Reactions to Prince Harry and Meghan's TV interview with Oprah Winfrey

People watch a televised conversation between Britain's Prince Harry with his wife Meghan Markle and US host Oprah Winfrey, in Arlington, Virginia, on March 7, 2021.
People watch a televised conversation between Britain's Prince Harry with his wife Meghan Markle and US host Oprah Winfrey, in Arlington, Virginia, on March 7, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) In the wake of the explosive Oprah interview, reactions have poured in on social media, mostly voicing support for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan - though some criticised the couple.

Serena Williams, US tennis player

"Meghan Markle, my selfless friend, lives her life - and leads by example - with empathy and compassion. She teaches me every day what it means to be truly noble. Her words illustrate the pain and cruelty she's experienced."

British host Piers Morgan

"This interview is an absolutely disgraceful betrayal of the Queen and the Royal Family. I expect all this vile destructive self-serving nonsense from Meghan Markle - but for Harry to let her take down his family and the Monarchy like this is shameful."

Greg Kelly, Newsmax TV Host

"I'm not buying it. NOT BUYING IT. Meghan wanted it all. MONEY GRABBING ROYALS, you Nailed it OPRAH!"

Former Star Trek actor George Takei

"Maybe they should just make Oprah queen and call it a day."

Billie Jean King, former US tennis champion

"Among the revelations from the Meghan and Harry interview is Meghan's struggle with mental health. Her honesty will hopefully lead to more acceptance and more help for those who need it."

Nina Parker, E! News Correspondent

"You know why Black women believe Meghan? Because we know exactly what micro aggressions look like. And how they slowly drive you insane."

Bernice King, youngest child of the late US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

"Royalty is not a shield from the devastation and despair of racism."

Brittany Packnett Cunningham, US Black activist and podcast host

"The difference in treatment between Meghan and Kate is one of the clearest examples of the misogynoir at play & is a reminder that if they can do that to a Duchess, it's happening to Black women *everyday*."