The UK woke up Monday morning to the news of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired in America Sunday night on CBS.
“I am angry to the point of overflowing. What I just saw makes me sick. This is a two-hour trash marathon of our monarchy and royal family, “host Piers Morgan said on ITV’s” Good Morning Britain. “
“They wreck the whole world,” Morgan added. “They basically make every member of the royal family white supremacists. I just don’t think that’s acceptable. “
During the interview, which has yet to be aired in the UK, Markle revealed that she had felt suicidal and that Harry had expressed concerns for a family member about the skin color of her unborn son Archie, while that Harry said that he was hurt because there was no support from his family for the racism that Markle faced in the media.
Morgan co-host Susanna Reid said: “Anyone who says they feel suicidal and don’t want to stay alive has to feel sympathy.”
“I wondered how many explosive stories Harry and Meghan could leave behind at that point,” said ITV Royal correspondent Chris Ship, writing for the ITV website. “Well, when the show ended, I realized that the pair had indeed loaded a B-52 bomber, flew it over Buckingham Palace and then unloaded their arsenal right on top of it, bomb by heavily loaded bomb.”
“We now understand much better the terrible state they are in,” said Royah Nikkah, a correspondent for The Sunday Times Royal, on the BBC’s “Breakfast” program.
The British newspaper The Telegraph led the interview on the cover.
“Harry and Meghan embody the awakened generation,” read The Telegraph headline above the head of the newspaper.
Tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph cover:
‘Harry and Meghan embody the awakened generation’#MorningPapersToday
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The Guardian chose to run the story as a cover presenter, focusing on how the interview would increase viewership ratings for broadcasters.
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The interview will air on Monday at 9pm UK time on ITV.
This story will be updated with more interview responses throughout the day.