Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been mocked for using his TV show to ask ‘who cares’ about the British monarchy, before spending more than nine minutes talking about the subject. 

In a monologue opening with the strapline ‘we have no interest in the royal family’, Carlson said “we were going to take a hard pass on the whole thing” until he heard Meghan’s allegation that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, had in fact made her cry – in contrast to news reports claiming it was the other way around.

Carlson said: “Here’s this royal person, one of the most famous and fawned over people in the world, telling Oprah that she was incredibly wounded because she got into some kind of petty argument about dresses with her sister-in-law at a wedding three years ago.

“So stop the presses: she and her sister-in-law had a tiff about clothes – that’s never happened before.

“She thinks this is important enough to bring up in a television interview. It was her 9/11, so of course, she considers it newsworthy.”

Carlson later went on to criticise Markle for painting herself as an “oppressed victim” during her time in the royal family.

He continued: “’I have bodyguards but I was not protected. I was silenced’, says the lady doing a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. ‘When I speak, only 100 million people hear it around the world.’

“Rich people are oppressed, period.”

Responding to the video, people soon took to Twitter to point out the hypocrisy of Carlson spending several minutes on a subject which he previously said he had “no interest” in:

Others spotted a flaw in Carlson’s view that Harry is “weak and unhappy” – considering he served as a soldier in Afghanistan:

It isn’t the first time the TV anchor has been ridiculed over the past few days for his remarks, with Carlson also being mocked for quoting a fake article from The Babylon Bee and arguing that the story is “completely real”.

The online publication “[writes] satire about Christian stuff, political stuff, and everyday life”, adding that they “[leave] spin and bias to other news sites like CNN and Fox News”.

Carlson said: “Humour, above all, requires the truth. So of course, most real comedy has been banned for the last year – it’s one of the many casualties of totalitarian liberalism.

“One of the few places you can find humour is a website called The Babylon Bee,” he said.

Carlson then went on to read out a section from the article, titled ‘Woman escapes the patriarchy to find freedom in gruelling 80-hour work week’, which was published on Monday.

Some people online noticed, however, that he did so “without ever cracking a smile”.

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