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March 8, 2021, 12:28 p.m. EST

How the U.K.’s newspapers reacted to the Harry and Meghan interview — from wall-to-wall coverage to nothing at all

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By Steve Goldstein

The interview of Harry and Meghan by Oprah Winfrey didn’t completely dominate the front pages of British newspapers on Monday, with U.K. television viewers yet to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s allegations of racism and isolation.

The U.K. royal family also has yet to make a formal reply, ahead of the British airing of the interview on broadcaster ITV.

The Daily Mirror, the country’s left-leaning tabloid, cut straight to the major takeaway, that someone asked about the skin color of their baby, Archie, before he was born.

The late edition of the Daily Mail also turned its front page over to the interview, including Meghan saying Palace officials lied to protect other royals and Harry’s assertion that his father, Prince Charles, stopped returning his calls.

Its website was almost entirely dominated by coverage of the interview, from a lighthearted look at the Archie’s chicken coop , with its Chick Inn hens, to the social-media reaction that divided Americans and Brits.

The Sun also devoted its front page to the interview, with the tabloid including an article on the secret meaning of the Armani dress she wore . The Sun is held by News Corp., which owns MarketWatch, the publisher of this report.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper, a conservative pro-royal outlet, featured a photo of the couple on its front page but also a story on Queen Elizabeth stressing the importance of family in her Commonwealth Day message. Its website however went full Harry and Meghan, including an analysis piece that said the royal family needed a “bulletproof vest” to endure . Another said there were “ enough bombshells to sink a flotilla .”

One newspaper, the I, didn’t include any reference to the interview on its front page at all.

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