It’s the tell-all that the world is waiting with baited breath to watch – former royals Meghan and Harry’s no-holds barred interview with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey…
Set to air this coming Sunday, the explosive trailer has teased details about information never publicly revealed before – like why the couple chose to leave the Royal Family permanently, and the insinuation that the move was forced upon them.
Oprah – who hailed the interview as her “best one yet” (according to BFF Gayle King) is heard describing the couple’s version of events as “almost unsurvivable”.
She also asks the couple; “Were you silent or were you silenced?” and promised the audience that “no subject is off limits”
Gayle King on the forthcoming “Oprah with Meghan & Harry” special:
“I’ve heard from reliable sources—this is Oprah talking—that it’s the best interview she’s ever done. I think that’s saying something!”
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) February 26, 2021
And so it came as no surprise that the 30 second CBS clip sent the Internet, and social media, into meltdown mode, with many salivating at what lay in store come 7 March…
i will be on time for meghan and harry’s interview with oprah
— king crissle (@crissles) March 1, 2021
That Harry and Meghan interview….. yeah they finna light some sht up I have to support pic.twitter.com/lmhJDALUU5
— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@itskeyon) March 1, 2021
I can’t wait for the Oprah x Meghan and Harry interview
— Charity (@charity_vimbai) March 1, 2021
But not everybody was impressed with the teaser trailer…
A number of tweeps expressed their anger and disapproval that the bombshell interview would go ahead whilst Prince Harry’s paternal grandfather Prince Philip lay sick in a London hospital bed.
— Richard Eden (@richardaeden) March 1, 2021
Prince Philip watching the Meghan and Harry interview from hospital pic.twitter.com/6esbfp4cGL
— Jo Frost’s Naughty Step (@supernannyreact) March 2, 2021
It would be appropriate to postpone out of respect for Prince Philip’s illness, but when has this been a concern to these two? And of course no subject off limits! O is a friend who’ll ensure a soft interview, allowing MM to put her side without challenge https://t.co/1f5umumj82
— Roccosmum(@RoccoHowat1) March 1, 2021
Piers Morgan – a long-time critic of Meghan -also publically called out the couple for seeking out “endless self promotion”, whilst verbalising their desire for privacy
The infamous media personality wrote in a column for MailOnline; “They’ve been engaged in a furious indignant war against news organizations, especially the British press, complaining about intrusion and inaccuracy, and filing lawsuits to protect their privacy.
“I’ve watched all this with increasing disdain and repeatedly ridiculed their obvious double standards and extraordinarily arrogant desire to want to have their privacy cake and eat it as they exploit their royal status for huge financial gain”.
It takes a staggering degree of narcissism to play hard-done-by victims from your Californian mansion as the world reels from a pandemic & Prince Philip lies seriously ill in hospital. The only service Meghan and Harry know is self-service.https://t.co/HB7t0P5i4D pic.twitter.com/8kt9WdHax5
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 1, 2021
Some also echoed Piers’s sentiments by agreeing to boycott the interview…
I’ve decided to respect Harry and Meghan’s request for privacy by not watching their Oprah interview.
— Byron Kaye (@byronkaye) March 1, 2021
On the flipside, a number of tweeps showed their support to the couple, who are expecting their second child, and called out the press and public for their attack against them
This vitriol being shown to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is so, so uncomfortable. I’m convinced the British Public became convinced that Harry was their son after watching him at Diana’s funeral, because they’re treating Markle like they’re jealous mother-in-laws.
— James Green (@jamesg_review) March 1, 2021
It was always obvious and I’ve said it so many times, Harry and Meghan ran for their lives, as the knives were out for them from within the PALACE (I hope they emphasise this). He couldn’t afford to let history repeat itself. May God be with them and keep them safe
— Naima (@Naima50001623) March 1, 2021
I hope Meghan and Prince Harry do what Princess Diana never got the chance to and hammer the final nail into the coffin of the monarchy.
— J. (@HoldMyHaLo) March 1, 2021
Will you be watching?