Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey has caught everyone’s attention and stunned viewers with the bombshell revelations about the British Royal Family, ranging from mental health issues to accusations of racism against their son, Archie.

The interview has also further polarized both the supporters and ‘haters’ of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. So much so that the internet is chock full of passionate comments praising and denouncing the 2-hour special. Some have been sharing their views in an easily-digestible format that the internet is more used to—short reactions and memes.

Bored Panda has collected some of the most interesting reactions for you to look through, dear Readers. Make sure you upvote the ones you agree with as you scroll down. And we know that the topic is sensitive, dear Pandas, so remember to be civil to those that share a different point of view than yours in the comments.

Mike Sington, an LA-based entertainment and celebrity expert, told Bored Panda that Prince Harry and Meghan will be even more welcome in the United States now that the interview has aired. "The interview made them ‘real people’, which allowed us to see their vulnerabilities. Your heart couldn’t help but break for them. And Meghan is an American, so for her, she’s returning home."

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

Truthfully, this needs to be much higher, BP. He's a flipping pedo, ffs.

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Akalvin
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Thumbs up for this brilliant comment! Love it!

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

I mean, really.

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In Mike's opinion, the interview might help Harry mend his relationship with his father and brother. "If they watched it, they’ll see what he went through, and everything will make more sense. Also, you could see the hurt Harry felt when he spoke about his father and brother. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they reached out to him as a result of the interview."

The expert also addressed some people's criticism that Harry and Meghan have nothing to complain about. "The ‘you can’t complain because your rich’ complaint is common, and old, and needs to be retired. Rich people can suffer from mental issues, racism, and family and work problems as much as anyone. I didn’t see Harry and Meghan as complaining at all, I saw them as two real people telling their story. A story, by the way, we the audience wanted to hear. Especially evident if you look at the massive worldwide viewership of the interview."

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Julia Atkinson
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2 months ago

I hope she succeeds

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

Deep. Not everyone will get that.

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Natalia
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2 months ago

I laughed more than I should have 😂😂😂

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Among some of the shocking revelations was Meghan opening up about how she contemplated suicide and how she allegedly received no help from Buckingham Palace. She felt alone, isolated, and hounded by the press.

Meanwhile, she also said that an unknown member of the Royal Family (though definitely not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh) raised concerns about Archie’s skin color.

In Harry’s opinion, both his brother and father were “trapped within the system” of Buckingham Palace. His father also allegedly hasn’t been answering his calls since early 2020 when Harry was financially cut off. However, despite the hardships, Prince Harry wants to mend his relationship with his family. The one piece of good news that brightened up an otherwise candid but emotionally-draining spectacle was that Archie will have a baby sister, due in the summer.

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

Take a long walk off a short Pier, Piers.

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

Idyllic, but I get the point. Hard to feel sorry for sad rich-as-fawk people.

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

Blood is thicker than water, or in their terms a pedophile trumps a black woman.

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Harry and Meghan shared with Oprah that they had a private marriage ceremony in their “backyard” just three days before their public wedding in May 2018. The private ceremony was led by none other than the Archbishop of Canterbury.

In an earlier interview with Bored Panda, Mike Sington, who is known as Hollywood’s Ultimate Insider, shared his insights about what happened, what comes next, and whether there’s any chance to unify the extremely polarized camps.

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

LOL!!!

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

Dan!! So great

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kasa alex
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2 months ago

To be fair, I did love her on that show

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Calling the couple’s interview with Oprah “stunning, shocking, raw, candid, and even heart-breaking,” Mike said that there were plenty of shocking revelations. Chief among them was the claim that “there were concerns within the palace about how dark Archie’s skin would be.” He added that this is a revelation that he has a hard time getting past.

In Mike’s mind, there’s no doubt that the Royal Family will respond because the fallout from the interview is going to be “intense” and far-reaching. “They were basically accused of causing mental health issues, racism, loneliness, suicidal thoughts, and security and safety concerns," the celeb expert pointed out to Bored Panda.

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

Sweet Diana.

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Ann Golub
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2 months ago

lol

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
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2 months ago

Diana will always save the day, even in death.

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Mike is aware that there are two sides to each and every story, but he believes that the interview will get more support for Harry and Meghan than the opposite. “The public was yearning to know ‘what happened?’ Well now we know, and the reasons for why they fled make much more sense. They literally fled to save their lives,” he shared.

