Meghan and Harry Oprah interview: Ofcom complaints rise to 6,200 since it aired last month

Complaints to Ofcom over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey have hit 6,200 since it aired last month.

Figures released by the broadcast regulator show that the interview, which aired on ITV on March 8, has now received a total of 6,203 complaints.

According to the latest data released by Ofcom, it is the most complained about programme this month, receiving 257 complaints since April 6. 

The latest figures show complaints over Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey have now reached more than 6,200 despite the two-hour special airing at the start of March

The latest figures show complaints over Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey have now reached more than 6,200 despite the two-hour special airing at the start of March

The latest figures show complaints over Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey have now reached more than 6,200 despite the two-hour special airing at the start of March 

The shocking interview saw Meghan accuse an unnamed member of the Royal Family of racism, while also stating she was denied support after revealing she was struggling with suicidal thoughts.

In Meghan and Harry’s explosive interview with US talk-show host Ms Winfrey, the couple claimed one royal had ‘concerns’ about ‘how dark’ Archie’s skin would be.

Meghan said it was ‘a pretty safe’ assumption to suggest that the royal family member in question – who she refused to name – was ‘concerned’ that Archie being ‘too brown’ was ‘a problem’.

It was later confirmed that the person was not the Queen nor Prince Philip. 

The duchess also told how she contemplated suicide but was not supported by the institution even when she begged for help.

Harry said he felt ‘let down’ by his father the Prince of Wales, said he was cut off financially by his family in the months before Megxit, and expressed his shock at his loss of taxpayer-funded security. 

Th two hour special aired on ITV in March and saw Meghan accuse unnamed Royal Family member of racism while stating she was denied mental health support during the interview

Th two hour special aired on ITV in March and saw Meghan accuse unnamed Royal Family member of racism while stating she was denied mental health support during the interview

Th two hour special aired on ITV in March and saw Meghan accuse unnamed Royal Family member of racism while stating she was denied mental health support during the interview

He has since spoken with his father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William.

A statement released on behalf of The Queen following the broadcast 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.

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