All the major British news networks and newspapers led with wall-to-wall coverage of the CBS special.
Britain’s notorious tabloid press was apoplectic with rage towards Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday night.
In the two-hour CBS primetime special Oprah With Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex laid bare the inner workings of the royal family and outlined the reasons why they stepped away from royal duty and moved to the U.S. In amongst the host of news-worthy revelations, Markle revealed that she had contemplated suicide over the press attacks and racism she faced, that the royal family had concerns about the color of their son’s skin and that Prince Charles does not return Prince Harry’s calls.
The full interview is set to air in the U.K. on Monday evening local time on ITV, but with the interview airing on Sunday in the U.S. it quickly became the number one trending topic on social media in Britain and all the major news networks and newspapers led with wall-to-wall coverage.
After dismissing the interview as a “sideshow” in the days leading up to Sunday, The Daily Mail devoted well over twenty stories related to the special on its website on Monday morning. In blanket coverage it usually reserves for a Royal Wedding, The Daily Mail raced to post photo galleries, analysis, news articles and reaction to the interview with stories that featured long rambling headlines such as “Meghan makes sensational claim that Royals banned Archie from being a Prince because of concerns over how ‘DARK’ he would be and told her he would get no police protection but Harry refuses to reveal who made racist remark” and “‘I was trapped until I met Meg, I just didn’t know it’: Harry says he feels sorry for William and Charles who can never escape and reveals his father stopped taking his calls during Megxit”
The Daily Mail’s physical front page featured an all-caps headline “MEGHAN ACCUSES PALACE OF RACISM” alongside a closely cropped picture of Markle’s face.
The Daily Mail and its sister publication The Mail on Sunday have been particularly virulent in their coverage of the Sussexes, the latter paper was recently ordered by a British judge to publish a front-page statement declaring Markle’s victory in her copyright claim against the newspaper over its publication of a letter to her estranged father.
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, another long-time and very public critic of Markle, opened his show by repeatedly suggesting that Prince Harry had “spray-gunned” his family with the revelatory interview and that is was “so disloyal.” “He’s been spray-gunning his entire family on global TV as Prince Phillip lies in hospital,” said Morgan, adding, “I see right through them,” and that “Prince Charles has been bankrolling that couple for the last 5 years.”
“America is trashing our country and trashing our monarchy now,” Morgan said.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter