Following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey airing overnight in the US, today’s Good Morning Britain shared the reaction to the revelations, including those about Meghan’s suicidal thoughts and allegations of racism within the Royal family.
Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, ITV’s Royal Editor Chris Ship said: “When I put my keyboard down, as it were, at 3 o’clock this morning after I had stopped watching it live, I was paralysed in my seat for a bit. That is an understatement.”
On Meghan’s claims that she felt suicidal and didn’t get any help from the Firm when she reached out for it, Chris said: “Why don’t those systems [of support] exist? The Royal family members are only human, and if she has reached that level of stress that she is thinking about taking her own life, where are those systems in place to look after them? Basically, she is saying there wasn’t any at all.”
He went on to call the claims of racism “incendiary” and agreed with Piers that the damage to the Royal family would be “monumental”.
Author and women’s rights activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu gave her take on the interview and said the Queen must be held to account if she has done something wrong.
“Listen, by all means, let’s applaud the Queen when she does something right, but when she does something wrong, we need to call her out. What kind of grandmother would be so close to her grandson Harry but then…