#AbolishTheMonarchy is trending on social media after Oprah’s explosive interview with Harry and Meghan.

The backlash against the Royal Family comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke out against racism experienced by both Meghan and her son Archie, and revealed that Markle had experienced suicidal thoughts and that Prince Charles had not answered Harry’s phone calls.

They said a member of the royal family – who both Harry and Meghan refused to identify – was worried about how dark their son Archie’s skin tone might be before he was born.

And Harry suggested his family were jealous of Meghan’s popularity with the public – just as the appeal of his mother, Princess Diana, had reportedly been seen as a threat.

The campaign group Republic led the calls to scrap the monarchy, branding the Royal Family a “rotten institution”.

Some people enjoyed how their accusations were inflaming those who support the royal family.

In regards to the interview, Buckingham Palace said they had received no warning about the interview.

A spokesperson said: “The Duke and Duchess are no longer working members of the royal family and therefore any decisions they take with regard to media commitments are matters for them. As non-working MRF they are under no obligation to inform the Royal Household of such plans.”

The interview is set to be broadcast tonight on ITV at 9pm.

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