Megyn Kelly didn’t buy what Meghan Markle served up to Oprah Winfrey.
The veteran journalist, 50, slammed Markle as “un-self-aware” Monday morning — hours after Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Winfrey aired — for claiming she wasn’t attached to the “grandeur” of being the Duchess of Sussex.
“[Meghan] goes onto say, I don’t believe in any of the grandeur. There’s an article already up on the New York Post here in the States that’s saying this is the person who had Clooney and Oprah at her wedding even though she didn’t even know them, and then covered herself in blood diamonds from a Saudi prince, so like, spare us that you’re not into any of the grandeur,” Kelly said on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” (via the Daily Mail).
Last week it was reported that Markle, 39, wore a pair of lavish drop earrings gifted to her by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, just three weeks after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. At the time, Kensington Palace said the earrings had been “borrowed” but did not reveal from whom.
“What I saw tonight was somebody who is totally un-self-aware, completely unaware of how she sounded,” the former Fox News and NBC News personality continued. “Like, ‘I wasn’t planning on saying anything shocking, except for my husband’s racist family almost drove me to suicidal thoughts while I was pregnant with my baby.’”
Kelly also criticized Markle for not specifically ruling out Prince Philip as the royal family member who allegedly had concerns over Archie’s skin tone before his birth, though Winfrey confirmed Monday morning it was neither the Duke of Edinburgh nor his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince Harry and Markle refused to reveal who was behind the concerns.