Meghan Markle's affection to Queen strikes chord with UK viewers of Oprah interview

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read
Prince Harry and wife Meghan gave a candid interview about the royal family to Oprah Winfrey. (ITV/Harpo Productions)
Prince Harry and wife Meghan gave a candid interview about the royal family to Oprah Winfrey. (ITV/Harpo Productions)

Meghan Markle's affection towards The Queen struck a chord with viewers during her interview with Oprah Winfrey

The Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry opened up on their rifts with the British royal family in an explosive interview with the TV chatshow host which aired on ITV on Monday night.

Watch: Meghan and Harry open up on royal rift

Meghan revealed how The Queen had shared a blanket with her to keep her knees warm at the first social engagement they attended together - pointing out that the Duchess does not say anything negative about the Monarch during the chat.

Myleene Klass tweeted: "The Queen sharing her Nana blanket is adorable."

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Kelly wrote: "The Queen shared her blankie. How sweet."

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Catherine tweeted: "I like that Meghan said that the Queen made her feel welcomed on their first official engagement."

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Singer songwriter Rationale said: "Context is everything. 30mins into this interview & it doesn’t sound like Meghan had any issues with the queen & they actually had a good relationship. If anything these all sound like family dramas that spilled out into the media & the benefactors where.. the media."

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UK viewers were also amused that Meghan referred to Sarah Ferguson, Prince Harry's aunt, by her tabloid nickname 'Fergie."

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Angela Epstein tweeted: "Meghan calls Fergie, er Fergie. Think she has been reading too many tabloids."

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And Rachel Richardson wrote: "Know there are bigger fish to fry BUT do friends and family call Sarah Ferguson/Duchess of York “Fergie”???? Meghan says it twice!"

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Watch: How Are People Reacting to the Harry and Meghan's Interview?