Here Are The Best Tweets From The Meghan Markle and Oprah Interview

Published on March 9, 2021

Unless you’ve been logged off for the last several days, odds are you’re as invested in the Royal Family drama going on as—well, anyone else. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah recently for a tell-all interview that aired on CBS on Sunday night in the United States. In the interview, Meghan and Harry revealed a lot of shocking scandals about the way she was treated as a senior member of the Royal Family after marrying Harry in 2018. Twitter reacted to the interview as one would expect, dropping major contextual insight into the historic nature of the interview and what it represents for the Royal Family moving forward and contributing some great memes in the process. Here are my favorites:

It was no secret that the interview would be monumental even before it was aired on television. Many long speculated that Markle was being vilified in the press over her race long before she and Harry left their duties as senior members of the Royal Family in 2020, but the details were what people were ultimately waiting for. Many anticipated that the interview would be a vindicating moment for Meghan, and that it would air a lot of the institutionalized racism attached to the Monarchy that still exists today.

The interview began by discussing the disparity between how Meghan is treated in the press compared to how Kate Middleton is treated, and many commented on how it echoes a greater sentiment toward how Black women are often treated in comparison to white women.

Meghan then talked about her mental health, particularly during and after her pregnancy with her son Archie, and how the Royal Family failed to protect her when she sought professional help. Many people connected the similarities between Meghan’s story and Princess Diana’s—noting that, for both women, their tour in Australia seemed to be a pivotal moment in the downfall of their mental health and safety within the institution of the Royal Family. Some even drew comparisons between Meghan’s interview and the 1995 tell-all interview that Diana did with Martin Bashir.

Once it was revealed that someone within the Royal Family allegedly expressed concern over how dark Archie’s complexion would be, Twitter reacted in awe.

Everyone quickly began speculating who it was that made the comments about Archie’s skin. Oprah later revealed that it was not the Queen or Prince Philip, leading everyone to assume it was either Prince Charles or Prince William after Harry revealed that his relationship with both his father and brother is still strained.

And, finally, many people are urging others not to give in to the bait coming from some of Twitter’s more notable contrarians, as it only perpetuates their platform.

Julia Sachs is a former Managing Editor at Grit Daily. She covers technology, social media and disinformation. She is based in Utah and before the pandemic she liked to travel.

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