The drama surrounding the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has become the latest hot topic on late night television as hosts Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel recap the explosive interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey.
“If you didn’t get it, things got real, really quick,” Colbert said during his opening monologue on Monday.
During the Sunday reveal, Markle and Prince Harry discovered the questionable treatment they had received from various members of the royal family. In the interview, Markle told Oprah that she has endured serious mental health issues and racist attitudes. Of the issues raised in Sunday’s interview, a conversation about the dark-skinned couple’s son Archie drew the most attention, including that of Colbert.
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“I’m going to go on a branch here and say there’s a possibility that this medieval selective breeding program could be racist,” Colbert said.
While a number of viewers, 17 million Americans to be exact, listened to the drama, many celebrated Winfrey’s interview skills. The late show the host congratulated Winfrey on “the amazing interview”.
Jimmy Kimmel also praised the TV icon for his skills, who wished that “there was a way for these Oprah specials to vaccinate us too.” The Jimmy Kimmel Live The host, who said he initially had no interest in watching the CBS special, found the interview to be “an exciting two hours.”
Recapping the explosive conversation, Kimmel took shots at more than just the royals.
“Harry made a number of startling accusations, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vigorously denied them all, just reflexively today,” Kimmel joked.
The late-night host also took into account the monarchy’s inability to grant Archie safety, concern over the baby’s skin and alleged racist actions against the former royal couple.
“Harry said racism was a big part of their decision to leave,” Kimmel continued. “You know things are bad at Buckingham Palace if they came to America to escape racism.
Watch Colbert’s segment above and Kimmel’s segment below.