Ever since the bombshell interview Meghan and Harry gave to Oprah, more and more people, including celebrities and journalists, want to have a say about everything that had been said by the former royals.
Pierce Morgan, for one, has spoken openly of how he feels about Meghan from the moment she and Prince Harry started dating. After the interview, he described the former Suits actress’ comments as “vile destructive self-serving nonsense” and criticized Harry of letting her “take down” his family and the Monarchy.
More than 41,000 people lodged complaints to ITV in response to Piers Morgan’s coverage of Meghan Markle, one of whom was Markle herself https://t.co/IF3XjZUqoQ
— The Cut (@TheCut) March 12, 2021
Meghan shared how she was struggling with suicidal thoughts and even sought help but was told by “senior royals” that it would affect the institution’s reputation.
“Look, I was really ashamed to have to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, but I knew that if I didn’t say that, I would do it. I just didn’t want to be alive anymore,” Meghan told Oprah.
As a response, the Palace said that the issues raised by the Sussexes, including comments on how dark Archie’s skin would be before he was born, would be dealt privately.
The Queen’s statement read that “the whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.”
Prince William also addressed the racist allegations when asked for a comment while visiting a school in east London. He was reported saying: “We’re very much not a racist family.”
Now, former FLOTUS Michele Obama, says she isn’t surprised by Meghan’s racial allegations and says it should serve as a “teachable moment” for the Royal family.
“This, first and foremost, is a family. I pray for forgiveness for them so that they can use this as teachable moment for us all,” Michelle told NBC News. “Race isn’t a new construct in this world for people of color, and so it wasn’t a complete surprise to hear her feelings and to hear them articulated.”
Michelle Obama Hopes Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Find Closure and Forgiveness Post-Oprah Interview https://t.co/8HDGA1rq9k
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) March 16, 2021
“Public service, it’s a bright, sharp, hot spotlight and most people don’t understand it nor should they,” Michelle further commented.
“The thing that I always keep in mind is that none of this is about us, it’s about the people that we serve, I always try to push the light back out and focus it on the folks that we’re actually here to serve.”
Meanwhile, Gayle King, Oprah’s friend and co-host of CBS ‘This Morning’ said Harry and Meghan confirmed to her that Harry spoke to both William and Prince Charles.
“It’s true, Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too, and the word I was given was that those conversations were not productive, but they are glad that they have at least started a conversation,” she said, as per British newspaper The Guardian.
The Palace, however, have not yet confirmed King’s remarks.