Consequences of Oprah’s Meghan and Harry Interview
Only Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, know their reasons for agreeing to an interview with Oprah Winfrey. However, its consequences were unexpected.
Yes, the ratings of the scandalous couple skyrocketed at first. But a week later, Harry and Megan’s popularity plummeted. People did not see the California actress as the next Princess Diana. Quite the opposite: Markle’s complaints only angered the common people.
The most sharp-tongued netizens immediately shared their reactions to the interview: “Two millionaires complain to a billionaire about how oppressed they feel.” Experts added fuel to the flames by pointing out discrepancies in the conversation. Many got the impression that Meghan hadn’t even bothered to think through her complaints properly.GettyImages
Playing With Emotions
According to Markle, the royal family had decided before her son Archie was born not to grant him the princely title, suggesting that it was due to their concerns about the color of his skin. However, under a royal convention, only a son or grandson of the reigning monarch can be given the title and the designation His Royal Highness. Because Archie is Queen Elizabeth II’s great-grandson, he didn’t.
The royal security was not assigned to Diana’s youngest grandson for the same reason. Prince Harry’s security was removed, however, because he no longer worked for the Crown. Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she begged the royals in a letter to “keep my husband safe” because they were feeling vulnerable. When the Palace declined to fund their protection with taxpayers’ money, the Sussexes had to pay for their own security service.GettyImages
Consequences of the Interview With Oprah: Ratings of Meghan and Harry Have Dropped!
Why was it necessary to mislead the public? Experts are at a loss. Be that as it may, the interview did not add to the popularity of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. British journalists have already conducted a survey, and the results are astounding. In the week after the interview, the popularity of Prince Harry in his homeland collapsed by 15 %.
Megan’s popularity dropped even lower. Today, two-thirds of Britons have a negative attitude towards Prince Harry’s wife. The popularity of other royals has remained largely unchanged. Only the level of people’s negativity toward Prince Charles has slightly increased. Apparently, the audience found Harry’s words that his father refuses to answer his calls moving.GettyImages
Nevertheless, when talking about Prince Charles, the public is more likely to take his side over his son’s. “Yes, they had a fight. It’s sad, but it’s a family affair. However, it’s pathetic that a grown man, husband, and father, publicly complains that his parent refuses to provide for his grandson.”
Nevertheless, rumor has it that Harry and Meghan do not care about the reaction of British society to the Oprah interview. Moreover, all they wanted was to gain the support of the American public. All of the issues raised in the conversation were aimed at American society. And the desired effect has been achieved: across the pond, people pity, applaud, and admire the couple.GettyImages
Some experts now think that Harry and Meghan have simply decided to sacrifice their reputation in Britain in favor of gaining support in America. It is unlikely that dealing a blow to the British monarchy was their main goal. Note that the couple lamented the lack of support they received from the royal family yet flatly refused to name the people who caused them grief.
We are unlikely to get any specifics. After all, naming their offenders would cause even more problems for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Besides, if we believe the experts, the couple’s popularity in the United States has grown thanks to their vague accusations anyway.