More than three years before Oprah Winfrey’s explosive interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Last week tonightJohn Oliver predicted the controversy and emotional struggles that would surround the new royal couple.
While social media users live tweeted and memorized the CBS Sunday bombshell interview, an old clip of Oliver offering advice at the time.Suit the star resurfaces and circles.
“I wouldn’t blame her if she pulled out at the last minute. I don’t think you just need to see the pilot episode of ‘The Crown’ to get a basic idea that she could marry into a family that could cause her emotional complications, ”the British comedian told Stephen Colbert in 2018., when The late show the host asked for his opinion on the upcoming royal wedding.
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Oliver’s comments found new relevance following Sunday night’s interview, in which Markle and the Prince revealed questionable treatment from the Royal Family. In the interview with Oprah, Markle said she had endured serious mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts, and revealed members of the Royal Circle wondered how dark her son Archie’s skin would be. before his birth.
Twitter user @Mara_Webster shared the Oliver-Colbert music video on Sunday night with the caption “John Oliver knew from the start …… # OprahMeghanHarry.” As well as warning of the emotional toll the English monarchy marriage can take on Markle, Oliver has also torn himself apart in the “fundamentally flawed” royal family.
“I mean, they’re a fundamentally flawed, emotionally retarded bunch of people doing a very ridiculous pseudo job,” Oliver continued in the clip. “This is what she gets married into.” So I hope she likes it. It’s gonna be weird for her.
See the full Last show clip below. Oliver’s remarks come in around 4:50 a.m.