The Royal Interview Of Course Brought On Some Royally Funny Memes

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Oprah interviewed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Sunday where they discussed the untold truths that led them about their experience in the royal family. There was a lot to discuss from the interview but first, let’s talk about the hilarious memes that flooded the internet.

The Royal Interview

This Sunday’s interview was the most-watched non-Super Bowl Sunday primetime event in over a year. More than 17 million people tuned in to watch the tell-all. Meghan Markle opens up about a lot of things that she had dealt with like mental health struggles and even questions about her child’s skin color.
The racism that Markle faced from not only the British press but also the Royal Family shocked viewers. Many people showed their support for Markle all over social media.
Although there are a lot of memes about Oprah’s responses and facial expressions, Oprah was praised for her excellent interviewing skills. She’s spent her entire career perfecting that craft and this weekend’s interview was no exception.
Markle was very diplomatic while being interviewed. She would not name names when telling certain stories and didn’t dwell on the abuse that she endured. Some pointed out that she didn’t fully describe the abuse that she received.
There’s lots of speculation when it comes to exactly which member of the Royal Family was at fault for the abuse and racism which of course led to some memes about the Queen’s potential response to the interview.

The Royal Memes

The interview sparked tons of viral memes on social media. References to The Crown series, the Red Table Talk show, and even The Little Mermaid were included in the memes.

Red Table Talk

People joked about the Queen’s response and how she could handle it. Some made jokes about her apology posted on social media from her Notes app or address these allegations on her Instagram Live, but the most popular response was to watch the Queen on Red Table Talk.


Bernie Sanders

OF COURSE, someone had to throw Bernie Sanders meme in there.

The Little Mermaid

Meghan Markle had referenced The Little Mermaid during the interview. She spoke about related to Ariel, “I was sitting in Nottingham cottage and Little Mermaid came on. And who, as an adult, really watches The Little Mermaid but it came on and I was like, ‘Well I’m here all the time I might as well watch this,’ and I went, ‘Oh my God she falls in love with the prince and because of that she loses her voice.’
“But in the end, she gets her voice back,” Markle said.
People joked that as an adult they do watch The Little Mermaid.

Yes…there are plenty of adults shamelessly watching The Little Mermaid.

British Tea

Since the interview had lots of tea being poured, it was only a matter of time before the British tea jokes were made, right?


Spilling The Tea:

For those of you that may not know, let’s talk about spilling the tea. “Pour the tea” or “spill the tea” are popular internet slang. The phrases mean to tell the juicy gossip. It’s pretty much at the top of internet culture because no matter what you call it everyone loves some good old-fashioned gossip…well mostly everyone.

Royal Human Resources

Markle also talked about going to royal human resources for help. She said that she was told, “There’s nothing we can do to protect you because you’re not a paid employee of the institution.”

It wasn’t something to be taken likely but many found that experience to be quite relatable. Also, quite shocking that they even had Human Resources.

There were even references to The Office and the HR department in the show.

The Crown

Lots of people were anticipating future episodes for the Netflix series The Crown. Some noting that the writers will use the interview for their upcoming episodes.

Oprah’s Reactions

Oprah’s reactions are definitely the star memes from the interview.

A writer for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Nadirah Simmons, tweeted out that she’s going to be using Oprah’s picture with her hands for a long time. “Please know i’m going to run this image into the ground, it’s perfect for everything lol.”

But with memes comes backlash and in this case, these are no exception. People pointed out that the memes were in poor taste. Meghan Markle opens up about some horrible things she had to deal with and some felt the memes were tone-deaf.

This user tweeted out that she knows people don’t mean any harm but it’s not the situation for making jokes.

Memes are a big part of today’s internet culture. Many people found them to be in poor taste while others pointed out that this isn’t the first time memes have been made from serious situations. This is true considering there are tons of pandemic memes that at first people thought were in poor taste.

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