Kimmel lashes ‘inbreeding’ Royals and Colbert asks if ‘medieval selective-breeding might be racist’

Jimmy Kimmel last night laid into the ‘inbreeding’ royals as late night hosts took turns to skewer the Palace after Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview.

Stephen Colbert asked if the monarchy’s ‘medieval selective-breeding program might be racist,’ as chat show heavyweights Jimmy Fallon, James Corden and Seth Myers also took to the airwaves following the incendiary allegations.

Meghan and Harry made a series of grave claims against the royals in their interview on Sunday night, chief among them that ‘there were concerns and conversations’ about the skin color of their unborn child. 

Oprah’s jaw appeared to hit the floor when Meghan dropped that bombshell, as she replied: ‘What.’ 

Kimmel said: ‘No one delivers a “what” like Oprah, huh? Who can blame her, imagine after centuries of inbreeding all of a sudden these people are concerned about the color of a baby’s skin.

Kimmel said: 'No one delivers a 'what' like Oprah, huh? Who can blame her, imagine after centuries of inbreeding all of a sudden these people are concerned about the color of a baby's skin. Prince Charles has the ears of a basset hound and they're worried about the skin... and by the way they should hope that the kid looks more like Meghan than Harry. No offense but I mean Harry kind of looks like the guy who played screech may he rest in peace.'

Kimmel said: 'No one delivers a 'what' like Oprah, huh? Who can blame her, imagine after centuries of inbreeding all of a sudden these people are concerned about the color of a baby's skin. Prince Charles has the ears of a basset hound and they're worried about the skin... and by the way they should hope that the kid looks more like Meghan than Harry. No offense but I mean Harry kind of looks like the guy who played screech may he rest in peace.'

Kimmel said: ‘No one delivers a ‘what’ like Oprah, huh? Who can blame her, imagine after centuries of inbreeding all of a sudden these people are concerned about the color of a baby’s skin. Prince Charles has the ears of a basset hound and they’re worried about the skin… and by the way they should hope that the kid looks more like Meghan than Harry. No offense but I mean Harry kind of looks like the guy who played screech may he rest in peace.’

Colbert also seized upon the racism claim, saying it sounded credible. 'I'm gonna go on a limb here and say there's a possibility, just a possibility mind you, that this medieval, selective breeding program might be racist?' He said. 'Also, it's never good when the British ruling class thinks someone is too dark. They steal their land and make them play cricket.'

Colbert also seized upon the racism claim, saying it sounded credible. 'I'm gonna go on a limb here and say there's a possibility, just a possibility mind you, that this medieval, selective breeding program might be racist?' He said. 'Also, it's never good when the British ruling class thinks someone is too dark. They steal their land and make them play cricket.'

Colbert also seized upon the racism claim, saying it sounded credible. ‘I’m gonna go on a limb here and say there’s a possibility, just a possibility mind you, that this medieval, selective breeding program might be racist?’ He said. ‘Also, it’s never good when the British ruling class thinks someone is too dark. They steal their land and make them play cricket.’

‘Prince Charles has the ears of a basset hound and they’re worried about the skin… and by the way they should hope that the kid looks more like Meghan than Harry.

‘No offense but I mean Harry kind of looks like the guy who played screech may he rest in peace.’

Colbert also seized upon the racism claim, saying it sounded credible.

‘I’m gonna go on a limb here and say there’s a possibility, just a possibility mind you, that this medieval, selective breeding program might be racist?’ He said.

‘Also, it’s never good when the British ruling class thinks someone is too dark. They steal their land and make them play cricket.’

He also put his own comedic stamp on Meghan’s claim that she had never looked Harry up online and had carried out no research into what royal life might be like.

Colbert said: ‘What? Let me introduce you to this thing called Google. Over there, I think it’s called Lorry. It’s full of useful information. For instance, it says your husband knew Princess Di.

‘That might have been an indication that this was gonna be a rough gig. Also, while you’re Googling, you might want to try the combo “Andrew,” “Island” and “Epstein.” It’ll give you an idea about what the royal family is OK with.’  

Fallon opened his take with some serious praise for Meghan for her ‘bravery’ in revealing what her life had been like in Britain.

‘Good on Meghan Markle, for being brave enough to talk about her own mental health struggles and all the stuff she had to deal with,’ he said.

Then Fallon launched into a satire of Harry’s fractured relationship with his father Prince Charles, who Harry claimed had stopped taking his phone calls in the Oprah interview. 

Fallon said: ‘Even worse, he’d respond to texts with: “New mobile, whom is this?”‘

He also gave his commentary on how Meghan and Harry revealed for the first time the gender of their unborn baby, a girl.

‘It was a big event, mainly because they revealed the baby’s gender in California without burning down an entire forest,’ Fallon said.

Corden, who is friends with Harry, was more reticent to make cracks about the serious contents of the interview, but did make a gag about the wedding bombshell Meghan dropped.

‘So the ceremony I went to was a sham?’ Corden asked.

‘Can you imagine if they were like, ‘Does anyone here object to this union?’ And I was like, ‘Me! I do!’ And then it’s like, ‘Too bad they’re already married. We’re really just doing this for show.”

Myers meanwhile opened his show, saying: ‘Today is International Women’s Day, while yesterday belonged to a woman who decided to stop being international.’

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