Whew! Some folks are hotter than fish grease after last night’s two-hour special with Oprah Winfrey aired in the United States, and they had a lot to say about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
While many Americans were supportive of Markle and Harry, others in the U.K. were not here for the allegations where she stated the Royal Family had a concern with Baby Archie’s skin tone and she thought about suicide.
Though many seemed to be in a frenzy and the two-hour interview doesn’t air until Monday night in the U.K.–Piers Morgan, host of ‘Good Morning Britain’ and a critic of Markle– was extremely bothered by the interview.
“I expect all this vile destructive self-serving nonsense from Meghan Markle, but for Harry to let her take down his family and the Monarchy like this is shameful,” he tweeted on Sunday night.
He also stated Monday on his show, “He’s been spray-gunning his entire family on global TV as Prince Phillip lies in hospital,” said Morgan, adding, “I see right through them,” and that “Prince Charles has been bankrolling that couple for the last 5 years.”
“America is trashing our country and trashing our monarchy now,” Morgan added.
Former editor, Dan Wooton, tweeted, “Harry and Meghan have blown up their relationship with the Royal Family, especially Charles and William, in the Oprah tell-all. Hard to see a reconciliation given they have branded the royals racist and uncaring. Surely they should now renounce their titles as Duke and Duchess?”
While Meghan and Harry received a bit of resistance from those in the UK, they have received a considerable amount of support also. “Seeing her speak so openly about it is really liberating, which is why I think a lot of young people, particularly a lot of Black people, care so much,” Nadine Batchelor-Hunt, a British journalist said, the New York Times reports.
For Black Britons, the interview was only a truth about their reality. “It’s very hard listening to the interview not to focus on some of the salacious details and the family drama,” said Marcus Ryder, a visiting professor of media diversity at Birmingham City University. “But what we’re talking about is a major part of the British state, it’s a major institution,” the New York Times reports.
As previously reported, Meghan and Harry wedded in 2018. In 2020, they left the U.K. to live independently, and in 2021 they confirmed the would not be returning as working members of the Royal Family.