Celebrities across the United States have rallied around Meghan Markle ahead of her interview with Oprah Winfrey which is scheduled to air on CBS on March 7, with co-hosts from popular U.S. talk show “The View” calling on the Queen to publicly apologise to the Duchess.
The co-hosts of the show “The View” slammed the Royal Family as “desperate” in their attacks on Meghan Markle. ABC co-host Sunny Hostin was plain in her words, calling on the Queen to publicly apologise “for not protecting” Meghan.
The row between Harry, Meghan and the rest of the Royal Family has escalated a few hours before the tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey airs. The comes after Buckingham Palace announced it was investigating bullying allegations against the Duchess of Sussex.
Ms Hostin hit out at the Royal Family’s behaviour as “desperate” and “calculated”.
She told The View: “I’m really shocked that rather than trying to mend this rift, rather than supporting Meghan and Harry who I think removed his wife and his family from England because of the terrible racial hatred that she was subjected to, and he didn’t want history to repeat itself after what happened to his mother with the media.
“I’m just surprised that they haven’t tried to even apologise for not protecting her more, and instead do this. It says a lot, I think, about the workings of the Royal Family.”
Also, co-host Meghan McCain echoed this, saying the timing of the investigation was orchestrated, “This is really interesting because it’s a very obvious oppo-dump on Meghan Markle, and one of the things she’s being accused of in her abuse is emailing staffers early in the morning.
“So I think that’s obviously ridiculous on a lot of different levels. Right now they’re trying to make Meghan Markle look really, really bad, including accusing her of wearing diamond earrings that were gifted her by the Prince of Saudi Arabia after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered.
“And these are all facts that, I guess, known for many years – why are they coming out right now?”
Joy Behar, also on The View, said, “In the British monarchy, they will just make your life miserable – you’d better toe the line. They do not like it when you go up against them. Look what happened to Diana, same thing, same thing. So I’m on Team Meghan Markle.”
Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl has also said that people in the US were backing Meghan in the row, which could eventually be a problem for the British Royal Family.
“Many Americans are now ‘Team Meghan’ and this does pose a big problem for the Royal Family. They’re hugely popular in the US but you hear a lot of Americans saying ‘this is a takedown’.”
In clips released from the Oprah interview, Ms Markle accused ‘The Firm’ – used the describe the Royal Family – of peddling “a wholly false narrative based on misleading and harmful misinformation”.