Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Interview With Oprah Winfrey Loudly Booed At British Awards Show

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Sep. 10 2021, Published 10:11 a.m. ET

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The British crowd at the September 9 National TV Awards in London wasn't thrilled to see footage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pop up during the ceremony.

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At the show, Sir Trevor McDonald introduced a video that highlighted some of the biggest moments on TV over the past year, and when a clip of the Sussexes' interview with Oprah Winfrey flashed across the screen, it was met with boos from the audience.

"As soon as Meghan and Harry appeared on screen the audience started booing and then everyone joined in," an attendee told The Sun. "It was really loud and funny."

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According to reports, those watching the awards show on TV weren't able to hear the audience's reaction when the montage played.

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The parents-of-two's interview aired on March 7 and was watched by over 49 million viewers around the globe. During the shocking sit-down, the couple revealed why they left the royal family, claiming they were ignored when they were struggling with their mental health.

The actress also said that a member of the brood had "concerns" over the color of son Archie's skin, and she also faced racism herself.

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Queen Elizabeth responded to the allegations by releasing a statement via the Buckingham Palace.

"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 message 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."

The interview was nominated for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special at this year's Emmys. It's up against My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, United Shades of America W. Kamau Bell, VICE and Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.

The Emmys air on September 19, though it's unclear if the pair will attend.

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