Prince Harry ‘knew what he was doing and wanted to rock the boat’ in Oprah chat

Prince Harry 'knew' the Oprah interview he did with wife Meghan Markle would 'rock the boat' an expert has claimed.

Ingrid Seward has said the Duke of Sussex "knew what he was doing" when he agreed to sit down with the TV host for an exclusive chat about royal life.

Sitting alongside Meghan Markle, 39, the pair opened up about their experiences as senior members of the royal family and made allegations against Buckingham Palace.

The explosive interview made headlines across the world as Meghan alleged a member of the royal household made a racist comment in regards to Archie's skin colour before he was born.

Days after the programme aired on ITV in the UK, the palace released a statement denying the allegations and said it would deal with the issues raised 'privately as a family'.

Prince William also told reporters when on a visit that the family 'were very much not racist'.

But Ingrid Seward told Page Six that Harry "wanted to rock the boat" and isn't "surprised" by the repercussions.

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She said: "I can swear to you that, and he wanted to rock that boat. Quite why, I don’t understand, but he did want to. And then he did, and I don’t think he’s surprised by the repercussions or that he regrets it for a moment.”

Seward, whose recent work is 'Prince Philip Revealed=' doesn't understand why Harry, 36 and the Duchess of Sussex claimed her request for mental health help was refused by The Firm.

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She added: “I find that so difficult to understand … what she was trying to tell us there.

“You don’t go to the HR department in the UK. You go and see a doctor, or you say to your husband, ‘Darling, I feel dreadful, I need you to find someone.’ Harry was in therapy himself, so he must have known people.”

Meghan bravely opened up about having suicidal thoughts while she was pregnant with Archie who turned two years old on May 6.

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After the interview, mental health charities praised the duchess for opening up over her struggle stating people are more likely to seek help if they see celebrities and people in the limelight speak about it.

Following the programme, the palace released a statement: "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.

"While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members."

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.

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