Oprah then asked if Thomas’ actions felt like treason.

“If we’re going to use the word treason,” Meghan said, “it’s because I asked him … As the communications team told us, this is a story that will come out – which, by the way, the tabloids had apparently been around for about a month knew and decided to stay until the Sunday before our wedding because they wanted to create a drama, which is a really important point in all of this: they don’t cover the news, they create the news – we called my dad and asked him and he said, ‘No, absolutely not.’ “

While Thomas denied working with the paparazzi – and even admitted to The Mail on Sunday that he lied to the couple when they called – Meghan said she was still offering to help.

“And I said, ‘You know, the institution never stepped in for us. But they can try to kill this story. But once they do that, we won’t be able to use it.” The same leverage to someday protect our own children, ā€¯recalled Meghan, who is the mother of 22-month-old son Archie Harrison and is expecting a baby girl. “When I said, ‘We won’t be able to protect our own children one day,’ and I said, ‘Well, you just have to tell me. And if you tell me the truth, we can help.’ and he wasn’t able to do that, and that really resonated with me, especially now as a mother. “