Oprah Winfrey backlash: Meghan and Harry tell-all chat hit with more than 6,000 complaints


OPRAH WINFREY has faced a backlash over her interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry about their decision to leave the UK and step down as senior working members of the Royal Family.

The interview is now one of the most complained about interviews with 6,203 people complaining to Ofcom.

257 people have complained in the past week as many catch up on the chat on demand.

Following a series of shocking claims made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Buckingham Palace issued a rare response.

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Oprah Winfrey backlash: Meghan and Harry tell-all chat hit with more than 6000 complaints (Image: ITV • GETTY)


The message on behalf of the Queen read: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.

“Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

Prince William also responded to claims made about Archie’s skin colour.

Just days after the interview, William told Sky News: “We are very much not a racist family.”

He added: “No, I haven’t spoken to him yet but I will do.”

Prince William and Harry came face to face at the funeral for Prince Philip at the weekend – the first time they have seen each other since the interview was broadcast.

It was recently reported Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview could stop Prince Charles becoming King.

Royal author Anna Pasternak claimed they have “sparked” a conversation which could “topple” the “institution”.

“I’m not 100 percent sure that we will see Charles ascend to the throne,” she told Vanity Fair.

“The Sussexes have sparked something so fundamentally incendiary in this country that it is changing the face of Britain, and I think the monarchy as an archaic institution may well topple.”

She added public opinion is now more favourable toward Prince William becoming King.

“There is such a groundswell of public opinion against [Charles] that it’s deemed by the firm preferable for William to ascend then because he’s younger, more relatable,” Anna commented.

Prince Harry and Meghan now live in Montecito, California and are expecting their second child together.