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Meghan and Prince Harry ITV Oprah interview complaints rocket to more than 5,000

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey has been complained about by more than 5,000 viewers, Ofcom's weekly broadcast report has confirmed

The chat between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the US talk show host was watched by millions of viewers across the world when it aired earlier this month.

However, not everyone was happy with the contents of the two-hour long televised bombshell interview.

A report by the UK's communications regulator covering complaints states that 5,178 viewers were not happy with the programme.

Last week's report revealed that the interview had attracted 4,398 complaints.

During the interview, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made several bombshell claims against the royal family.

Meghan, 39, told Oprah that Kate Middleton had made her cry, while Harry, 36, explained that his dad Prince Charles had stopped taking his calls.

The pair, who are parents to one-year-old son Archie, also revealed the gender of their unborn child is a girl.

Former Suits actress Meghan went on to reveal that she "didn't want to be alive anymore" during her time as a senior royal.

She revealed she had suicidal thoughts and said: “I just didn’t want to be alive any more".

Meghan also said that she made the admission so that she could give people hope that "life is still worth living".

And in arguably the most shocking allegation, Meghan accused the Palace of having expressed concern about the colour of baby Archie's skin.

She said that while she was pregnant, there had been "several conversations" within the Palace about "how dark" their baby would have been.

The Duchess on to suggest that it was a "pretty safe" assumption for Oprah to assume that had Archie been "too brown" it would have raised concerns.

However, Meghan chose not to reveal the identity of the individuals who had been engaged in conversations as it would be "very damaging" to their image.

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Buckingham Palace released a statement responding to the claims of racism made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

It read: "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. 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."

  • ITV
  • Meghan Markle
  • Prince Charles
  • Prince Harry
  • Ofcom

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