Meghan and Harry’s ITV Oprah interview Ofcom complaints soar to nearly 6k04/07/2021
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Ofcom have revealed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey has been hit by 570 new complaints from furious viewers this week.
The chat between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the US talk show host was watched by millions of viewers across the world when it aired last month.
A report by the UK's communications regulator covering complaints states that 5,949 viewers have complained about the programme since it aired on ITV.
Ofcom has confirmed that 570 people complained about the interview in between March 30 and April 5.
During the interview, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made several bombshell claims against the Royal Family.
Meghan, 39, told Oprah that Kate Middleton had made her cry, while Harry, 36, explained that his dad Prince Charles had stopped taking his calls.
The pair, who are parents to one-year-old son Archie, also revealed the gender of their unborn child is a girl.
Former Suits actress Meghan went on to reveal that she "didn't want to be alive anymore" during her time as a senior royal.
She revealed she had suicidal thoughts and said: “I just didn’t want to be alive any more".
Meghan also said that she made the admission so that she could give people hope that "life is still worth living".
And in arguably the most shocking allegation, Meghan accused the Palace of having expressed concern about the colour of baby Archie's skin.
She said that while she was pregnant, there had been "several conversations" within the Palace about "how dark" their baby would have been.
The Duchess went on to suggest that it was a "pretty safe" assumption for Oprah to assume that had Archie been "too brown" it would have raised concerns.
However, Meghan chose not to reveal the identity of the individuals who had been engaged in conversations as it would be "very damaging" to their image.
Buckingham Palace released a statement responding to the claims of racism made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
It read: "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members."
Most recently, though, Meghan and Harry have been brutally mocked for wrongly telling US chat show queen Oprah that they got married three days before their official wedding.
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The happy couple were married at Windsor's St George's Chapel, but Megan revealed in the exclusive interview that they were in fact married in an intimate ceremony prior to the big day.
However, the Sussexes later confirmed they had just "exchanged personal vows" in their garden before the main event.
A new poll has found that Brits believe Meghan and Harry should be stripped of their royal titles after their bombshell Oprah interview.
58 per cent of those who took part believe the couple shouldn't be allowed to use the titles.
Pollsters from Deltapoll gathered opinions three weeks after the tell-all interview aired.
The survey found that only 28 per cent of us believe the royal couple should be allowed to continue on as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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