- The Last Week Tonight show host John Oliver advised Meghan Markle to pull out of her wedding to the prince in 2018
- Oliver's sentiments about marrying into the royal family have made him the point of focus ever since the interview with Oprah Winfrey was aired
- People are still surprised that Markle still pushed with the wedding despite knowing she was not welcome in that royal family
Late Week Tonight talk show host John Oliver has been trending online after his comments on Meghan Markle surfaced online following the Oprah Winfrey exclusive interview.
Oliver gave Meghan advice in 2018 but looks like his sentiments on marrying into the royal family came to pass.
While appearing on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert, the comedian revealed to the host that he would not dare marry into the royal family and even advised Markle to pull out the last minute.
Colbert asked him if he was excited about the then-upcoming wedding between Prince Harry and Markle and he said:
''No. I would not blame her if she pulled out of this at the last minute. I do not think you need to have just seen the pilot episode of The Crown to get a basic sense she might be marrying into a family that could cause her so many emotional complications.''
The father of two also joked about how the royal family still practices things that seem a bit odd for grownups in this generation.
''They are an emotionally stunted group of fundamentally flawed people doing a very silly pseudo job and that is what she is marrying into so I hope she likes it. It is going to be weird for her.
I would not marry into the royal family, I am a commoner,'' he added.
Markle and Harry have been getting praise and criticism in equal measure especially after their interview with media mogul Oprah Winfrey was aired.
Here are some of the comments about Oliver's advice after the exclusive interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
''But she did marry into it and do not tell me she did not know what it is like as that is just silly.''
''Oliver has an accurate description of how Brits feel about the Royal Family. Absolutely accurate. They are this weird, dysfunctional institution that people are used to having.''
''Yes! They have all of these weird ‘rules’ that are not really rules. Also, would you really want your grandmother in law to dictate what you can and cannot do?''
Since the interview was aired, various celebrities have come out to support Markle and her husband.
Briefly.co.za featured tennis champion Serena Williams defending her friend by sharing a touching statement in support of Markle after the Oprah interview.
The mother of one noted that Meghan teaches her every day what it means to be noble explained that she understood first hand the sexism and racism institutions and how the media used them to vilify people of colour.
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