Millions of viewers tuned in in March to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sit down for a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey.
A month after the dramatic interview, Harry’s grandfather, Prince Philip, died in the UK, and his funeral was attended by millions of people around the world last week.
Royal supporters and detractors are contrasting the number of people who saw Prince Philip’s funeral and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In reference to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, which took place on Saturday, April 17, a Twitter user reported that,
“Prince Philip’s funeral had 2m more viewers than Meghan Markle and Harry’s Oprah chat!”
Calling the comparison unfair a user replied
“You are seriously crazy to tout this but why are they comparing peak audience for the funeral with average audience for Oprah interview? Funeral was on 4/5 different channels & all numbers were added. Peak audience on one channel was this but really doesn’t matter.”
According to news, Oprah Winfrey’s dramatic two-hour interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on CBS in March drew 17.1 million viewers.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral was watched by more than 13 million television audiences in the United Kingdom on the night he was buried, according to the BBC. The one-hour service was watched by 11 million viewers on BBC, 2.1 million on ITV, and about 450,000 on Sky.
The total number of views was not reliably verified.