Stephen Colbert seemed a bit surprised in 2018 when John Oliver wasn’t excited about the upcoming royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Three years later, it makes a lot more sense.
In a heartbreaking interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Sunday, Meghan and Harry made revelations about racism, behind-the-scenes lies, and even the possibility that Meghan was contemplating suicide before the couple regressed as active members of the royal family. .
“I just didn’t see a solution,” said the Duchess of Sussex.
After the CBS special, an old clip from “Late Show” with Oliver was shared online, and the host of “Last Week Tonight” gave Meghan a prophetic warning.
“I wouldn’t blame her if she got out of this at the last minute,” Oliver said in his 2018 chat with Colbert. “I don’t think it is necessary to have seen the pilot episode of ‘The Crown’ to have a basic idea that he could be marrying a family that could cause him some emotional complications.”
But Netflix’s “The Crown” is a dramatized account of the life of the royal family. Also, “this generation seems like nice people, right?” Colbert asked.
“Yes,” Oliver said cautiously. “I mean, they are an emotionally stunted group of fundamentally flawed people doing very silly pseudo work. That is what he is going to marry. So I hope you like it. It’s going to be strange for her. “
Amid the disturbing revelations on Sunday, Oliver’s comments sound too accurate.
At the time, the British-born comedian said that he himself would not want to be in the royal family, not that the now 43-year-old married man would be welcome anyway.
“Especially after what I just said,” Oliver joked.
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