Just over a year after Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shocked the world by announcing their plans to give up their royal titles—effectively distancing themselves from life in England's royal family—the couple sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss the finer details of that big decision.
In the two-hour long bombshell interview, Markle, who identifies as mixed-race, shared she was the victim of racist treatment from the crown.
Specifically, Markle explained the Queen and company had "concerns and conversations" about Markle's son, Archie, who was still in utero at the time.
The monarchy apparently felt Archie's skin color could be a problem, and solidified their non-inclusive attitude by denying Archie the title of Prince and even refusing to grant the boy the highest level of security available, which the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton received without question.
Not surprisingly, the big interview became the object of analysis and raging debate across Britain and beyond.
And when Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan sat down to discuss the new developments with Black activist Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, things became heated.
Morgan accused Markle and Harry of making the "most incendiary charge I've seen in my career," and "spray gunning [Harry's] family on global television."
Dr. Mos-Shogbamimu, after fending off interruptions from Morgan, proceeded with a thorough schooling.
"Listen, you might learn something. The royal family is an institution rooted in colonialism, White supremacy and racism. The legacy is right there."
"So you're now surprised that a comment would have been made by several members of the royal family about how dark Archie's skin is."
When Morgan tried to interject again, Dr. Mos-Shogbamimu held firm.
"Let me finish."
"You're more outraged that Harry and Meghan had the audacity to speak their truth than you should be at the actual outrage of racism."
Morgan then fired back he felt Dr. Mos-Shogbamimu's comments about the Queen were disgusting.
Her response was succinct and clear:
"You are disgusting!"
See the entire exchange in the videos below.
The nation must see this! Piers Morgan getting told the truth 👏 #GMB #HarryandMeghanonOprah https://t.co/blA4wl2gJa— Jamie Bolton (@Jamie Bolton) 1615192121.0
‘You want to deny the Royal Family has any racist undertones or actions simply because you’re in love with the Quee… https://t.co/pmaHqGW5fU— Good Morning Britain (@Good Morning Britain) 1615189748.0
People who saw the exchange were full of their own commentary.
@GMB @piersmorgan @SholaMos1 FINALLY SOMEONE SEND TO SHUT UP.@piersmorgan and say in his face what many think Go g… https://t.co/jkQKofO7Bh— Susana León y Velásquez (@Susana León y Velásquez) 1615191484.0
@GMB @piersmorgan @SholaMos1 She spoke pure facts. Finally someone is speaking the truth!— Oyejide Arojojoye (He/Him) (@Oyejide Arojojoye (He/Him)) 1615189781.0
@GMB @piersmorgan @SholaMos1 🤨 pretty sure she’s raising her voice because she was being interrupted when answering… https://t.co/zVoha7UXpp— Keisha Meek 💙 (@Keisha Meek 💙) 1615192446.0
@JamieBolton Piers Morgan gets out-Piers Morganed. Good to see it happen.— Will W lder (@Will W lder) 1615193105.0
Keep your eyes peeled for plenty of other heated debates in the wake of Harry and Meghan's interview, which undoubtedly has shed light on a dynamic at the heart of the monarchy and colonialism that needs to be discussed.