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elStiJneriNO
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2 months ago

season 7 is writing itself

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Lisa Laberge
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2 months ago

Yeah I was like: he ain't gonna tell you, he was born into keeping secrets

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Koto
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2 months ago

They welcomed her with open arms, didn't they?

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However, the topic is extremely polarizing. Mike doesn’t believe that Harry and Meghan’s supporters and haters will come together and call for a ceasefire. (You only have to take a look at the comments on pretty much any British or American online news outlet’s articles about the interview and you’ll see just how heated things can get.)

“The two camps have dug in and dug in hard. The interview will only serve to polarize the two camps more, and I already see it’s being amplified more and more on social media right now," the expert explained to Bored Panda.

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miss miss
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2 months ago

Yes she did

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kasa alex
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2 months ago

'Might have' a mixed race baby?

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Cora Fields
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2 months ago

I'm sorry...what?

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However, Mike hopes that the interview will make some things clearer to the Duke and Duchess’ critics. "I’m only hoping the interview will bring some understanding to the haters who didn’t understand why they ‘turned their back’ on the Royal Family. I would think anyone with any compassion would have a better understanding of what they went through, and the motives of love and survival shouldn’t be questioned."

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
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2 months ago

Exactly why he’s in his 70’s, and dear old mum refuses to die just so he won’t get the crown.

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Ann Golub
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2 months ago

why?

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kasa alex
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2 months ago

Not just journalism - any career that involves in depth interview (as an anthropologist I also found it very interesting observing Oprah's style)

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The polarization is deep indeed. One side, which includes celebrities like model Chrissy Teigen and Meghan’s on-screen husband Patrick J. Adams (you might know him better as Mike Ross from the hit TV show ‘Suits’), has stepped in to show support for the couple and has lobbed criticism at the Royal Family.

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Mohsie Supposie
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2 months ago

Oprah is Oprah.

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Total scab.

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Can we skip to that episode straight? I can't wait

The other side, including the very same British tabloids that Harry and Meghan have accused of racism and forcing them to leave the UK, believes that the interview was ‘self-serving’ and a way to curate their public image to their advantage. In their opinion, the couple isn’t being genuine and chiefly has financial concerns on their mind. What’s more, some critics think that just because the couple is wealthy (despite being cut off by the Palace), they have no reason to complain about mental health or other issues.

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Koto
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2 months ago

Well, to be fair, she hung around longer

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

I'm so there for it.

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago

Correct

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But what do you think, dear Pandas? Which side of the fence are you on? How do you think the Royal Family will respond to the interview having been aired in the US on Sunday and in the UK on Monday? Share your thoughts below.

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Kakofonyx
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2 months ago

Word!

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Kharyss
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They should both stop asking for support from the British public and fade into obscurity. But he has no discernible skills and her dubious talent as an actor won’t even pay the utilities on their new house. So they’re going to milk this for every penny her money grubbing little fingers can get hold of.

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Lorelai Purvis
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2 months ago

this takes me back to the days... when we learned about the Revolutionary War in class

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Diddlybop
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2 months ago

Bitch I love this movie

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

It’s not the Queen though. Both Harry and Meghan get on well with the Queen as mentioned in the interview. It is the whole institution that is the problem, which is not just one person.

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N G
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2 months ago

Racism is bad. Photoshopping racism into a photo is humorous . I don't understand why asking about skin colour is taboo. Yet, saying asking if the baby will have ginger hair is ok.

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Camden
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2 months ago

oh um wow. that went from 0 to 100 real quick

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Ryan Deschanel
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2 months ago (edited)

Upvote, comment, subscribe and hit the bell.

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It was not tea that Meegan silt, it was a good story she had concocted before she married Harry.

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David Buchan-Terrell
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2 months ago

Silence sometimes says more.

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

Love it

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Ann Golub
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2 months ago

huh?

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tuzdayschild
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2 months ago

She deserves a better seat.

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago (edited)

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Yes, let them be benign rich people who don't get $100 million per year from their people.

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S. Tor Storm
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2 months ago

you dont see the irony here? EXPOSED by ACTRESS. Jussie Smollet watching like U GO GIRL"!

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

Medea's Coronation

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Cora Fields
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2 months ago

Casual Hillary

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Raven Sheridan
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2 months ago

Ha! I got Harry beat. My deadbeat father stopped taking my calls when I was 8 years old!

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menna asf (he/him)
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2 months ago

PLSSSS WHY IS THIS SO FUNNY

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Ryan Deschanel
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2 months ago (edited)

Let no one compare the queen to Ursula, please. It would be rude (and totally undeserved).

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