At the height of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, the couple shared shocking details about the royal family, garnering epic reactions on Twitter.
Oprah Winfrey’s highly-anticipated interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Sunday, stirred a rampage on Twitter.
The royal couple spilled some royal tea concerning their lives as senior royals, including moves By the royal family to silence the “Suits” alum, and possibly subject her to the same fate as the late Princess Diana.
One of the Sussexes’ shocking revelations targeted the racism within the royal family, specifically directed at Markle and Archie.
Meghan Markle revealed to Oprah Winfrey that most members of the royal family expressed concerns about their son, Prince Archie’s skin tone even before his birth. This drew angry reactions from Netizens. One wrote:
“Shame on the royal family for not bestowing the same respect on Meghan’s child because of the color of his skin.”
Meghan also disclosed conversations within the royal family about whether or not the then-unborn prince would be entitled to a title or security. According to her, Harry let her in on those conversations during her pregnancy, further toying with her psychological state.
Most netizens tried to process Markles’ admission that the family turned their backs on her when she expressed concerns over her mental health. Many created a parallel to Princess Diana’s similar experience several years ago.
American reporter, Morgan Radford, commended the mother of one for the impactful interview. She went on to remind everyone who watched it to take home one of the Duchess’s important lessons.
CNN reporter Faith Karimi also took to Twitter to sympathize with the couple’s harrowing experiences. She reflected on some would-have-been pointers for the public to realize something was wrong even before the royal step back. Her tweet read:
“Prince Harry was clutching Meghan Markle’s hand at some events. And we were all thinking how in love they were. Turns out she went through a period when she did not want to be alive.”
Despite the magnitude of the shocking revelation and its resulting frenzy, some netizens tried to make light of the situation, sharing hilarious memes. Others simply expressed gratitude that the Duchess survived the daunting experience and “was still here” in the end.
Notably, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s lives as senior royals were not all ripples and turbulence. The couple recounted one of the sweetest highlights of their relationship, dropping the shocking bombshell that they wedded secretly three days before their vastly-publicized royal wedding.
While many expressed happiness that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry managed to find a silver lining amid their tragic experience, some Twitter users expressed displeasure. One noted with disdain that the couple went overboard by spending taxpayers’ money on an unnecessary show-off wedding.
Notwithstanding, the royal sweethearts managed to prove to the world that their reasons for stepping back as senior royal went beyond what the British press projected.