Meghan Markle's Oprah Interview Prompts Avalanche of Jokes and Memes

Oprah's interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sparked a storm of viral memes on social media, from references to The Little Mermaid film and The Crown series to the Red Table Talk show hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith and her family.

Sharing an image of Meghan pictured next to Ariel, the princess from Disney's The Little Mermaid, user @PopCrave tweeted: "Meghan Markle compares her experience marrying into the Royal Family to 'The Little Mermaid': 'She falls in love with a Prince and loses her voice, but in the end she gets her voice back.'" The tweet received over 19,000 likes since it was first posted on Monday.

Meghan spoke about how she related to Ariel in her interview. "I was sitting in Nottingham cottage and Little Mermaid came on," Meghan told Oprah.

"And who, as an adult, really watches The Little Mermaid but it came on and I was like, 'Well I'm here all the time I might as well watch this,' and I went, 'Oh my God she falls in love with the prince and because of that she loses her voice.'

"But in the end, she gets her voice back."

Several Twitter users shared posts suggesting Queen Elizabeth II should appear on the Red Table Talk web television series where "three generations of women open their home for a series of candid conversations with family and friends," according to the show's website.

Author Desus Nice tweeted: "queen elizabeth on red table talk by wednesday," which has had over 135,000 likes since it was first posted on Monday.

Meghan Markle compares her experience marrying into the Royal Family to ‘The Little Mermaid’:

“She falls in love with a Prince and loses her voice, but in the end
she gets her voice back.” pic.twitter.com/B91Rg5nEva

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 8, 2021

Actor/comedian Kevin Fredericks tweeted: "This the only way to stop the damage," sharing an image of the Queen superimposed onto a shot of the Red Table Talk set. The post has had more than 13,000 likes since it was first shared Monday.

In a reply to Nice's tweet, Jada wrote: "As I always sayyyy ... ya'll be play'n wayyyy too much."

This the only way to stop the damage. https://t.co/h3QbYHWdTy pic.twitter.com/vtPjIGj2pp

— Kevín (@KevOnStage) March 8, 2021

Also in reply to Nice's tweet, user @KathieGrace24 tweeted: "A @RedTableTalk. Exclusive Friday, March 12th 2021. Only on Facebook Watch," sharing an image of the Queen seated at the table between Jada and Willow. The post has received over 2,300 likes so far.

A @RedTableTalk Exclusive
Friday, March 12th 2021.
Only on Facebook Watch. pic.twitter.com/86Bne8xT91

— Katherine G. Mendoza (@KathieGrace24) March 8, 2021

Another meme included references to the SpongeBob SquarePants and Netflix's The Crown series.

User @NatsuSanemi tweeted: "The writers of Netflix's The Crown during Oprah's interview: #OprahMeghanHarry #HarryandMeghanonOprah," sharing a gif of characters from the SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon series standing by a campfire with the words: "Write that down, write that down!"

SpongeBob is seen looking through binoculars while Patrick Star jots down notes. The post has had 650 likes since it was first shared.

The writers of Netflix's The Crown during Oprah's interview:#OprahMeghanHarry #HarryandMeghanonOprah pic.twitter.com/GpFAxTA6J5

— Natsu Sanemi☭ (@NatsuSanemi) March 8, 2021

Nadirah Simmons from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tweeted an image of Oprah holding her hands up during the interview with the words: "please know i'm going to run this image into the ground, it's perfect for everything lol." The post has had over 40,000 likes since it was first shared Monday.

please know i’m going to run this image into the ground, it’s perfect for everything lol pic.twitter.com/ZQzrVNhgfK

— nadirah (@hinadirah) March 8, 2021

User @Jollof_Senpapi tweeted: "The Royal Family are actually finished at this point. Diana won. #OprahMeghanHarry" with an image of Princess Diana that read "Tell Charles. I want him to know it was me." The post has received over 11,000 likes since it was shared Monday.

The Royal Family are actually finished at this point. Diana won.#OprahMeghanHarry pic.twitter.com/0IADBG4eac

— 🇬🇭JOLLOF P∆PI🇬🇭 (@Jollof_Senpapi) March 8, 2021

Meghan's talk with Oprah also saw Princess Diana's revealing 1995 interview with the BBC go viral on social media. Clips from Diana's interview were shared by several users on Twitter, receiving between 230,000 and 450,000 views at the time of reporting.

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Oprah Winfrey interviewing Meghan Markle for a CBS Primetime Special that aired on March 7. Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images