As the discussion surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all interview grows, so does the criticism...
Because, as it turns out, their sit down with Oprah generated thousands of complaints.
And now one expert has weighed in as to why.
Now, Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah will be a hot talking point for a long time.
Following their controversial departure from the British monarchy, the former-royals sat down with Oprah earlier in the month to give their side of the story.
Their 2-hour-long interview aired on CBS on Sunday, March 7th...
And viewers watched on in shock as some mind-blowing allegations were made against the monarchy.
Meghan Markle was SUICIDAL and the royal family DENIED her mental health treatment, but she persevered and her openness will SAVE LIVES. 🙏🏽— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) March 8, 2021
Every 40 seconds, a person dies by suicide
It was claimed that senior members of the family had refused to get Meghan professional help when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie.
Meghan also addressed that incident with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
Headlines were made in 2018 when Meghan allegedly "made Kate cry" in a row about bridesmaids' dresses in the days before her and Harry's wedding - well, in her chat with Oprah, Meghan claimed that Kate was the one to make her cry.
Though she did stress that Kate had apologized and that she had "forgiven her."
She also addressed the ongoing issues of racism within the monarchy.
Meghan claimed an unnamed senior member of the Royal family raised "concerns" about how dark Archie's skin would be before his birth.
"In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, 'you won't be given security, not gonna be given a title' and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."
But Meghan wasn't the only one to spill the royal tea.
Prince Harry himself spoke candidly about his current relationship with his family and how he has been "financially cut off," which initially left him fearing for the future.
Harry explained that he "had to get out," though when he did he was "cut off financially" when he and Meghan needed help the most...
He also added that they've since been relying on his inheritance from Princess Diana.
"I was totally cut off financially. My family cut me off – if I didn't have what my mom left me, we wouldn't have been able to do this."
"All I wanted to do was keep my family safe."
Meghan then insisted that they never had any plans at first to quit the U.K - she said the intention was to "do this forever" and that she told the royal family to "use me as much as you like."
Later in the interview, Oprah asked how the prince thinks the late Princess Diana would have felt about the rifts that drove them to step back from the royal family.
"I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out, and very sad," Harry said, "But ultimately, all she'd ever want is for us to be happy."
Quite predictably, opinion has been well and truly divided over the interview...
Sometimes we forget that Harry and Meghan are facing a monarchy a whole establishment, that uses public money , and a tabloid empire to smear them in every continent.— whiteTeethNotRoyalist (@whiteteeth75) March 14, 2021
These 2 are doing GREAT.
David against Goliath 2.0
With a vast majority feeling sympathetic for Harry and Meghan over what they've allegedly endured in the last few years.
But on the other hand...
Another lie exposed, they're coming thick and fast: https://t.co/lImQ73Dw33— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2021
People have been slamming the pair for agreeing to take part in Oprah's interview and have even been brandishing them as "liars"... Including Piers Morgan, who actually resigned from his job on Good Morning Britain after bosses ordered him to apologize for saying he didn't believe Meghan's mental health claims.
Others have pointed out Harry's "tone-deaf" comment about being cut-off financially from the royal family...
Agreed. People think because they have money, they both, in particular Meghan should be grateful and never reveal problems they encounter. I have heard complaints - Harry is wealthy so why does he care if his dad cut him off. As if having money stops the hurt of family betrayal.— Angela Sheldon (@QueenbeeAxs) March 12, 2021
"Harry is wealthy so why does he care if his dad cut him off?"
And some have slammed the pair as "disrespectful."
I don’t have an issue with Harry and Meghan making the decision to step away from royal life but they way the have gone about it is disrespectful— Tricky (@Whittington1971) March 11, 2021
While most don't have an issue with the couple stepping away from royal duties, their way of doing it has ruffled many feathers.
The backlash has been vicious, to say the least...
Sky News reported that a survey conducted among 1,664 British respondents found that forty-eight percent had a more negative view of Prince Harry following the interview, while only thirty-one percent had a positive opinion of Meghan.
But now, to slander the couple's reputations even further...
New figures have been released that show the staggering number of formal complaints received during the interview's airtime over in the United Kingdom.
Clearly, the Brits weren't too impressed with what they were hearing.
Oprah with Meghan and Harry was the second most complained show within a 2-week period, the UK's communications regulator, OFCOM, has claimed.
From Tuesday, March 2nd to Tuesday, March 15th, OFCOM received 4,398 complaints.
That's a lot of disgruntled monarchists.
The only show to beat it was Good Morning Britain...
Which received 57,121 complaints about Piers Morgan's coverage of the interview.
Now, one royal expert has weighed in.
Offering his viewpoint as to how Meghan got her interview wrong.
"Some of the things that were said in the interview by Meghan like the fact that she said she knew nothing about the royals," Arthur Edwards said.
"In 1996 she was sitting by the railings outside with a friend watching Trooping of the Colour."
"You can't tell me that she didn't know anything about the royals."
"She did, she knew about Harry and watched him at the funeral as Harry walked behind his mother's coffin."
"So, that was something I think mislead the American public a wee bit."
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