On March 7, CBS broadcasted Oprah Winfrey’s prime-time two-hour interview with former royals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Among the 14 million people who tuned in on Sunday to watch the Duchess of Sussex was none other than Queen Bey herself. And after everyone had something to say, including the royal family, Beyoncé entered the ongoing conversation.
Beyoncé Expressed Her Support for Meghan
The “Halo” singer took to her website to share a heartfelt message directed toward Markle. In it, Beyoncé thanks her for the courage and leadership she has shown. The singer also added that Meghan has inspired and strengthened her and many others with this bold interview.
Whether the two women are friends is unclear, but they publicly met during the premiere of The Lion King in the summer of 2019. Even before they met, it was clear that Meghan has Queen Bey’s support. At the BRIT Awards in February 2019, during an acceptance video, Beyoncé and Jay-Z gave Markle a subtle shout-out. They stood in front of a custom painting of the Duchess of Sussex, and after finishing their speech, they turned around to look at the artwork. Do we really need any more hints on whose side The Carters are on?
The Bombshell Oprah Interview
From the moment CBS released the teaser for the interview, viewers started anxiously awaiting the premiere of the two-hour-long conversation that promised to give the scoop on what’s really going on behind the heavily-ornamented palace doors. The results did not disappoint. Meghan talked candidly about her newfound freedom with her husband, Prince Harry, their son Archie, and their baby-on-the-way.
Much like the rest of us, Beyoncé, too, must have been affected by Meghan’s openness about the mental health issues she struggled with. What’s even more shocking is that The Firm refused her the opportunity to seek professional help about it. It’s in times like these when people need support, and it’s honorable that Queen Bey is offering it to Meghan and Harry now.
Top 5 Scariest Podcast Examples That Are Spookier Than Losing a Wallet
You probably had big plans for Halloween, didn’t you? You were probably going to carve a pumpkin…until you remembered how much you despise getting your hands in sticky orange goo. You intended to make festive Jell-O shots…until you got to the store and discovered that they didn’t have the right color combination. You were going to dress up in a nefarious costume…until you realized that all the bars in your neighborhood were closed due to the ongoing global pandemic. Your plans to go to the apple orchard also fell through. If you still haven’t given up on your Halloween dreams, there’s a suggestion: You can always listen to a terrifying podcast, which is a very simple way to scare yourself silly.
Take out your phone, put on your headphones, and listen to one of the best horror podcasts you’ve ever heard…if you dare.
#5. The Last Podcast on the Left
If there is something supernatural to talk about, the men from The Last Podcast on the Left will debate it. These best friends are willing to discuss everything from cults to demons. It’s deliciously scary, and Spotify has declared it the spookiest podcast available.
#4. Dark House
Are there any interior design enthusiasts out there eager to be scared this October? Meet the Dark House podcast from House Beautiful. Hosts and House Beautiful editors Hadley Mendelsohn and Alyssa Fiorentino go into some of the most chilling true crime/Paranormal Activity scenarios. Take a walk, not a run.
#3. Parcast Presents: Halloween
Every single episode of the Parcast Presents Halloween is fully dedicated to a whole different freakish topic: urban legends, serial killers, ghosts, ghouls, and more. From your classic babysitting-gigs-gone-wrong to stories about Marie Antoinette, there is a plethora of yikes-inducing content available to listen to.
#2. Dr. Death
What scares you more than ghosts, zombies, and vampires? A neurosurgeon who commits heinous errors during spine procedures, resulting in lasting disabilities and even death. To be honest, this is the stuff of real-life nightmares. Oh, and it’s been adapted very well into a Peacock series. You can watch after binge-watching all the Wondery podcast episodes.
#1. Murder in Oregon
If you binge-watched Making a Murderer, you need to listen to iHeartRadio’s Murder in Oregon. It’s about the 1989 assassination of Michael Francke, the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections. Though a heroin dealer was convicted of the crime, detectives are now convinced—thirty years after the fact—that Michael was murdered by someone else. This podcast is dedicated to establishing the truth.