prince-harry” target=”_blank”>Prince Harry< explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey was met with raucous boos when a clip was played at a star-studded UK awards show, according to reports.
“As soon as Meghan and Harry appeared on screen, the audience started booing,” one attendee at Thursday night’s National TV Awards (NTAs) told the Sun.
“And then everyone joined in, it was really loud and funny,” the unidentified audience member said.
The short clip from the interview — in which the exiled personalities made damning allegations about the royal family, including racism — was aired as part of a series of highlights from the previous year.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a local farming family, the Woodleys, on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia.
(Photo by Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images)
Multiple UK outlets reported the boos erupting from the UK TV stars at the awards event in London’s huge O2 Arena, although viewers on UK channel ITV just saw the clips without hearing the audience’s response.
Neither the Duke and Duchess of Sussex nor Winfrey — all now neighbors in California’s exclusive Montecito — were at the event.
In the Oprah sit-down, the pair claimed Markle had been driven close to suicide by her treatment as a royal, with Kate Middleton making her cry and an as-yet-unidentified royal also raising concern over the color of their children’s skin.
Queen Elizabeth II later said the claims “will be addressed by the family privately” — while noting that “some recollections may vary” as to the accusations themselves.