Meghan Markle accuses British royals of racism
Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, accused the British royal family of racism, lying and pushing her to the brink of suicide, in a televised interview that looks set to shake the monarchy to its core. The 39-year-old, whose mother is Black and father is white, said she had been naive before she married into the family in 2018, but that she ended up having suicidal thoughts and considering self harm after pleading for help but getting none.
Meghan said that her son Archie, now aged one, had been denied the title of prince because there were concerns within the Royal Family “about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.” Meghan declined to say who had aired such concerns, as did Harry. He said his family had cut them off financially and that his father Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, had let him down and refused to take his calls at one point.
She also accused Kate, the wife of her husband’s elder brother Prince William, of making her cry before her wedding. While the family came in for open criticism, neither Harry nor Meghan attacked Queen Elizabeth directly. Meghan told Winfrey that people within the royal institution not only failed to protect her against malicious claims but lied to protect others.
Harry said Meghan had “saved” him from his trapped royal life. “I would disagree, I think he saved all of us. You made a decision that certainly saved my life,” Meghan said.