Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Infamous Interview to Oprah Booed at TV Awards, Report Says
“When we were separated in lockdown, television connected us. It kept us informed. It kept us entertained. It provided essential company. It provided comfort and camaraderie. At momentous events, millions of us gathered around our television sets to share those moments together. Television truly united us", said Sir Trevor McDonald while announcing the segment.
"When the clip came up of Meghan there were boos from the audience. Some shouted out and there was laughing. There were a few embarrassed faces but sadly Meghan was obviously not too popular on the night."
Incidentally, Piers Morgan, who has been a constant critic of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, was also booed by the audience when a clip featuring him was shown on screen.
They 'Pressed Nuclear Button' on Buckingham Palace
Meghan Markle, whose mother is Black, hinted that one member of the family had concerns about the potentially dark skin of her firstborn Archie. She claimed she was denied help by the royal staff when she felt suicidal and didn’t want to live anymore. The Duchess said she lost her freedom after becoming royal and accused the Palace of perpetuating falsehoods against her and Prince Harry.
The Duke of Sussex in his turn revealed that his father Prince Charles reportedly cut him off financially after the two decided to step down from senior roles in the family. Harry said he was saddened that no member of the family had condemned the racist treatment of Meghan by the UK press.
These and other allegations prompted severe criticism of the royal family, while the Sussexes received widespread support from celebrities and high-profile people around the world.
However, there were those who criticized the couple for what they described as an attack on the royal family, which royal insiders described as the Sussexes pressing “the nuclear button” on Buckingham Palace.
Meanwhile, critics have suggested that there were inconsistencies in the claims.
Meghan Markle alleged that the Palace deliberately changed the rules so that their firstborn son Archie wouldn’t be given the title of prince. However, according to the 1917 decree of King George V, the great-grandchildren of the monarch are no longer called princes and princesses, except for the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales – in this case Prince George, the eldest child of Prince William, Harry’s elder brother.
Critics have also drawn attention to other allegations made by the royals, which they claimed proved they were false.