The shocking interview between Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry hit the small screen on CBS on Sunday. Among many eye-opening claims by the former royals, Meghan discusses the royal family’s concern over her son’s skin color. She also revealed that the palace took away security protection for her family after Archie was born. For anyone that missed the explosive interview in Meghan and Harry’s garden, it is still available to view.
Oprah with Meghan and Harry
Oprah first sat down with Meghan alone, where the Duchess opened up about her “constant” suicidal thoughts. She said that no one in the palace bothered to help her. She literally wasn’t allowed to see anyone about her mental health. Markle also spoke about a certain royal family member who was concerned about how dark her baby, Archie’s skin would be.
In the interview, Harry also mentioned that at one stage his father, Prince Charles, stopped taking his phone calls for a while. The prince also cut him off from the royal money. However, before they left the UK, the palace also cut Meghan and Harry off from royal protection despite death threats. Some of the threats reportedly were based on the fact that Meghan is biracial.
Twitter comes to life after the interview
After the grueling, two-hour interview ended, Twitter came to life. Among the related tweets, writer George M. Johnson wrote, “Oprah just woke up one day and was like, ‘You know what, I’m bored. Lemme take down the British monarchy.'”
Oprah just woke up one day and was like "you know what, I'm bored. Lemme take down the British monarchy"
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) March 8, 2021
Author Nicole Chung tweeted, “We’re going to England, we ride at dawn.”
we're going to England, we ride at dawn
— Nicole Chung (@nicolesjchung) March 8, 2021
However, actor and director Ken Olin stood up for Meghan. He wrote, “It’s about race. And when they say it’s not about race? It’s about race.” Olin continued, writing, “What Harry & Meghan took on last night was huge. Takes tremendous courage to shine a light in the oldest & darkest corners of institutionalized racism.” He closed, writing, “I only hope that their family stays safe. @Oprah.”
It’s about race.
And when they say it’s not about race?
It’s about race.
What Harry & Meghan took on last night was huge.
Takes tremendous courage to shine a light in the oldest & darkest corners of institutionalized racism.
I only hope that their family stays safe. @Oprah
— ken olin💙 (@kenolin1) March 8, 2021
Another Twitter user makes a right royal point, referring to the scandal of Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious island. They wrote, “hear me out—instead of Meghan, we interview prince Andrew. and instead of Oprah, it’s the police.”
hear me out—instead of Meghan, we interview prince Andrew. and instead of Oprah, it’s the police
— Alice Vaughn (@RationalBlonde) March 9, 2021
Did you miss the explosive interview between Oprah and the Sussexes?
For anyone who missed Oprah with Meghan and Harry, you can still catch it. As noted by CNET, it is available to watch for free on CBS.com. The interview is also available on the CBS app for iOS and Android. However, don’t expect to find it on the CBS premium streaming service, Paramount Plus. According to a source, the streaming rights belong to Winfrey’s production company, Harpo, and not to CBS.
Fans or otherwise of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have to be relatively quick in catching the interview. Apparently, CBS will remove it in 30 days. Also bear in mind that the interview is two hours long. If that sounds a tad too grueling, CBS released several teaser clips prior to the broadcast, where readers can see snippets of the interview. A couple of the clips are included throughout this article for easy access.