Harry and Meghan have been the talk of the town this past week as many people have been waiting in anticipation for their highly awaited Oprah interview.
The interview, which aired in the US on Sunday March 7th, will be aired in the UK on ITV on the following Monday night. People have already taken to Twitter to discuss it.
During the interview, Oprah discusses the British press and their treatment of Meghan Markle, in particular some of the headlines which she has been the subject of over the past few years.
One of the headlines from an Express article in 2019 referred to Meghan Markle eating avocados and stated that the fruit was linked to “water shortages,” and “illegal deforestation.”
Avocado tabloid headlines brought up in Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview
During Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview, Oprah referred to what people are calling the “double standard” in the British press and their coverage of Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.
One example is the reportage of both women enjoying an avocado fruit. A headline from 2017 reads:
“Prince William was given one of the green fruit – wrapped up in a bow – by a little boy who’s mother is suffering during her pregnancy too… He said he’d take it to [Kate] and see what happens – and said good luck for [the boy’s] mummy.”
A headline from 2019, referring to Meghan Markle, offers a very different stance, stating:
“The pregnant Duchess of Sussex and so-called ‘avocado on toast whisperer’ is wolfing down a fruit linked to water shortages, illegal deforestation and all round general environmental devastation.”
Speaking about the situation, Meghan said: “You have to laugh at a certain point because it’s just ridiculous. That’s a loaded piece of toast.”
Where to watch Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview
Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview was first aired in the US on Sunday March 7th, but viewers in the UK can catch the interview on ITV.
The interview will air on ITV on Monday March 8th at 9pm, and will be 1hr50 long.
It will also be available to stream at the same time on ITV Hub. If you miss the show, it will be available to watch on demand on ITV Hub from Monday night once the programme has been broadcast.