Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey was billed as the interview of the year, and it did not disappoint. In fact, it might be the death knell for the royal family. (Can you IMAGINE? Lizzie would shit a brick, or at the very least, a clotted cream scone.)
As well as some fluffy revelations (Meghan and Harry were married in secret before the royal wedding! They’re having a baby girl!), Meghan made some gut-wrenching confessions, including that at one point she felt close to suicide.
She spoke quite candidly about “the Firm” (a somewhat derogatory term for the royal family and institution) and its inability – or unwillingness – to protect her.
Some of the biggest revelations include:
- Concerns were raised over “how dark” Meghan and Harry’s child would be.
- Harry has been cut off financially since mid-2020, and only has the money his mother, Princess Diana, left him.
- Prince Charles stopped taking Harry’s calls (although they’re now talking again).
- Meghan believed she would be protected by the royal family, but was not.
This piece was going to be a light-hearted round up of Twitter reactions to the interview, but instead, it’s mostly people ready to overthrow the entire British monarchy.
Here’s one funny one for ya:
if meghan didn’t google prince harry you can close all 14 tabs dedicated to your hinge match
— Astead (@AsteadWH) March 8, 2021
And now, the rest. The Americans are ready to throw another tea party.
Oprah just woke up one day and was like “you know what, I’m bored. Lemme take down the British monarchy”
— George M Johnson (Garçon) (@IamGMJohnson) March 8, 2021
Me this morning: I have zero interest in anything monarchy-related but I’ll probably watch the interview
Me 20 minutes in: I will fucking fight the queen
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) March 8, 2021
Half my timeline is ready to abolish the Commonwealth TOMORROW
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) March 8, 2021
Naw, tonight. We rolling out TONIGHT. https://t.co/AULeJN59FQ
— Wendi C. Thomas (@wendi_c_thomas) March 8, 2021
meghan markle living out the gay fantasy of spilling all the family tea to oprah
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) March 8, 2021
Ah so Harry is telling us that if the press turns on the monarchy, they are done for?? #OprahMeghanHarry pic.twitter.com/2eyp1jg160
— Kelechi (@kelechnekoff) March 8, 2021
The monarchy is repulsive. This began as a dishy watch but it’s gotten genuinely upsetting. Also, Oprah is such a good interviewer.
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) March 8, 2021
Abolish the damn monarchy. Dismantle that shit. Today. Right now. God bless Meghan Markle for getting out.
— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) March 8, 2021
— Dana Schwartz – on hiatus (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 8, 2021
“Colonial undertones” HARRY, your family INVENTED colonialism
— sarah hagi (@KindaHagi) March 8, 2021
ONCE AGAIN AMERICA WILL DEFEAT THE BRITISH MONARCHY BY SPILLING TEA
— Gabrielle Cornish (@gcornish91) March 8, 2021
the royal family tonight: pic.twitter.com/p6iqg7Hi52
— Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) March 8, 2021
I think we all knew when Suits first premiered that it would eventually topple the British Monarchy.
— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) March 8, 2021
And, of course, some tweets about how the Queen – whom Harry and Meghan said they still get along with – will be reacting when she wakes up and smells the shit.
queen elizabeth on red table talk by wednesday
— Desus MFing Nice💯 (@desusnice) March 8, 2021
“hi guys, lotta rumours on the timeline tonight so i just wanted to go live to share some truths” pic.twitter.com/eS3WLKDIYT
— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 8, 2021