Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have faced a lot of backlash from Piers Morgan. And now, his friend Sharon Osbourne has spoken out in his defense...
His longtime friend has made it pretty clear what she thinks of his comments...
Her passionate defense has left everyone in total shock.
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For the past few years, the outspoken journalist has always been a firm critic when it comes to Meghan Markle.
However, he has taken things way too far recently.
And is being called out for his "diabolical" actions.
But that hasn't stopped Sharon Osbourne from calling out those who blasted him...
Now, this was the interview we'd all been waiting for...
Since the trailer hit out screens over a week ago, we'd been anticipating this tell-all interview with the former senior royals.
It's no secret that the couple had been having a tough time thanks to the pressures from the royal family.
But we did not expect things to be this wild.
It's clear that issues started from the day Meghan and Harry announced they wanted to be married and still continue to haunt them both today, even despite them packing their things and moving hundreds of miles away from the family.
The couple's revelations hit everyone hard.
And after watching the interview, you can't help but sympathize with them for all the traumatizing things they had to endure during their short stay at the Palace.
Here are the top 10 bombshells they dropped on the world, as well as what Piers Morgan had to say about it.
10. Meghan went into her marriage to Prince Harry very "naively."
She told Oprah that she did not do much research before settling down with Harry.
"I didn't grow up knowing much about the royal family," she said.
"It wasn't something that was part of the conversation at home. It wasn't something we followed."
She explained how, in the States, a lot of people romanticize the idea of being a royal, like it's something out of a fairytale when in actual fact it's entirely different. And even though she didn't expect her life to be as magical as people told her it was going to be, she didn't expect it to take the dark turn that it did.
She also explained how she "never looked up [her] husband online."
She continued: "I just didn't feel the need to because everything that I needed to know, he was sharing with me — or everything we thought I needed to know, he was telling me."
Markle also revealed that she and Harry got married 3 days prior to the televised wedding so they could have a "moment" to themselves.
9. Curtsying Queen Elizabeth, even behind the scenes.
Meghan was first introduced to her soon-to-be relatives, including the Queen, when the pair were invited for lunch at the Royal Lodge, where Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew live.
"Right, do you know how to curtsy?" Harry asked Meghan upon finding out that she would be meeting his grandmother.
But Meghan was confused because she thought curtsying was just an official move.
"I genuinely thought that was what happens outside. I thought that was part of the fanfare. I didn't think that was what happens inside. And I said, 'But it's your grandmother,' and he said, 'It's the Queen.'"
Not Harry asking Meghan if she knew how to curtsy right before meeting the Queen. Sir 😂 you were supposed let her know at least a day in advance not 5 minutes before getting there #OprahMeghanHarry #HarryandMeghanonOprah— Nwamaka ✨ (@LoveWammie) March 8, 2021
8. Meghan's suicidal thoughts.
After marrying into the royal family, Meghan revealed that she had "suicidal thoughts."
"I was ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry."
"But I knew that if I didn't say it - then I would do it."
The former Suits actress revealed that she faced tremendous backlash in the press which made her spiral downwards.
"I just didn't want to be alive anymore," she added. "That was a clear and real and frightening and constant thought."
Meghan also revealed that during this dark time, she had spoken another senior royal who informed her that she couldn't seek help for her mental health because it would look bad on the family as a whole.
7. Meghan made Harry realize he was "trapped."
When Oprah asked Harry if he would have been able to step down from his royal duties without Meghan, he said that he wouldn't have.
His response was actually very concerning...
"I wouldn't have been able to, because I myself was trapped as well. I didn't see a way out."
He explained what it was like being a part of that family.
"No matter who you are in the family, no matter what's going on in your personal life, no matter what's just happened, if the bikes roll up and the car rolls up you gotta get dressed you gotta get in there, wipe the tears away, shake off whatever you're thinking about, and you gotta be on your A-game."
He also added how he has "compassion" for his brother and his father.
"They don't get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that."
6. Harry was cut off financially at the start of 2020.
Prince Harry revealed that the couple was cut off financially from the family after they made the announcement to step back from their royal duties and since then, they have been living off the inheritance of Harry's late mother, Princess Diana.
"I've got all my mom left me. And without that, we would not have been able to do this. She saw it coming, and I certainly felt her presence throughout this whole process."
It's easy to see the parallels between the treatment of Diana and Meghan throughout their time as senior royals.
And many worry they are going to see history repeat itself. It really is a scary thought.
5. Meghan was "silenced" by the royal family.
Before the full interview was aired, in a clip it was revealed that Meghan was "silenced" by the Palace.
"I've always been outspoken, especially about women's rights, and that's the sad irony of the last 4 years, I've advocated for so long for women to use their voice."
The idea that she was "protected" by the royal family fully crumbled after the marriage.
Meghan said this:
"That was hard to reconcile because it was only once we were married and everything started to really worsen that I came to understand that not only was I not being protected, but that they were willing to lie to protect other members of the family. They weren't willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband."
4. Kate Middleton made Markle cry.
Before this interview, there were several reports that Meghan had made her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, cry when in fact, it was the other way around and it was all over a dress for Princess Charlotte.
She said she found the narrative "shocking," when she saw it in the press.
She also referred to it as the "beginning of a character assassination."
