The historic interview between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah has just been released and it has done just what we all thought it would – completely divide the nation.
Aussies have shared their thoughts on the royal saga, with a majority of social media discourse even calling for the country to become a republic.
One passionate user took to Twitter to tell Australians it was time “to grow up.”
“Time to become a republic and have an Australian as head of state as well as democratically elected!” he said.
“Bloody time to wake up!”
Writer Benjamin Law also took to social media to reveal he was invested in the groundbreaking interview.
“Abolish the monarchy and replace every British royal statue with busts of Oprah’s “what” face reacting to Meghan’s disclosure a royal was concerned about Archie’s skin tone,” he wrote.
Federal MP echoed similar sentiments, tweeting: “The British Royal Family & their self-absorbed ‘Harry & Meghan’ goings on are irrelevant to modern Australia.
“Their latest pathetic privileged escapades remind us we need an Australian as Head of State. No Kings, Queens or Presidents. Make the Governor-General Head of State.”
“All this #OprahMeghanHarry stuff is nonsense. Two Americans and an Englishman discussing centuries-old privilege and class,” another person agreed.
“Sounds like it’s high time for an Australian republic.”
Others came out of the woodwork to say they cared little about Meghan Markle or Prince Harry’s interview.
I have no issue with the Royal Family, but am I the only one who doesn't care about the Harry and Meghan hullabaloo?
"Viva la Republic" I say..
— Jim Dolan (@JimDolanSport) March 8, 2021
“I have no issue with the Royal Family, but am I the only one who doesn’t care about the Harry and Meghan hullabaloo? ‘Viva la Republic’ I say..” he wrote.
NRL journalist Brad Walter agreed, saying: “Australia should have been a republic before the 2000 Olympics…
“Now is the time to make it happen. The royals are irrelevant to Australia and NZ.”
The world erupted in shock when Meghan and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss their experiences in working for The Firm, along with the comments made about their son Archie’s skin colour.