'Canada, let’s quit the Commonwealth': Canadians react to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Oprah interview

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People around the world were glued to their screen on Sunday, watching Oprah Winfrey interview Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Detailing their struggles with the royal family, the "institution," revealing there were questions around "how dark" Archie's skin would be, and Markle's mental health and suicidal thoughts after entering the British royal family, people were left with their jaws dropped after the two-hour special.

Comments and reactions to the interview have been in full force on social media, including Canadians who are questioning whether Canada should drop the monarchy and have an elected head of state.

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An online poll of 1,000 adults in Canada, conducted by Research Co. between Feb. 21 and Feb. 23, found that 45 per cent of Canadians would prefer to have an elected head of state instead, with 24 per cent of respondents indicating they would rather see Canada remaining a monarchy.

Other Canadians shared how they believe Princess Diana would feel if she was able to watch the interview.

"I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out and very sad. But ultimately, all she’d ever want is for us to be happy," Harry said in the interview with Winfrey.

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Others continue to call out the racism claims made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their interview, in addition to how she has been treated by the British press.

"If the source of information is inherently corrupt or racist or biased then that filters out to the rest of society," Harry said in the interview.

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