The great royal unpacking of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, has probably tarnished the image of the monarchy across the Channel.

The suicidal thoughts of the young woman while she was pregnant and her accusations of racism do not pass with some Londoners.


It was an interview that had the effect of a bomb.

Interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for the American channel CBS, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, denounced among others the "denigration" organized according to them by the British royal family towards them and the racist reflections heard about their son Archie.

Prince Harry's mixed-race wife even reported on conversations at Buckingham Palace about her son's skin color when she was pregnant.

A great royal unpacking which divides public opinion across the Channel.

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"A very brutal image of the institution"

In London, after Harry and Meghan's words, the image of the monarchy is undoubtedly tarnished.

The fact that the Duchess of Sussex has come to suicidal thoughts offends many Britons.

"It's very shocking. I was expecting tongue-in-cheek but not that. And even if I don't particularly like Meghan, it gives a very brutal image of the institution," Judge Line, a resident from the capital.


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"The royal family refuses to modernize"

The other punchy statement that shocks Londoners is the one pointing to racism within the royal family.

Meghan Markle suggests that her son would not have had the title of Prince because of his skin color.

On this accusation, the British are more divided, like Lisa and Edwin.

"There was perhaps systemic racism, as we meet everywhere in society, but we must keep in mind that she chose this family and this historic institution," said the first.

An opinion that obviously does not share his compatriot.

"There is racism, but more subtle than what you can see in the United States. The world is changing and it looks like the royal family refuses to modernize. They are fixed in an ideology of the past."

Monday afternoon, Labor MPs called for the opening of an investigation into accusations of racism against the monarchy.