Edward and Sophie shade Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview: 'Oprah who?'

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex's comment dismissing chat show host Oprah Winfrey has not gone down too well with US audiences


                            Edward and Sophie shade Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview: 'Oprah who?'
A still of Oprah and a still of Prince Edward with Sophie (Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images; Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

It has been quite a few weeks since Oprah Winfrey's interview with Harry and Meghan aired, but the buzz surrounding their accusations against the royal family refuses to die. So, not surprisingly, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, were asked about the Oprah interview when they sat down for their own long interview, the first they have given since they got married in 1999.

When asked if they had watched the interview with Harry and Meghan Markle, Sophie and Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex jokingly asked, "Oprah who?" and "what interview?" Sophie also said "We are still a family no matter what happens, we always will be," adding that she had had a long chat with Prince Harry after the funeral of Duke of Edinburgh. 

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Their quip, dismissing Oprah, the reigning queen of chat shows in the US, did not go down well with her fans who trolled them. One user said, "Wait, not royalists asking people to read the article(don't do it!) and put what that failed former PR employee said about Oprah into context? Since when do tabloids' readers care about context? Don't they spend their free time taking everything the Sussexes do out of context?"



 

Another user wrote, "Many of us are very aware that not everybody knows who Oprah is BUT (a) you are not one of those people (b) you were going for shade and mockery and (c) you knew mentioning certain names would get you the attention That's why you are getting dragged."



 

One user added, "I live in the UK and haven’t the faintest idea who this Sophie Wessex. Not sure which rock she’s been living under but she needs to crawl back and leave Oprah alone!"



 

Another user, however, shared the screenshot of an interview where she is defending Reverend Justin Welby for not knowing Oprah Winfrey, who was present at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding in 2018. The user then wrote, "Sophie The Countess of Wessex (Prince Edward's wife) was defending The Archbishop for not knowing Oprah. She was not "shading" or "coming for" Oprah. Context matters."



 

This user also addressed one of Meghan and Harry's friends Omid Scobie and said "And to @scobie, do better. You've taken one comment out of context and now people are coming trying to cancel a woman due to your actions. You're enabling the same kind of behaviour The Daily Mail causes with clickbait out of context faux-outrage."



 

However, not everyone was patient with the trolls. One of them even tweeted from twitter account, "It seems some of our US cousins are upset about Sophie, Countess of Wessex, to put it straight, it’s not so much ‘don’t know’ about @Oprah as ‘don’t care’, like most of us in the UK, she’s yours USA, please keep her. Cheers. #oprah."



 

While speaking to The Telegraph Magazine, Prince Edward also spoke about Prince Philip's funeral and said, "It was extraordinarily odd walking into St George's Chapel and finding the nave completely empty," and added, "It's always difficult with these kinds of things because you're in the middle of it, so you've got no idea what it necessarily looks like from the outside. It became really poignant to be there because it was suddenly so very intimate."

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