Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive Oprah interview has been nominated for an Emmy

Publish Date
Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 4:11PM

Back in March, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rocked the royal family and divided people around the world when they sat down for an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The broadcast - which became a hot topic of discussion for days - marked the first time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had broken their silence since stepping back from their roles as working royals and moving to California.

Drawing more than 17 million viewers on the night it aired in America alone - it seems that the Emmy voters were among them ...

Today, the couple's interview secured an Emmy nomination in in the Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special category alongside shows like David Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction and Stanley Tucci's travelogue Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.

During the two-hour interview, the Sussex's detailed the difficulties they faced in the royal family, both before and after their May 2018 wedding.

In one of their most explosive claims, the couple alleged that unnamed members of the royal family had been concerned about their son Archie's skin tone ahead of his May 2019 birth.

Meghan also discussed her mental health battles, saying she felt so isolated and miserable inside the royal family that she had suicidal thoughts, yet when she asked for help from the palace's human resources staff she was told nothing could be done as she was not a paid employee.

This marks the 10th Emmy nomination for Winfrey, who has been earning nods since 1989. 

The Emmy Awards will air in September.