The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell interview today made newspaper front pages around the world for the second day in a row.
Reactions to the interview ranged from anger at Buckingham Palace to questions about whether the Royal Family will respond to some of the more explosive allegations. Many papers focused on the racism accusations the couple made against the British press and other royals.
In Australia the Herald Sun led with the revelation that Meghan had felt suicidal while living under palace rules, while Melbourne daily The Age splashed the couple’s accusations that a member of the Royal family had questioned what skin colour their son, Archie, would have before he was born.
Broadsheet The Australian’s front page headline read: “Meghan’s explosive tell-all divides palace”.
The New York Times compared the interview to the one Princess Diana had given to Martin Bashir a quarter-century ago and said Meghan’s story was “remarkably similar”.
The Washington Post said a “racial reckoning” had reached the palace gates and alleged the interview had exposed “how the royal family’s racism lingers”.
European papers also focussed on the fallout from the interview. “Buckingham [Palace] under fire”, reads the front page of French daily Le Monde. Germany’s biggest selling newspaper Bild said the couple had revealed the “brutal truth” about palace life and called the interview “the show of the year”.
Austria’s largest paper Kronen Zeitung also focussed on the allegations that Meghan and her son had not been fully accepted because of their mixed race heritage with the front page headline reading: “Racism against Archie and Meghan”.