THE Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres and the BBC not holding the Government to account were the topics raised by columnists in the newspapers.

The Daily Mail

Jan Moir said Meghan gushed about how the pair and children Archie and Lilibet were ‘very happy’.

“Somewhere in the back of the most cynical mind – bear in mind that this mind could possibly be my mind – the end result, and true purpose, of Megxit was always going to be the Duchess of Sussex being the star guest on a daytime chat show on American television, telling darling anecdotes about herself while wearing an expensive blouse and acting like the Hollywood star she never was,” she said. “And so it came to pass. There was a truly excruciating Candid Camera interlude where the Duchess of Sussex took part in an Ant and Dec-style telly caper on the streets of LA.”

She asked what on earth was going on in Meghan’s mind.

“What with this and their every move constantly being filmed by their own cameras, one wonders what it is that Meghan and Harry ultimately want to achieve. That’s what I want to know.”

The Daily Express

Richard Palmer said the Duchess of Sussex has always been focused on building her personal brand in the US and she showed a softer focus image to the American public.

“This was a cuddlier, more fun Meghan on display,” he said. “The publicity-seeking former actress went out to woo the young and middle-aged women who watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show with tales of her children and family pets.

“Many Americans bought into the Sussexes’ wholly false narrative that they were forced to quit Britain because we are all racists, but some are starting to have doubts.”

He said Meghan’s reputation was damaged by her apology to the Court of Appeal for “forgetting” that she had cooperated with the authors of a flattering biography she and Harry claimed to have had nothing to do with.

“She and Harry need to bolster their image if they are to continue to cash in on their royal titles. Her Ellen interview should be seen in that light.”

The Guardian

Andy Beckett said many non-Tories have a new sense of betrayal.

“They are realising they can’t rely on the BBC to stand up to the government,” he said. “From its inadequate coverage of the huge death toll caused by David Cameron’s austerity policies to its less than even-handed treatment of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership; the corporation has failed to give its huge audience the full picture.”

He said it has often played down the Conservatives’ excesses and disasters.

“Like Britain, the BBC is always changing, but changing slowly. Eventually, perhaps when the current Tory ascendancy is obviously crumbling, the corporation will become tougher again on the ruling party – assuming it first survives whatever it has in store for it. If you want a broadcaster that will always “hold power to account”, look somewhere else.”