On July 13, the nominees for the prestigious television Emmy Awards, which will be presented on September 19, became known. Among the other nominees was the CBS Primetime Special, which aired a sensational interview between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Oprah Winfrey on March 7. It was seen by more than 17 million people on both sides of the Atlantic. The program was nominated in the Outstanding Publicist Series or Special Edition category.
Royal Examiner Duncan Larcombe has spoken out on the matter and said Prince William is extremely outraged at the inclusion of the interview in the short-list of Emmy nominees. The Duke of Cambridge sees the issue as an aggressive attack on his family and, in particular, his wife Kate Middleton. He is “sick of the whole thing,” and he certainly does not agree that a high-profile program could win a prestigious award.
Oprah Winfrey’s interview was the first high-profile statement from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle since they left the U.K. and removed their royal credentials early last year. In a conversation with the TV host, the couple gave the true reasons for the “Megsite,” revealed the sex of their unborn child (at the time, the Duchess of Sussex had only announced she was pregnant). In addition, Meghan Markle admitted that she seriously thought about committing suicide while at Windsor Castle, remembered the details of the loud quarrel with Kate Middleton, spoke out about racism in the royal family, and Prince Harry talked about his uneasy relationship with his brother, Prince William.