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Oprah interview was more media manufacturing, but now with added racism because of UK tabloids

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As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embrace life in California with 22-month-old son Archie and a second baby on the way, another chapter has officially closed with an Oprah interview on CBS.

So much idiotic gossip mongering occurred, but the show was revelatory in terms of seeing how backward that thing called the monarchy is as it now seems obvious that the Prince Chuck division is responsible for its failure. Rather than the media monster created in the marriage with Diana, it does now seem like the real and deep neocolonial divisions in the former Empire remain, especially when “senior members” of the Royal family got concerned about the skin color of the next child of Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex.

In the Oprah interview, partially a non-explosion gender reveal among other things, is a look at the post-Diana monarchy in parallel to media productions like The Crown. The global audience for British Royal-watching now has more fodder, especially with the British tabloids. This did show how pernicious the “Tabs” have become in terms of its relation to the “Firm’s” PR needs.

This will all change when Prince Charles becomes King. For example because of becoming King, security will become mandatory for his grandson, Archie. If anything the interview reveals how priggish the Palace has always been, and that it actually has a human resources department. Unfortunately it is as meaningful as even paying attention to the story of Trump’s trying to get a date with the newly divorced Princess Diana.

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