The Sussexes, Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan Markle have sparked outrage on social media following the news that their tell-all interview has earned them an Emmy nomination.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been slammed after their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey got nominated for an Emmy award.
The 73rd Emmys announced the nominees on their website, which was virtually live-streamed, for the category of Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their visit to Canada House on January 7, 2020 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
The Duke and Duchess made it on the nominee list with their title being "Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special.”
However, Twitter users were not impressed with the news and shared their shock while also mocking the Duchess of Sussex in the process.
The royal couple sat down with Winfrey months ago and shared intimate details about their personal lives and their struggles as working Royal Family members.
The Sussexes talked about their time at Kensington Palace and the family rift that has been in the spotlight for the past few years.
The revelations made by Markle included her being “silenced” by the Royal Family, who directed her to never comment on false reports.
The 39-year-old revealed when she and her husband Prince Harry, 36, made their relationship public knowledge - she was given clear instructions from there onwards to say “No comment," including her family members and friends.
Things went downhill after marriage, and Markle began to realize that she and Prince Harry were not protected; instead, other members of the Royal Family were given first preference and were openly protected from the media while they were left to defend themselves.
The "Suits" alum also disclosed that there were talks about her then-unborn child Archie's skin color. The conversations included "how dark" their baby's skin tone would be after he is born.
The Duke of Sussex said it was not a conversation that he ever wanted to discuss regarding his child. In turn, it led his spouse to have suicidal thoughts because it was all overbearing.
Markle shared she had "clear and real frightening thoughts about suicide while working as a member of the Royal Family. Prince Harry said she was denied support by the family over her mental health, stating "it was not a conversation to be had."
The former pilot also revealed the treatment he received from his father. Prince Charles stopped taking his calls before the pair announced they were stepping back from the Royal Family.
He stated the Prince of Wales stopped communication with him because he "took matters into my own hands." When the Duke informed the family, including his grandmother the Queen, that he and Markle would be stepping down, his dad required him to jot down his departure plans.
"I needed to do this for my family, walking viewers through this thought process at the time. It's sad that it's gotten to this point," he shared during the interview.
“Oprah With Meghan & Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, which first aired in the US on March 7, was called out among five nominees when the nominations were announced on Tuesday.
The two-hour special was viewed by more than 17 million people on its initial airing in the country and was broadcast in the UK the following night.
The 2021 Emmy nominees under the Outstanding Comedy Series include – Ted Lasso, Black-ish, Hacks, The Flight Attendant, Cobra Kai, The Kominsky Method, Pen15, and Emily in Paris.
In the category of the Outstanding Drama Series – Lovecraft Country, The Boys, Bridgerton, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tales, The Mandalorian, Pose, and This Is Us.
Outstanding Limited Series – The Queen’s Gambit, Mare of Easttown, WandaVision, I May Destroy You, and The Underground Railroad.