Sheffield readers react to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey last night in a ‘shocking’ interview, and the people of Sheffield were split in their opinions on the revelations.
Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry joined Oprah in a ‘tell-all’ interview on Monday in a shocking interview that dealt with racism, mental health, the media and relationships with the Royal Family amongst many other topics.
The couple revealed that tabloid media racism was a ‘large part’ in them leaving the UK, as well as alleged Harry was asked by an unnamed family member ‘how dark’ their son Archie's skin might potentially be.
Meghan also revealed that royal life left her having serious mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts, while pregnant. She alleged she sought help but was not given any.
Now, people in Sheffield have had their say on on some of the shocking allegations that were made during the show, which was watched by millions.
Rich, from Sheffield, said on Twitter: “We need clarification from the Palace about the serious accusations.
"Regardless of who said it, they should reply. Silence on the topic from the Palace is tantamount to complicity.
“The hate filled reporting by the tabloids needs review too. They never learn and it’s despicable.”
Gary Jenkinson-Graham said: “Not a big fan of the royals but I found myself warming to Harry and Meghan. The allegations seemed reasonable to me, it's not as though The Crown TV series hasn't implied such behaviour was rife, after all - no smoke without fire and all that.”
Annie Goss added: “I think that all the white British people shouting about what is, and isn’t racist should realise that racism isn’t ours to define and should spend some time actually listening to what Black, Asian and minority ethnic people are saying right now.”
Kevin Melinda disagreed.
He said: “Smart lady accusing people of racism then declining to say who they are to protect them.
"That interview was about so called racism, the fact they can not work part time on full time wages. And their precious titles, simple as.”
There is yet to be a response to the allegations from Buckingham Palace, and it is believed that they are in ‘crisis talks’.