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  • Hello everybody.

  • So have you seen the interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle talking about their experience with The Royal Family, and did you understand everything?

  • So, in this lessonwe're going to look at some of the highlights from this interview, and we're going to break down the English language.

  • Are you ready? Let's take a look.

  • So, were you thinking of harming yourself? Were you having suicidal thoughts?

  • -Yes, this was very, very clear. -Wow. -Very clear and very scary.

  • And you know, I didn't know who to even turn to in that.

  • So, in this part of the interview, they're talking about Meghan's suicidal thoughts and the idea of her harming herself.

  • So, if you 'harm yourself', it's another way of saying 'hurting yourself'.

  • And Meghan says she 'didn't know who to turn to'.

  • If you 'don't know who to turn to', it means you 'don't know who to go to for help'.

  • So, she had no help from anybody else in The Royal Family.

  • In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of you won't be given security, he's not going to be given a title

  • And also, concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born.

  • So, in this part of the interview, Meghan is talking about when she was pregnant, and she says that they had in tandem the conversation over the baby's security and whether it would get a title.

  • So, if you have a conversation 'in tandem', it means you have a conversation 'in motion'.

  • It's a conversation that is being talked about a lot in The Royal Family at that time.

  • A tandem bicycle is a bicycle with two seats, so two people can ride the same bicycle at the same time

  • So, if the conversation is 'in tandem', it's spinning like the wheels of a bicycle.

  • She also says that a member of The Royal Family hadconcern over the baby's skin color

  • So, if you 'have a concern over something', it means 'you're worried about something' - Why they were worried? I don't know.

  • And you're not going to tell me who had the conversation.

  • I think that would be very damaging to them.

  • And then Oprah asked, 'who was it?', 'who said this?', and Meghan won't tell Oprah because she says 'it will be damaging for them'. 

  • This means 'it will hurt or harm their reputation', 'it will damage them'.

  • There's a lot to work through there you know I..., I feel really let down... because, he's been through something similar

  • So, in this part of the conversation, Harry is talking about his relationship with Prince Charles, his father, and he says 'there's a lot to work through'.

  • That means 'there's a lot to sort out', 'a lot of things to fix'.

  • He says he 'feels really let down'; that means he 'feels disappointed', and that he sympathizes with his father Prince Charles because he says he has gone through a lot as well, uh, a lot of similar experiences in his past

  • So, if you 'go through something' it means 'you experience it'. 

  • So, if you have time and want an extra challengewatch the whole interview.

  • It's really good because you've got British English and American Englishso it's really good for your listening skills.  

  • Thanks for watching, make sure you subscribeand like the video.

  • See you in the next class.

Hello everybody.

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English Lesson: What did Meghan Markle say?

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