More than 1.5 million people turned on Tuesday evening for the interview that Oprah Winfrey had with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Two days after the interview aired in the United States, the conversation now yields a viewing rating record for Net5.

Around 49 million people worldwide already watched the interview in which Markle said, among others, that 'concerns' were expressed about the skin color of their then unborn son Archie.

So now 1.5 million people can be added to that.

In the interview, Markle also talked about suicidal thoughts she had during her pregnancy, saying that no help was offered to her from the royal family.

Her husband was candid about the troubled relationship with his brother and father since the couple left for the US.

Buckingham Palace commented on the couple's statements on Tuesday: "The family is sad to hear how challenging the past few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues that have been raised, particularly those related to race, are concerning, "the statement read on behalf of Queen Elizabeth.

"While memories can vary, they are taken very seriously and will be discussed privately by the family. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be very much loved relatives," said Buckingham Palace.


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The day top 5 of Tuesday, March 9

  • 1. NOS News from 8 pm (NPO1) - 2,609,000 viewers

  • 2. I Leave (NPO1) - 1,939,000 viewers

  • 3. Half past seven news (RTL4) - 1,631,000 viewers

  • 4. Oprah with Meghan and Harry (Net5) - 1,542,000 viewers

  • 5. NOS News from 6 pm (NPO1) - 1,326,000 viewers