It was the interview that Americans couldn't take their eyes off. Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, revealed the truth behind their departure from the monarchy was due to Buckingham Palace's refusal to help protect the couple against a torrent of racist attacks that flooded them with death threats.
Meghan revealed that things were so bad at one point that as an expecting mother she was ready to harm herself or commit suicide. Harry explained that he would come home from working to find his sobbing wife breast feeding their baby after Archie was born. The couple begged the palace, which they called The Institution and "the Firm," for help even for mental health professionals but were denied.
Over and over the couple said that they did everything that they could to hide from the press, at one point Meghan said she didn't leave the grounds but twice in four months. Still, the tabloids had decided that Meghan was the enemy and the palace refused to do anything to fight back.
They decided that they had no other option but to leave the UK and set out on their own. Given the British press is still fanning the racism and hate against Meghan, the couple spoke out in an hours-long interview with Oprah Winfrey that will continue Monday morning on CBS.
For now, some Brits who are still awake are raging, but the Americans are celebrating it as another win against the once-foreign overlord of the colonies. Others are learning for the first time that the British are just as racist as the U.S.
See the tweets below:
ONCE AGAIN AMERICA WILL DEFEAT THE BRITISH MONARCHY BY SPILLING TEA— Gabrielle Cornish (@Gabrielle Cornish)1615168668.0
They told me the UK wasn’t as racist as America. The Blokes LIED— Gilbert (@Gilbert)1615175567.0
@ecjadoff i take no pleasure in saying it but america must be ready to drop bombs on the UK to defend meghan’s honor— treebird (@treebird)1615175411.0
https://t.co/LcpHXJozjX— Tim O'Brien (@Tim O'Brien)1615173965.0
Looks like the UK needs a little good ole fashion “America liberating countries from tyrants" action
— Chris🥸Purdy (@itsapurdy) March 8, 2021
Black Twitter, Irish Twitter, and Gay Twitter have united and declared war on British Twitter. Any other Twitters w… https://t.co/PcY2Gh9TLX— sockruhtese (@sockruhtese)1615187084.0
The Royal Family had an issue with race in 2021 but not Prince Andrew’s pedophilia... "Deep within us all is a nee… https://t.co/VmGAZRZUY6— Oliver Jose (@Oliver Jose)1615201856.0
Why tf are trump supporters defending the royal family? It’s the consistently being on the wrong side of history fo… https://t.co/ABfru0jK9F— TATIANNA (@TATIANNA)1615190100.0
Imagine a woman publicly announcing she felt suicidal and almost the entire British media and half the country call… https://t.co/qfJl0oH70S— The Trials of Arturo (@The Trials of Arturo)1615209665.0
How Black Twitter pullin up to Buckingham Palace with Meghan #BlackTwitter #HarryandMeghanonOprah https://t.co/kuU0QzBYq9— ✨BLACK REIGN✨ (@✨BLACK REIGN✨)1615180464.0
Time to overthrow the monarchy a second time. We ride at Dawn. #HarryandMeghanonOprah https://t.co/PzsV9cz2GW— nah (@nah)1615177501.0
British twitter about to find out what it means when a black person says "I called my cousins." #BlackTwitter assem… https://t.co/CoPJXGrPEZ— M. Belly (@M. Belly)1615187782.0
American Twitter protecting #MeghanMarkle when the Brits wake up #HarryandMeghanonOprah https://t.co/rPw47lv08L— Jeff (@Jeff)1615185331.0
Black Twitter is on British twitter ass😂 #OprahMeghanHarry #HarryandMeghanonOprah https://t.co/UrauSZdCeR— Duchess Meghan Markle ➐ (@Duchess Meghan Markle ➐)1615212226.0
A descendant of an enslaved African provided food, shelter & security for a disposed grandson of the Queen of Engla… https://t.co/GagR2XBm2x— Diana Eromosele (@Diana Eromosele)1615177358.0
Me on my way to British Twitter to destroy the British media and defend Meghan Markle #HarryandMeghanonOprah https://t.co/qyTH00pvOI— Devin Bonner (@Devin Bonner)1615176375.0
So while Meghan was pregnant, they decide to change the rules and protocols so their child who would be the first f… https://t.co/8z4SVP5Wma— Natasha K. (@Natasha K.)1615180496.0
black twitter worldwide formation to fight injustice, the british press, MAGA twitter, brexit twitter, boris johnso… https://t.co/xm9OvWMKL0— Mat (@Mat)1615178335.0
Prince Charles set Camilla’s children up with trust funds when he married the home wrecker, but stripped HIS son an… https://t.co/lxdM1pgqYF— Ru Lou (@Ru Lou)1615177279.0
Just know Meghan Markle taught herself how to be a Duchess. She didn’t have any tutors on royal life and when she d… https://t.co/C1ciOCFqwh— TV Fanatic👑⚜️ (@TV Fanatic👑⚜️)1615193409.0
I don’t think the British Monarchy or tabloids have purchased enough bots to battle Black Twitter. They aint ready. #HarryandMeghanonOprah— Serious “Openly” Black 😷 (@Serious “Openly” Black 😷)1615180285.0
It’s almost worse for the royal family that they didn’t confirm who made the comment about Archie’s skin colour bec… https://t.co/xIqV43MXx0— Jason Okundaye (@Jason Okundaye)1615196892.0
I think there is something to be said for the fact that Prince Charles is 72 and the Queen STILL is like... He’s… https://t.co/La1JKRiZGd— April (@April)1615183471.0
For anyone who dares to say the royal family isn't racist, Princess Michael of Kent showed up to a dinner where she… https://t.co/fCSVJgraXO— Julieth🌻 (@Julieth🌻)1615184965.0
We usually wanna flee America to get away, but for Megan and Harry to flee UK into USA, means it must be fucked out… https://t.co/y5SdtYXcV4— georgio.r (@georgio.r)1615173244.0