Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's Oprah interview booed at celebrity event, Piers Morgan clip also jeered at

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey has been booed at a television award ceremony this week, with one celebrity in attendance reportedly saying the Duchess of Sussex "was obviously not too popular".

The United Kingdom's National Television Awards were held on Friday (NZT) and among a collection of memorable small-screen moments shown to the audience was the Duke and Duchess's sit-down interview with the American TV host.

According to several British media outlets who spoke to attendees, the interview wasn't well-received, with audience members loudly jeering and booing when the pair featured.

"Immediately, there was audible booing throughout the arena," one source told MailOnline. "It was as though they were pantomime villains."

The audience's reaction reportedly couldn't be heard by those at home, with no noise from live inside the area being broadcast while the clips played.

One unnamed celebrity told the tabloid that when the clip started someone "shouted out and there was laughing". They said while some audience members were "embarrassed", it was clear Meghan "was obviously not too popular on the night". 

The Sun spoke to an audience member who said once Harry and Meghan appeared "the audience started booing and then everyone join in".

"It was really loud and funny," they said.

But it wasn't just the former senior royals being booed.

A clip of Piers Morgan was also jeered at.

Morgan, who was nominated for best presenter but didn't attend the ceremony, later tweeted saying the boos were "drowned out by cheers" and that footballer Cristiano Ronaldo "gets the same crowd reactions". 

He lost the award to game show presenters Ant and Dec, who took home the gong for the 20th time in a row.

"Wow! What a shock! Congrats to Ant & Dec," Morgan sarcastically tweet. "Thoroughly deserved 20th consecutive win - the way they held those jungle contestants to account during the pandemic was absolutely brilliant."

Morgan was earlier this month cleared of breaching the UK's broadcasting code after his criticism on Good Morning Britain of comments Meghan made during the Oprah interview prompted thousands of complaints - including from the Duchess herself. He would then leave the show.

In that interview, Meghan said she had felt suicidal while living as a royal in the UK and claimed she received little mental health support from the wider family and institution. Among a number of claims Meghan and Harry made, the pair accused an unnamed family member of racism.

Morgan said on GMB he didn't believe Meghan.

The pair's sit-down with Oprah added to tensions between them and the rest of the royal family, already angry with the Duke and Duchess for their handling of Megxit in 2020. Since Harry and Meghan left the UK, which they said was for independence and privacy, the duo have done a number of high-profile interviews and signed multi-million dollar entertainment deals.

It emerged earlier this week in new YouGov polling that their favourability rating has dropped to record lows.