In an explosive two-hour interview that aired last night, Oprah Winfrey spoke with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle about what life was like inside the Royal Family.
There was a range of allegations made that included that Markle was refused help when suicidal and that the royals refused to make their son Archie a prince because they were worried about how dark his skin would be. The couple also said that they were cut off financially from their family and that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made Markle cry before the royal wedding.
Channel 10, who aired the special, had the top primary (24.0%) and network (29.9%) share as 1.36m tuned in for the interview.
As the interview gets shows around the world, and reports of the Palace being in turmoil are circulated, media outlets around the world are reacting strongly.
Here’s a round-up of some of the commentary and reporting about the Oprah with Meghan and Harry interview.
Helen Sullivan for Guardian Australia
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Katy Hall and Zoe Smith for The Daily Telegraph
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Steven Zeitchik for The Sydney Morning Herald
The content queen: Oprah’s strategy pays off with Meghan and Harry interview
Hugo Rifkind for The Australian
Harry and Meghan interview: Celebrities like the duchess are there to be eaten
Stephen Drill and Sarah Blake for The Daily Telegraph
Queen stays silent as Meghan and Harry go nuclear on royals
Jacquelin Magnay for The Australian
Secret wedding, no title for Archie. True or false?
Caroline Davies for Guardian Australia
Palace under pressure to respond to Harry and Meghan racism claims
Charles Miranda for The Daily Telegraph
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson’s tell-all interviews should have warned palace about Meghan
Aaron Patrick for Australian Financial Review
Meghan and Harry misunderstood royal power
Gerard Baker for The Australian
Meghan and Harry: Aristocratic victims for our times
Haroon Siddique for Guardian Australia
Meghan’s claim of private garden wedding sparks confusion
Serena Williams via Twitter
Michael Moore via Twitter
A withering interview w/ Harry & Meghan via Oprah. The Kingdom which first brought slaves here 400yrs ago has their current racism outed in all its brutality—how black will her kids be? The Palace refused to provide security for her baby. Meghan, crushed, considered suicide. Wow.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 8, 2021
Billie Jean King via Twitter
Among the revelations from the Meghan and Harry interview is Meghan’s struggle with mental health.
Her honesty will hopefully lead to more acceptance and more help for those who need it.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) March 8, 2021
Piers Morgan via Twitter
This interview is an absolutely disgraceful betrayal of the Queen and the Royal Family. 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. #OprahMeghanHarry pic.twitter.com/F2QDxELSsr
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2021