Yes, you read it right. The bombshell interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Oprah, a few months ago, has been nominated for an Emmy award. The show titled: Oprah with Meghan & Harry: A CBS Primetime Special has been nominated in the Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special category. The interview highlighted the rifts between the couple and the Royal Family.
The other nominations for an Emmy in the same category include
- Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy
- My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman
The winners of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on September 19, 2021.
The explosive interview of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was aired in March and created shockwaves around the world. It was aired live in a few countries and became one of the biggest grossers for CBS.
In the interview, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle accused their family of innumerable actions that shocked many people but also got backlash from historians who said that some of what was said in the interview was fiction and not facts.
Some of the major and minor accusations were as follows
- An unnamed Royal family member was accused of racism as the relative had asked “how dark” their son would be.
- The Palace administration did not support a “suicidal” Meghan.
- Prince Harry said his family had taken away his financial support
- He said that the Queen was badly advised and had canceled a scheduled meeting.
- Meghan said her sister-in-law Kate Middleton made her cry.
The interview created a lot of ill will within the family. Prince William and Prince Harry remain estranged. Many major events occurred after the interview including the death of Prince Philip and the birth of the couple’s second child Lilibet Diana on June 4, in California. However, there has been no rapprochement in the family.
Prince Harry made two trips back to England, alone: the first to attend the funeral of his grandfather and the second to unveil a statue in Kensington Gardens, of his late mother Princess Diana on her 60th birthday, along with his brother.
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