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
The Royal Memes
Red Table Talk
Nah the Queen finna do a red table talk https://t.co/yyPbM8ggbt
— Fiona Applebum says Block Shaun King 🍎 (@WrittenByHanna) March 8, 2021
Tell Jada and em not to go invite the Queen, Camilla and Kate for Red Table Talk.
— Renee Larson (@iamreneejai) March 8, 2021
the only way to top this is if the queen goes on red table talk pic.twitter.com/utupdl3kaB
— tericka (@terickaaa) March 8, 2021
On the next Red Table Talk..the Queen speaks…😂 pic.twitter.com/RJOJst3Adi
— not_b4_coffee ☕️ (@one_time_around) March 8, 2021
The Queen of England has decided to break her silence on the current Megan and Harry issue and will be on the Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith this Sunday. pic.twitter.com/Vl3lrFK4oF
— tiso (@t111so) March 8, 2021
The Little Mermaid
I must admit that I burst out laughing at the *profound* Little Mermaid moment. But okay, okay, I’m back. #OprahMeghanHarry
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) March 8, 2021
Meghan…i do, as an adult, watch The Little Mermaid. 🥺😆😂 #OprahMeghanHarry
— Nina West (@NinaWest) March 8, 2021
The Little Mermaid is what Megan feels like. She finds the parallels of how The Little Mermaid falls in love with the prince and loses her voice. But at the end The Little Mermaid gets her voice.👏👏👏 #speakMegan #OprahMeghanHarry pic.twitter.com/LSZ35dtZPt
— Ines Visconti (@ines_visconti) March 8, 2021
— Bubbie the Whale (@littlec923) March 8, 2021
Since the interview had lots of tea being poured, it was only a matter of time before the British tea jokes were made, right?
Y’all this is TOO MUCH PIPING HOT BRITISH TEA
— Mekita Rivas (@MekitaRivas) March 8, 2021
ONCE AGAIN AMERICA WILL DEFEAT THE BRITISH MONARCHY BY SPILLING TEA
— Gabrielle Cornish (@gcornish91) March 8, 2021
Meghan is like, oh so I heard you british people like tea???? pic.twitter.com/iQS9FcSVNh
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 8, 2021
an American’s about to expose the British royalty. We haven’t had this kind of Boston tea since 1776
— Rob Bob (@BobertNelson) March 7, 2021
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.
It was devastating to hear Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reveal that Human Resources said, “we see the problem but we can’t help you.” But it was also comforting to know The Monarchy uses the same HR company as all the start-ups I used to work for.
— omri (@Omri_Rawrlan) March 8, 2021
so the HR department is useless no matter where you go
— tasha 🪴 (@tashpocket) March 8, 2021
“I went to Human Resources” – Meghan Markle and also me, in my Oprah tell all about working retail
— eileen (@eileennn_h) March 8, 2021
One of the smaller details of the Meghan Markle interview that I think needs to be discussed is the hilarious concept of the Royal Palace having a Human Resources.
— lyss (@babyvenom) March 8, 2021
There were even references to The Office and the HR department in the show.
— NotARaja (@NotARaja) March 8, 2021
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.
— Natsu Sanemi☭ (@NatsuSanemi) March 8, 2021
— Candace Blessed 🙏👩🔬♥️ (@blessedcandace) March 8, 2021
— skyerenaee✨ (@skyerenaee1) March 8, 2021
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.”
— Alexander Umeakubuike ✊🏿 (@AUmeakubuike) March 8, 2021
OPRAHS FACE IM YELLINGGGG
— aisha 🌹 (@blackpowerpufff) March 8, 2021
— Juicy Gentleman (@DariusAmore) March 8, 2021
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.
I don’t love memes being made out of the Meghan interview, even if their ‘good-spirited’. This is a woman talking about how she was tormented and abused. It feels in bad taste. Be compassionate and take her seriously.
— Eve Belle (@EveBelleSongs) March 8, 2021
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.