Royal fans and experts alike are not happy about Meghan and Harry’s Emmy nod for their interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year.
Prince Harry and Megan Markle have received backlash after their interview with Oprah Winfrey was nominated for an Emmy.
According to The Citizen, the interview was broadcasted on 7 March 2021 and was watched by 60 million people across the globe. It proceeded to receive an Emmy nod for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards that will air in September. It was nominated in the Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special category, alongside David Letterman’s Netflix talk show, and Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.
But, royal fans are not happy. Royal biographer Angela Levin took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the Emmy nomination. She replied to a tweet that stated that the interview was full of misinformation and lies.
“An Emmy is all about achievement or so I’m told. It was an achievement to get both Meghan and Harry to talk but what they said far less so. Surely truth matters??” she said in her tweet.
Meanwhile, royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK! Magazine that the Emmy nomination was just more bad news for the royal family, and that Prince William would not be pleased about it.
“William will feel sick to the pit of his stomach at Harry and Meghan’s Emmy nod. The interview was an attack on his family and his wife, and is now being heralded as one of the entertainment moments of the year,” said the royal expert.
The interview has also been criticised by American talk show host Megyn Kelly. She slammed Oprah for failing to ‘follow up’ and get ‘real answers’ after the Sussexes made a series of damning allegations against the Royal Family.
Megyn Kelly told GB News: “It’s absurd – say these nominations came out the day after the interview, maybe you’d give them a pass, the Emmy’s didn’t have enough chance. Bs. Now we know that not only did Meghan Markle tell a bunch of whoppers in that interview, but that night during the interview, I was tweeting ‘I want more follow-ups’.”
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Prince William and Prince Harry seemingly buried the hatchet for the time being earlier in July when they unveiled a statue of their late mother at Kensington. This comes after the two brothers have not been on good terms ever since Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior members of the royal family in 2020.