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Oprah Winfrey's TV chat with rogue royals lands Emmy nod

Oprah Winfrey's TV chat with rogue royals lands Emmy nod
/ Cover Media

Oprah Winfrey's explosive TV chat with the Duke & Duchess of Sussex has scored an Emmy nomination.

Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special earned a nod for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special on Tuesday.

The TV special, which debuted in the U.S. in March, stirred up a storm of controversy when Duchess Megan told Oprah she was refused access to mental health help as she struggled with a media attack from the British tabloids, and accused members of the British royal family of making racist remarks about the colour of her son's skin.

Prince Harry's wife, who is black, also told Winfrey she contemplated suicide at one particularly low point, as she became the target of vicious tabloid attacks.

Meanwhile, Harry told the TV titan he felt "really let down" by his father, Prince Charles, revealing that the heir to the throne had refused to take his phone calls.

More than 17 million people watched the sit-down interview.

Ironically, The Crown – the Netflix drama about Queen Elizabeth II's life – was one of the big winners as the Emmy nominations were announced. The series picked up 24 mentions, including Outstanding Drama Series and a string of acting nods for castmates like Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, and Josh O'Connor.

 

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