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The U.K. Tabloids Are Having a Meltdown Over the Meghan and Harry Interview

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Last night’s interview between Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Oprah has set the internet ablaze, and rightly so. Meghan made incredibly upsetting revelations about the state of her mental health, the lack of support she received from the palace, and racially charged remarks made by other members of the royal family.

Throughout Meghan’s time as a royal, the British tabloids have been particularly vicious and often racist in their coverage of her. At the beginning of the interview, Oprah highlighted some of the differences between the way the tabloids reported on Meghan compared with Kate Middleton. While Kate was praised for eating avocados, the tabloids suggested that Meghan eating avocado toast is “fueling human-rights abuses, drought, and murder.”

Today, the British press appeared to be having a total meltdown over the interview — and doubling down on its ruthless coverage of Meghan. Here are some of the most deranged, out-of-touch headlines:

 “PIERS MORGAN: Meghan and Harry’s nauseating two-hour Oprah whine-athon was a disgraceful diatribe of cynical race-baiting propaganda designed to damage the Queen as her husband lies in hospital — and destroy the Monarchy.” (Daily Mail)

“‘Back to basics’ at their $14.5 million mansion: Harry and Meghan show Archie enjoying the beach and reveal his Chick Inn hens they rescued from a factory farm as Meghan says they want to ‘live authentically.’” (Daily Mail)

“How much did Harry and Meghan get paid for the Oprah interview?” (Metro)

“Fears Kate Middleton will be dragged into Meghan Markle ‘bullying’ row” (The Mirror)

“BATTLE ROYAL: Meghan Markle ‘slammed the door in Kate Middleton’s face’ when she tried to apologise, insider claims.” (The Sun)

“OUT OF LINE Why Archie was never going to be a prince from birth despite Meghan Markle’s claim it was due to his skin colour.” (The Sun)

“Meghan Markle challenged on ‘concerns’ about Archie’s skin colour: ‘Big inconsistency” (Express)

“Meghan Markle’s ‘childish’ snub of the Queen set to inflame feud with Royal Family” (Express)

“Meghan Markle and Harry ‘should be stripped of citizenship’ after ‘attack’ on Royal Family” (Express)

“Meghan Markle ‘flew into fit of rage’ during ‘Palace row over colour of blankets’” (The Daily Star)

“Meghan Markle ‘erupts’ with ‘anger and adrenaline’ during Oprah interview, expert says” (The Daily Star)

U.K. Tabloids Have a Meltdown Over the Royal Oprah Interview