In October 2022, Whoopi Goldberg criticized Meghan Markle for “making other women feel bad” after Markle said her time as a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal made her feel like a bimbo. Goldberg, known for her liberal views, commented, “If you see it and that’s how you feel, maybe you don’t want to make the other women feel bad because maybe they’re just trying to make a living too.”

Goldberg continued, “The objectification might be coming from you and how you felt about how these women were being portrayed.”

In 2023, Goldberg questioned Markle and Prince Harry’s account of a “near catastrophic car chase” with paparazzi in New York City. “If it was possible to have car chases in New York, we’d all make it to the theatre on time,” Goldberg joked, adding, “I think their spokesperson referenced something you generally would reference in Los Angeles. That’s where you have chases, where you can move at high speeds.”

Goldberg has described her relationship with Prince Harry as “close” and has also called for the Royal Family to apologize for their colonial past.