KEY POINTS

  • "Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special" is nominated for an Emmy
  • Prince Harry and Markle's interview was viewed by more than 17 million people on its initial airing
  • The 73rd Emmy Awards will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+ on Sept. 19

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey has been nominated for an Emmy.

Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down for an interview with Winfrey for a CBS special. At the time, the couple stirred the royal watchers and the members of the firm with their various revelations, including the alleged racism in the royal household.

The "Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special," which first aired in the United States on March 7, was among the five nominees for the Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special category. The nominations were announced Tuesday, People reported.

Prince Harry and Markle's interview with Winfrey was viewed by more than 17 million people on its initial airing in the U.S. It was broadcast in the United Kingdom the following day.

In the interview, Prince Harry and Markle went on the record about the false reports involving them on the media, shared their thoughts about the other members of the royal family and explained why they decided to step away from their royal duties.

The duchess said she struggled with her mental health when she was pregnant with Archie. She also denied the speculations that she made her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, cry in the run-up to her and Prince Harry’s royal wedding.

"The reverse happened," Markle said. "Everyone in the institution knew it wasn’t true."

Markle did not go into detail about the encounter. However, she made it clear that she has already forgiven the Duchess of Cambridge who sent her flowers and a card after the incident.

"There wasn’t a confrontation. I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details because she apologized, and I’ve forgiven her," she said.

Prince Harry and Markle also mentioned that a member of the royal family raised concerns about Archie's skin color prior his birth. Their statement sparked racism allegations against the royal family.

Prince Harry and Markle's interview with Winfrey received several reactions from royal experts and other royals. Prince Albert II of Monaco said the couple's "public display of dissatisfaction" was inappropriate.

"It did bother me a little bit," he said. "I can understand where they're coming from in a certain way, but I think it wasn’t the appropriate forum to be able to have these kinds of discussions."

Royal biographer Ingrid Seward felt that Prince Harry knew what he was doing, but he allegedly wanted to rock the boat with his family.

The 73rd Emmy Awards will air live on Sep. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. It will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

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PEACEHAVEN, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex make an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven, Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Peacehaven, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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