In what is sure to go down as one of the most shocking royal interviews of all time, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey has officially aired and Twitter had plenty to say.
And while the tell-all has only just broadcast in Australia, the informational bombshells have been dropping online all day in line with the U.S.’ airing of the special, with a number of explosive revelations from the Sussexes’ side of the story finally being made public—ones that follow tabloid headlines propagating rumours of Meghan’s “alleged” bullying of palace staff during her time as a working royal.
Speaking to the talk show doyenne, the couple, who now live in Los Angeles, revealed that they were practically forced to flee the U.K. and step down as senior royals for Meghan’s mental health as “The Firm” perpetuated falsehoods about them and would not permit her to seek medical attention for her mental health. They also opened up about a conversation in which the royal family privately discussed “how dark” their one-year-old son Archie’s “skin” was going to be before he was born, and that despite previous false rumours, it was actually Kate Middleton who made Meghan cry ahead of the royal wedding, as well as how their present situation mimics that of the late Princess Diana. On a happier note, the couple also revealed that they are having a girl!
Naturally, reactions online were vast and varied, with many Twitter users expressing their frustration over the British Monarchy’s treatment of Meghan, the racist targeting Meghan has endured at the hands of press since joining the royal family, and so much more.
Scroll on to see just some of the reactions to Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview below.