Meghan Markle’s shocking statements in an interview with Oprah Winfrey sparked a torrent of backlash in Britain and around the world.
The Duchess of Sussex, who now lives in California with Prince Harry, said she thought suicidal while living with the British royal family, where she says she has faced racist remarks. Some would worry about the color of their son’s skin that he had before he was born. Buckingham Palace had not yet responded on Monday.
“I am sure the royal family will think very carefully before making a statement., Says MP Kate Green. But there are no excuses for racism, whatever the circumstances. I think it is important that steps are taken to investigate the allegations which are truly shocking. ‘
It has been over a year since the princely couple were officially retired from the British royal family, especially to escape the pressures of the media that had grown too strong. In the UK, Meghan and Harry’s interview is on everyone’s lips:
“Accusations keep on happening, but until we hear versions from both sides, we won’t be sure.“, Says a passer-by.
The interview with Meghan and Harry, broadcast hours after a rare speech by Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of Commonwealth Day, is a serious blow to the image of the British royal family, with Emily Nash writing the magazine’s “Hello!” :
“I think these allegations are very damaging to an institution that takes pride in leading the Commonwealth, hosting heads of state around the world and who have done a lot in charitable matters.. Just look at the prince of Wales. His charity “Prince’s Trust” has done a lot for young people of color. I think they will be absolutely devastated and shaken by these allegations.“
If Buckingham Palace has not yet responded, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has approached Elizabeth II expressing “her greatest appreciation”.