British and American viewers have mixed reactions to Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Americans praised the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their ‘bravery’ and ‘honesty’ while those in the UK called on the couple to lose their rank for being ‘disrespectful’ to the Royal family.
During the tell-all interview, Meghan claimed that Kate Middleton made her cry before she tied the knot with Harry over flower girl dresses.
Harry said his father Prince Charles stopped taking his calls when he started “taking matters into his own hands.”
Viewers took to social media calling on the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes to be stripped of their rank, with Piers Morgan describing the interview as “absolutely disgraceful betrayal of the Queen.”
“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,” Piers wrote on Twitter.
“Harry wants America and the rest of the world to hate his own family, hate the Monarchy and hate his country. I suggest everyone waits for the victims of his wife’s rampage to have their say on her outlandish claims before they do so.”
But many of Meghan’s friends rallied behind her.
Serena Williams described the former actress as a “selfless friend” who “teaches me every day what it means to be truly noble.”
“Her words illustrate the pain and cruelty she’s experienced,” Williams tweeted. “I know first hand the sexism and racism institutions and the media use to vilify women and people of color to minimize us, to break us down and demonize us. We must recognize our obligation to decry malicious, unfounded gossip and tabloid journalism.”
US poet Amanda Gorman also wrote: “Meghan is living the life Diana should have, if only those around her had been as brave as she was. Meghan isn’t living a life without pain, but a life without a prison.”
But outraged viewers called on Meghan and Harry to be stripped of their rank, with one writing: “The Queen needs to strip Harry & Meghan of their titles, remove Harry from the succession, ban them from all State events and deny them any financial support. The family should cut them off. Harry doesn’t care about his family at all. Meghan only cares about attention and money.”
Another wrote: “Has Meghan just basically called the Royal Family racist? She’s proper trying to stir the pot in this interview isn’t she, that’s Harry’s family. Personally, I think Harry and Meghan’s titles need to be removed. They have gone too far with this.”
A third added: “I also feel that both Harry and Meghan should indeed be stripped of their Royal Titles and all benefits associated therewith. End.”
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