*Sips tea* Welcome. Are you looking for answers? Receipts? A definitive timeline of Meghan and Harry’s plight against colonisation? You’ve come to the right place.
Well, well, well, well, well… what a week it has been. I’m getting flustered just thinking about it. As an honorary member of the Commonwealth, nothing butters my toast quite like Royal drama. And GIRL. These past few days have been chaotic, even for moi.
The allegations, the drama, the tea. It’s all a bit much. But never fear, we are here to break down this dumpster fire in the best way we know how. So, sit back, relax, and let us take you through the Meghan and Harry vs the British Colonial Empire drama from start to finish.
1995: Princess Diana’s tell-all interview
Let’s take it back to the very beginning. Over 25 years ago, Princess Diana sat down with Panorama’s Martin Bashir to set the record straight. Detailing the lack of guidance from the palace, the little to no support she received, the overwhelming press attention, and her struggles with depression, Diana’s expose provided an explosive insight into the Royal family.
— 👑 (@viratian18183) March 8, 2021
“When no one listens to you, or you feel no one’s listening to you, all sorts of things start to happen,” the 34-year-old revealed about her struggle with postpartum depression. “For instance, you have so much pain inside yourself that you try and hurt yourself on the outside because you want help, but it’s the wrong help you’re asking for. People see it as crying wolf or attention-seeking.”
This quote from Diana’s interview in 1995 just came full circle… This is why they left. History was repeating itself in the cruelest way. #PrincessDiana #HarryandMeghanonOprah #MeghanandHarryonOprah #MeghanAndHarry #OprahMeghanHarry pic.twitter.com/wVHfAfQhxl
— Nicole Lush (@NicoleLizLush) March 8, 2021
Since the broadcast of Meghan and Harry’s interview, audiences have continued to draw striking parallels between the two women’s stories, particularly of the palace’s disregard for their mental health. From this interview, multiple conspiracies have sprung up surrounding the circumstances of Diana’s passing in 1997. At her funeral, Diana’s brother, Lord Spencer, even blamed the media for her death, referring to her as the “most hunted person of the modern age.”
Check out the full interview here.
— Yabadaba🍑🐄 (@ElStupidity) March 8, 2021
Diana literally sat down for an interview 25 years ago telling us all how fucked up that family is and warning all future brides, though… Why did we erase that from history? #OprahMeghanHarry
— just harry (@henryscousin) March 8, 2021
— P.M. NEWS (@pmnewsnigeria) March 8, 2021
November 2019: Andrew-gate
A moment that Buckingham Palace would love to forget, recent events have reminded audiences of Prince Andrew’s trainwreck interview about his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. To summarise: Prince Andrew and Epstein were good friends, who would often party together. Once allegations against Epstein started to come out, so too did speculation around the Royal Prince. Since then, victims of the socialite alleged to have slept with Andrew as well, photos have been leaked of the Prince posing with underage victims, and their friendship continued well after Epstein was convicted in 2010.
hear me out—instead of Meghan, we interview prince Andrew. and instead of Oprah, it’s the police
— Alice Vaughn (@RationalBlonde) March 9, 2021
In 2019, Prince Andrew sat down with the BBC to address the allegations. What ensues is a painful attempt to cover his own ass. Dive in here.
Prince Andrew gets paid £270,000 a year from the state to do nothing, other than befriend child sex traffickers. #AbolishTheMonarchy
— The Trials of Arturo (@ArturosTrials) March 9, 2021
On Tuesday (March 9, 2021), the lawyer representing 20 victims of Epstein spoke out against the Royal Family, accusing the Palace of using their investigation into Markle as a “calculated decision” to take the focus off Prince Andrew.
The protection of Prince Andrew boils my piss, I don’t mind telling you.
— Shappi Khorsandi (@ShappiKhorsandi) March 10, 2021
“Allegations about him are far worse than the allegations about Meghan Markle. Prince Andrew was a working royal when he became a friend of Jeffrey Epstein, who was a sexual predator,” said Gloria Allred. “Prince Andrew is accused of much more than bullying or harassment in the workplace.” Prince Andrew still maintains his royal title, wage from Buckingham Palace, and military honours.
Unbelievable that this Prince Andrew interview was 85 years ago. pic.twitter.com/hQWeqPmK4R
— Jérémie Fernandes (@TheJeremieFern) March 8, 2021
January 2020: Meghan and Harry tap out
Before 2020 was fucked over by Covid, Meghan and Harry dropped the bombshell that they would be stepping back from their royal duties. While the couple originally said that this change was born from a need for privacy, their recent interview shows that the reality was quite different.
— Kae King (@TheKaeKing) March 8, 2021
— thee kaya (@trulykaya) March 8, 2021
*The Royals cut off Prince Harry off financially*
— Siobhain (@summer0001) March 8, 2021
— Ashley (@asophia09) March 8, 2021
March 2021: The monarchy is cancelled
Here ’tis, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Enjoy.
Tyler Perry and Oprah being the downfall of the British Monarchy is not something I had on my 2021 bingo card #HarryandMeghanonOprah
— Amara (@CryptidAmara) March 8, 2021
— Samantha Nicole (@chromatik15) March 10, 2021
startling. oprah has told harry and meghan to look under their chairs, where they found a set of keys to the new Kia Sorento
— Alex McKinnon (@mckinnon_a) March 8, 2021
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 8, 2021
Prince George and Princess Charlotte after the monarchy is abolished. pic.twitter.com/W8s984Ensq
— Rohita Kadambi 🍾 (@rohitak) March 8, 2021
— Katherine G. Mendoza (@KathieGrace24) March 8, 2021
— libby (@whatalib) March 8, 2021
— richard (@RichardSmiiith) March 8, 2021
Oprah clarifying every single statement for maximum tea😂😂
O: X Y Z???
— FK. (@fkabudu) March 8, 2021
— 𝒊𝒔𝒏𝒕𝒅𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 ⭑⋆⃟⊱✪⃝⊰⋆⃟⭑ (@IsntDaveOne) March 8, 2021
harry slipping in “before he stopped taking my calls” into that sentence pic.twitter.com/gkAUnw3N3K
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) March 8, 2021
You can watch Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah on TenPlay.