Markle and her husband Prince Harry’s recent declaration of independence from the royal family —dubbed “Mexit” by British tabloids — has garnered sympathy from many who saw a couple hounded by the press and criticized at every turn.
Behar disagreed and interrupted. “Oh, come on. She did it,” said Behar. “She said, ‘hey, I want to be a princess’ so now she’s a princess,” she added.
“I don’t think she said she wanted to be a princess, I think she just wanted to marry Harry, and he just happened to be a prince,” countered guest co-host, actress Yvette Nicole Brown.
“What a coincidence — he’s a prince!” joked Behar.
Viewers on took to Twitter with their opinions, and some said Behar should be a little more sympathetic to Markle’s plight:
Prince Harry is protecting his family. He wants out of the abusive relationship with the press and refuses to allow them to destroy Meghan like they did his mother.— LightNDarkness (@PoetTLStarr) January 10, 2020
Meanwhile, people are throwing fits as if they own them.
They royals are in golden handcuffs. #TheView
Joy, I disown you for bringing that question about Harry. You are a bully and you are the problem with why Meghan and Harry have to go hide.— Tina Davila (@casinodavila) January 10, 2020
But others agreed that Markle knew exactly what she was getting into:
@TheView only in America, will blame everyone else except the real reason, it’s Meghan. She knew what royalty meant. This was her plan right from the get go. I hope the queen and her son Charles disowns them. Madam Tussauds got it right, when she removed them from her gallery.— William (@WilliamEdm) January 10, 2020
@TheView I have an unpopular view. Meghan married into the toughest family in the world. She knew it. I think Meghan has a responsibility to facilitate the family’s mission. I think this is a manipulative move on her part.— Sara Blessington (@sarabless) January 10, 2020
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