While she didn't go into too much detail about the actual incident, she did say that the 2 made up after it.
"I don't say that to be disparaging to anyone, because it was a really hard week of the wedding, and she was upset about something. But she owned it, and she apologized, and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing", but she did say that the situation "made [her] cry" and "hurt her feelings."
3. Concerns over Archie's skin color.
Now this might be one of the most shocking revelations to come out of the interview. Meghan and Harry said that prior to Archie's birth in 2019, there had been months on conversations about his skin color.
Meghan told Oprah this:
"In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, we have in tandem the conversation of he won't be given security, he's not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."
Some had even gone as far as wondering "what that would mean or look like" if their son had dark skin.
What the f***?
The couple said they would never name the people that made these comments because they "think that would be very damaging to them."
"That conversation I'm never going to share," Harry later added when he joined the interview. "At the time, it was awkward. I was a bit shocked."
2. Harry and Meghan are having a baby girl.
The couple announced that they will be having a baby girl during the interview.
"To have any child, any 1 or any 2 would've been amazing, but to have a boy and then a girl — what more could you ask for?" said Harry. "Now we've got our family. We've got the 4 of us, our 2 dogs."
They have not revealed an official due date yet but did mention that it would be during "summertime."
And shockingly, they also revealed that "2 is it." They don't plan on having any more children.
1. Prince Charles stopped taking Harry's phone calls.
After the reports of Meghan and Harry "blindsiding" the Queen and the rest of the royal family with their decision to step back from their duties emerged, Oprah couldn't help but ask Harry about the fiasco.
Harry heavily denied those claims.
"No. I've never blindsided my grandmother. I have too much respect for her."
He continued: "When we were in Canada, I had three conversations with my grandmother and two conversations with my father before he stopped taking my calls."
Harry put this down to the fact that he was taking matters into his own hands.
"I needed to do this for my family," he said, telling viewers about his thought process at the time. "This is not a surprise to anybody. It's really sad that it's gotten to this point, but I've got to do something for my own mental health, for my wife's, and for Archie's as well, because I could see where this was headed."
After watching their interview, everyone had an opinion.
I wouldn’t believe Meghan Markle if she gave me a weather report.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2021
But no one was louder than Piers Morgan, who spent days slamming Meghan online.
From referring to her suicidal thoughts as a way of "attention-seeking" to laying into her for the way she dressed during the interview...
Lots of people on here want me fired for expressing my opinion on the Pinocchio Princess. If you want to join them, there are various petitions still doing the rounds from the last few times you've all tried, and failed, to have me fired for saying what I think.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2021
Morgan did not hold back and many have accused him of bullying the former senior royal, even after knowing the torment she underwent by the press (who he is still an editor for, may I add!) His remarks were criticized by his co-presenters and on social media, with ITV also being called "hypocritical" for allowing him to do so while simultaneously running a mental health campaign.
But this week he got a taste of his own medicine.
Agreed. I was annoyed, went for a little cool-down, and came back to finish the discussion. https://t.co/UzPWYkdmeE— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 9, 2021
Things got so heated that he stormed off the set to "cool down." Shortly afterward, it was announced he was stepping down from presenting the show.
And since the outburst, Sharon Osbourne has spoken out in his defense...
Osbourne told Sheryl Underwood on The View that she felt he did nothing wrong.
"I know he has a right to say what he feels on the interview, as we have a right to say and everybody has a right to say what they feel with freedom of speech," Osbourne said.
"Did I like everything he said? Did I agree with what he said? No, because it's his opinion. It's not my opinion.
"But why is it that because I supported a long-time friend and work colleague of mine for years that everybody goes, if you support him, then you must be racist because he's racist?"
"This is the situation. You tell me where you have heard him say, educate me, tell me when you have heard him [Morgan] say racist things.
"Educate me. Tell me."
Underwood went on to say the issue was with Morgan's tone.
"It is not the exact words of racism," said Underwood. "It is the implication and the reaction to it. To not want to address that, because she is a black woman, and to try and dismiss it or to make it seem less than it is. That's what makes it racist. Right now I am talking to a woman I believe is my friend. I don't want anybody here to watch this and think we are attacking you for being racist."
Osbourne replied: "I think it's too late. That seed is already sown."
Her other co-host, Elaine Welteroth, added that it was a moment to "stand up for anti-racism." Welteroth added: "When we give passes or give space to people who are saying damaging, harmful things, what we're kind of doing is permissing it," she explained. "And I think that's what people are reacting to."
Osbourne was quick to show support after his stunt on Tuesday, tweeting:
. @piersmorgan I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 9, 2021
"@piersmorgan I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you're paid for your opinion and that you're just speaking your truth."
Morgan thanked her, describing her as a "true friend."
When stuff like this happens, true friends run towards you, fake friends run away. I love Sharon Osbourne because she always stays true to herself.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 10, 2021
She knew she would get abused by the woke brigade for tweeting this - but did it anyway because it what she believes. https://t.co/gYnSwXZsUe
The pair have known each other for decades.
Check out the clip below...
Sharon Osbourne denying Piers Morgan’s racism is a sight to behold. pic.twitter.com/kItuTe9vo7— Seán (@notboysean) March 10, 2021
Sheryl held her cool like a saint.
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