British Politician Ann Widdecombe Blasts Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Oprah Interview After It Was Nominated For An Emmy, Says 'The Idea That It Is Non-Fiction Is A Joke'

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Jul. 14 2021, Published 10:08 a.m. ET

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After hearing that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Oprah Winfrey interview — which aired in March — was nominated for an Emmy, British politician Ann Widdecombe was less than pleased with the news.

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"Have you seen any of those [the nominations], Ann?" Jeremy Vine asked Widdecombe on his show.

"I saw the interview with Harry and Meghan," she replied. "The idea that it is non-fiction is a joke. The other stuff Bridgerton and The Crown, I do not watch it."

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On Tuesday, July 13, Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special was among the five nominees for Outstanding Hosted Non-Fiction Series or Special.

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The other shows in this category include David Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, United Shades of America W. Kamau Bell, VICE and Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.

During the explosive sit-down, the pair touched upon a variety of topics. First, Meghan, 39, claimed that someone in the royal family was "concerned" over Archie's skin color and that the brood "didn't want him to be a prince."

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"There is no explanation. There is no version. I heard a lot it through Harry and other parts of it with conversations with family members and it was a decision they felt was appropriate," Meghan added.

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Harry, 36, also revealed that he was not on the best terms with his father, Prince Charles, or brother, Prince William.

"I love William to bits. He's my brother. We've been through hell together. But we are on different paths," he said. "The relationship is space. Time heals all things, hopefully."

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"There is a lot to work through there," he said of his father. "I feel really let down, because he's been through something similar. He knows what pain feels like. I will always love him, but there is a lot of hurt that's happened. I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try to heal that relationship. But they only know what they know."

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Following the interview, Queen Elizabeth responded to the allegations about Archie, 2.

“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning,” the statement, which was released on March 9, read. “While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

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