John Oliver Wasn't Surprised By Meghan Markle's Interview With Oprah Winfrey, States Royal Family Needs To 'Evolve': Watch
After his 2018 comments about the royal family resurfaced and went viral, British comedian John Oliver is now weighing in on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey.
"It was amazing," he shared of the TV special while talking to Jimmy Fallon on his late night show. "I mean, I will say, I didn't find any of it surprising. That was kind of what I felt, sadly, her experience was going to be going in because, you know, I grew up, I know the royal family from a distance and they seemed like flawed people. That's literally the kindest way I can possibly put it."
A few months prior to Meghan and Harry's May 2018 wedding, Oliver appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and confessed, "I would not blame her if she pulled out of this at the last minute."
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"I don't think you need to have just seen the pilot episode of The Crown to get a basic sense of she might be marrying into a family that could cause her some emotional complications," he explained.
"I mean, they're an emotionally stunted group of fundamentally flawed people doing a very silly pseudo-job. That's what she's marrying into. So, I hope she likes it. It's going to be weird for her. I would not marry into the royal family."
His words made headlines once again a few weeks ago after the couple's tell-all with Winfrey aired — but the Emmy winner is doubtful that any backlash the royal family receives will spark any real change.
"The royal family, its whole selling point is that it doesn't change. That was kind of the point of it over centuries, that times come and go, governments rise and fall, but the royal family will always be there, unyielding," he noted to Fallon. "The stiff upper lip that doesn't wobble. So, that's their selling point."
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"As years go by, you realize that not changing is not entirely a good thing. Because that means the times might be changing around you, and you are refusing to evolve," he concluded. "So I don't think they will change because I don't think they have the capacity to. But they obviously should."
Oliver also discussed Prince Philip's health woes and Prince Andrew's involvement with Jeffrey Epstein.