The exclusive and explosive interview of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Oprah Winfrey was full of revelations. It was the couple's first interview since stepping out of the royal circle and they made several astonishing disclosures which left the viewers amazed. While the interview flowed with no questions off-limits format, Meghan spoke about the harrowing discussions the royal family had about the skin colour of their unborn son, constant media glare and the public pitting her against Kate Middleton and how losing royal protection and associated pressures led her to suicidal thoughts. If these revelations were startling, it got even bizarre when Harry joined in. He said how his own father Prince Charles started screening his calls when the couple decided to leave the royal family.
The interview did create quite a storm and the excitement on social media was quite palpable. It generated a huge buzz on social media and users took to Twitter to express their reactions which ranged from disgust and shock to awe in the form of memes and jokes. Here are some of the funniest memes that came out of the most watched interview of the interview so far:
One user posted a photo of tiles in ascending heights to mock the British monarchy.
Another used a shade card to mock the royal family ‘judging Archie’.
A third used a photo of a person with their arms over their head to show the state of ‘royal family PR team’ after the interview.
Few created memes using screenshots of the interview, including one of Harry claiming goblins are hidden in a mine under Buckingham Palace.
One user tweeted a GIF of Muppets character Kermit the Frog working furiously on a typewriter, describing him as a screenwriter on the show.
Many also brought up ‘The Crown’, wrote that the interview was set to inspire even more seasons of the hit Netflix series.
One creative Twitterati used a video clip to express how the producers of The Crown series will be reacting post the interview.
Oprah's expressions also spawned memes.
Harry and Meghan, officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, unloaded on the rest of the royal family in the two-hour blockbuster with Oprah on Sunday, discussing suicidal thoughts, racism and what the burden of tradition. Meghan said her son Archie, now aged one, had been denied the title of prince because there were concerns within the royal family "about how dark his skin might be when he's born".
"That was relayed to me from Harry, those were conversations that family had with him," Meghan recounted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on CBS late on Sunday. Meghan declined to say who had aired such concerns, as did Harry. Winfrey later told CBS that Harry had said it was not Queen Elizabeth or her husband Philip. Harry said his family had cut them off financially and his father Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, had let him down and refused to take his calls at one point.
Buckingham Palace was not expected to give an immediate response to the interview, which aired in the early hours of Monday morning in Britain. The two-hour broadcast was the most anticipated royal interview since Harry's late mother Princess Diana shared intimate details of her failed marriage to Charles in 1995, denting the heir's reputation and the family's standing in the eyes of the British public. Nearly three years since her star-studded wedding in Windsor Castle, Meghan described some unidentified members of the royal household as brutal, mendacious and guilty of racist remarks.