Celebrities React to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Explosive Oprah Interview

One thing Meghan Markle made abundantly clear during her and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey was that there is a difference between celebrities and the royal family.

“I grew up in L.A., you see celebrities all the time. This is not the same,” the Duchess of Sussex told Winfrey towards the top of the two-hour CBS special, which aired on March 7. “But it’s very easy, I think, especially as an American, to go, ‘Oh, these are famous people.’ No, this is a completely different ballgame.”

But that doesn’t mean celebrities couldn’t empathize with Markle while watching her and Prince Harry’s interview. Here’s how some famous people reacted to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview: 

“I am so proud of you for being so brave,” Williams, who was subtly mentioned during the evocative conversation, wrote to Markle on Instagram, alongside a heartfelt post. “I know it is never easy. You are strong- both you and Harry. I love you. I adore you. Your friend S.”

Jameela Jamil

The Good Place actor tweeted a few times about the interview, writing, “Can we please take a moment to remember how obscene the behavior of the press and palace was in anticipation of an interview that actually turned out to be quite vague and tame? What did they THINK Meghan and Harry were going to say? What must they have done to be so afraid?”

Jamil also tweeted an extra clip, which aired on CBS This Morning on March 8, regarding Markle’s relationship with her father and half-sister.

Billy Eichner

Bethenny Frankel

The former Real Housewives star, who sent out a slew of disparaging tweets in Markle’s direction ahead of the interview, tried to walk back her statements late on Sunday night. “Emotional distress & racism must feel suffocating & powerless,” she wrote. “I’m a polarizing, unfiltered (often to a fault)flawed person w a voice. When I heard of the interview, during a pandemic, it felt like a surprising choice. I’m sorry if it hurt or offended you.”

Bernice King

 Leslie Jordan

Ava DuVernay

Patrick J. Adams

Following his passionate Twitter thread defending Markle against bullying claims, her former Suits costar retweeted a more lighthearted response to the interview.

Nina Parker

Billie Jean King

George Takei

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