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Prince Harry And Meghan's Bombshell Interview Sparks Calls To 'Abolish The Monarchy'

Stewart Perrie

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Prince Harry And Meghan's Bombshell Interview Sparks Calls To 'Abolish The Monarchy'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah has sparked a new wave of people calling for the abolition of the monarchy.

The Royal couple opened up with the TV talkshow host about life inside Buckingham Palace, the way they felt treated by the UK media, issues with race and how the Duchess of Sussex contemplated suicide.

After the huge interview ended, #AbolishTheMonarchy started trending on Twitter.

Many people felt like the UK shouldn't have a Head of State or a Royal Family in this current era, despite the benefits that the Queen and her family bring.

One person said: "The royal family repeatedly expressed concerns about her baby's skin colour. They discussed not giving him a royal title. They failed to protect her from tabloid race-baiting. The monarchy is not fit for purpose. It should go."

Another added: "Proud of Meghan to open up about what has happened to her. Just hearing what she went through and how badly she was treated is so heartbreaking."

People were particularly frustrated with Meghan's allegation that Buckingham Palace didn't offer her support when she revealed her mental health was struggling.

She revealed to Oprah about the moment she told her husband that she 'didn't want to be alive anymore'.

"Look, I was really ashamed to have to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, but I knew that if I didn't say that, I would do it. I just didn't want to be alive anymore," she said.

Meghan claimed 'senior people' within the Palace told her it wouldn't be good for the institution if it was revealed she was getting professional help.

Another moment that left Oprah shocked was Meghan explaining how there were several conversations expressing concern for the colour of baby Archie's skin.

The Duchess of Sussex didn't elaborate on who that was because she said it would be very damaging to them, but Oprah has revealed it wasn't the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, News

Stewart Perrie
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