Shortly after Prince Philip died at 99 years of age on Friday, Fox News blamed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as responsible for his passing.
Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade linked the death of Queen Elizabeth II's husband – without any evidence – to last month's Oprah Winfrey interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that touched on allegation of racism inside Buckingham Palace.
Kilmeade suggested the tell-all interview that shocked audiences worldwide was all too much for the Duke of Edinburgh to take.
In the explosive CBS interview, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed an unnamed senior member within the Royal Family expressed concern for how "dark" the skin color of Markle's unborn baby, Archie, would be while she was pregnant.
At another point in the interview, Prince Harry discussed the cruel treatment of Markle as a Royal. He told Oprah he was disappointed in his family for staying silent when lawmakers pointed out "colonial undertones" in the British media's negative portrayal of Markle.
On Fox & Friends, Kilmeade said:
"There are reports that [Philip] was enraged after the interview and the fallout from the interview with Oprah Winfrey, so here he is trying to recover and he's hit with that."
You can hear Kilmeade's take in the clip, below.
Brian Kilmeade connects the death of 99-year-old Prince Philip to Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Oprah interview: "… https://t.co/DszKp4z8Na— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1617966969.0
Kilmeade then went on to cite Piers Morgan as evidence supporting his speculation the Oprah interview took a toll on Philip's health.
Piers, the former Good Morning Britain host, furiously walked off the set and ultimately quit the ITV breakfast program following backlash for repeatedly bashing Markle and accusing her of lying about her mental health as a royal amidst allegations of racism leveled at the Crown.
The Fox host continued:
"Piers Morgan was saying on his morning show, which he famously walked off of, is like 'Really? Your grandfather is in the hospital, you know he's not doing well, is this really the time you have to put out this interview?' "
"Evidently, it definitely added to his stress."
Fox News already blaming Meghan and Prince Harry, after the British Royal Family announced that 99yrs old Prince Ph… https://t.co/t6lbbcmWi7— Maiestas Ⓜ️ (@Maiestas Ⓜ️)1617973238.0
People on social media were outraged over Kilmeade's comments, yet found it unsurprising coming from Fox News.
@thedailybeast Of course Fox and Friends found a POC to blame— Joe Volkoff (@Joe Volkoff)1617968316.0
@thedailybeast It's silly how they want to blame Harry and Meghan for a 99 year old's passing. It isn't like he had… https://t.co/C1qB0MbKle— Sibusiso Mkhulisi (@Sibusiso Mkhulisi)1617971424.0
@thedailybeast Nevermind the fact that the man was almost a century old. 👀— Kanyi Zondo. (@Kanyi Zondo.)1617968182.0
@revrrlewis He lived 99 years every bit of it in the lap of luxury. He probably wouldn't have gotten past 75 if he… https://t.co/vLzGOMYYyU— Danny Braggadocious (@Danny Braggadocious)1617970597.0
@revrrlewis Oh FFS. The man was 99. News outlets have had his obituary pieces written & ready to print for decades… https://t.co/ubZO7EA3lP— 𝕋𝔸𝕄𝕄𝕐 ✨ (@𝕋𝔸𝕄𝕄𝕐 ✨)1617967694.0
@revrrlewis What else could explain passing at the tender age of 99?— zach (@zach)1617967052.0
@revrrlewis There was obviously no other reason why a mere child of 99 would die so prematurely. Had to be Meghan’s fault.— (((The Taiji Reporter)))🐬 (@(((The Taiji Reporter)))🐬)1617967715.0
Prince Philip is dead and Fox News just found a way to blame Meghan Markle whiles announcing it smh Can’t wait fo… https://t.co/YSOwn7pXuE— KELEWELE JOINT 🍟 (@KELEWELE JOINT 🍟)1617971584.0
@revrrlewis FFS, he was 99 and had been going downhill for years. He died a natural death after a long life. Anyone… https://t.co/tQGQw4fYRt— Laggan Social Distancing Saves Lives (@Laggan Social Distancing Saves Lives)1617971013.0
Philip was treated for an unspecified infection and stayed in his London hospital for one month. He was also treated for a pre-existing heart condition during that time.
"In Loving Memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021. Thank you for your service...you will be greatly missed."