I will say that everyone must have the opportunity to share their feelings,” the 48-year-old actor told Entertainment Tonight on Thursday April 1st. “You can’t take someone’s voice away. That is all we have to communicate. “

The Luther alum hung up and told the story for his wedding reception at Frogmore House in Windsor in May 2018 Ellen DeGeneres the following year he thought the former military pilot’s request was a “joke”.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Idris Elba. Tim Rooke / Shutterstock; Stewart Cook / Shutterstock

“Harry and I hung out through his father a few times [Prince Charles‘] The Prince’s Trust charity that helped me as a young actor. Harry came to a couple of parties that I hung up at and he said, ‘What are you doing? [May 19]? ‘”, Elba recalled in May 2019.” I didn’t tell him anything and then he asked if I would hang up at his wedding. “

The couple spoke about their wedding in the March CBS interview, revealing that they got married three days before their televised wedding.

“We called the archbishop [of Canterbury, Justin Welby] and we just said, ‘Look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world, but we want our union between us,’ ”the 39-year-old Suits alum said at the time. Amid rumors it did not, the couple’s spokesman told Us Weekly in a statement that they would not have legally married until May 19.

The former actress also spoke openly about fighting suicidal thoughts during pregnancy with her first child, son Archie, due to negative press. “I just didn’t see a solution. I always sat up at night and just thought, I don’t understand how it all gets mixed up, ”the Los Angeles native explained. “I realized it was all happening because I was breathing. I was really ashamed to say it then and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry, mostly knowing how much loss he has suffered. But I knew that if I didn’t say it, I would do it. I just didn’t want to live anymore. And that was a very clear and genuine and terrifying constant thought. “

While seeking help with her mental health, Meghan claimed the royal institution said she “didn’t” [because] it would not be good ”for them. “I remember that conversation like it was yesterday because they said, ‘My heart goes to you because I see how bad it is, but there is nothing we can do to protect you because you are not a paid employee of the institution, ‘”she added of her interview with HR.

The Deal or No Deal alum, which is biracial, also said a member of the royal family raised “concerns” about his baby’s skin color before arriving.

“I’ll never share that conversation,” added her husband, later clarifying Queen Elizabeth the second and Prince Philip had not submitted the comments. “It was embarrassing at the time, I was a little shocked.”

The two resigned from their roles as senior members of the royal family in January 2020 and their exit was completed in February 2021. They currently live in Montecito, California with their 22-month-old child – and are expecting baby # 2.

“It’s a girl!” Harry raved about it then. “Just to have a boy and a girl, what more can we ask for? We have our family. We have, you know, the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great. “

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