John Oliver's 2018 Warning to Meghan Markle Unearthed after Bombshell Oprah Interview

Laura Beatham
Mar 15, 2021
12:00 A.M.
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An interview of John Oliver warning Meghan Markle about marrying into the royal family has resurfaced after her bombshell conversation with Oprah Winfrey. 


A 2018 interview with John Oliver is making rounds on social media after the Sussexes' CBS interview, as he warned Meghan Markle about marrying into the royal family. 

Ahead of Markle and Prince Harry's May 2018 wedding, Oliver appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and gave Markle a warning that seems to have come true. 

John Oliver pictured at NRDC's 'Night of Comedy' benefit at New York Historical Society, 2019, New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


On the show, Oliver admitted that he would not "blame" Markle if she pulled out of the wedding at the last minute and added that she might be marrying into a family that would cause her "emotional complications."

During her tell-all interview with Winfrey, Markle opened up about the suicidal thoughts that she had experienced while pregnant and how she received no support from the royal family. Markle shared:

"I was ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry. But I knew that if I didn't say it — then I would do it."


She shared that she did not want to be alive anymore. Markle told Winfrey that she was silenced as she was instructed to say "no comment" to the press when her relationship with Harry was public. 

Markle revealed that it was hard to reconcile that the palace did not protect her. However, they were willing to protect other family members, even if that meant lying about the situation. 

Oliver weighed in on the Sussexes after they had stepped back from their roles as senior royal members. 


After the duchess revealed the emotional turmoil she had experienced, Twitter users were quick to unearth Oliver's interview and made strong parallels about what he said.

 He had described the royals as an "emotionally-stunted" group of people who have "pseudo-jobs." He added that it was going to be a weird experience for her. Oliver described the royals as:

"They're an emotionally-stunted group of fundamentally flawed people doing a very silly pseudo-job. That's what she's marrying into. "


The British ex-pat added that he would not marry into the family. However, he said that he is a "commoner" and would not be allowed to marry into the family. 

Many users on Twitter quoted the comedian in response to Markle and Harry's video. Oliver weighed in on the Sussexes after they had stepped back from their roles as senior royal members. 

He shared that they were "absolutely in the right" and believed they were in a horrible situation. He explained that the British tabloids are very rough towards the royals. 

Harry explained that the British tabloids were part of the reason why he decided to relocate his family to Canada in 2020. The family is now based in Santa Barbara, California.