White House responds to Oprah interview and praises 'courageous' Meghan for speaking out about struggles
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White House responds to Oprah interview and praises 'courageous' Meghan for speaking out about struggles

THE WHITE HOUSE has officially weighed in on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

During a media briefing on Monday evening, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the interview, and commended Markle for speaking out about her struggles with mental health.

When asked if President Joe Biden and his wife Jill had watched it, Ms Psaki said: "Obviously, many of us caught the interview.

"For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage.

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"And that's certainly something the president believes and he's talked about the importance of investing in a lot of these areas and they're committed to in the future as well," she added.

During the interview, which aired on Sunday evening, Markle claimed that life in the Royal Family had caused her to contemplate suicide.

She also claimed that a member of the family had expressed concern that her baby Archie would be born with dark skin, that her voice was silenced and that Prince William's wife Kate had made her cry.

While the White House chimed in, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sternly refused to comment on the matter, saying only that he had the utmost respect for the Queen and the tireless efforts she's made in service to her country.