Michelle Obama took a swipe at the British royal family on Tuesday after she validated Meghan Markle’s claim that they had racial comments and concerns about her son’s skin color. Obama said that the comments are “heartbreaking” but “not a complete surprise.”
Daily Political Newswire reports:
During a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Markle exposed some of the issues she and her husband have had to deal with since the two wed. Markle revealed that the British royal family was concerned about the color of their son’s skin before he was born.
While pregnant with Archie, she said there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
She explained that the conversations were relayed to Prince Harry from family members, but she would not answer as to who was facilitating the exchanges. “I think that would be very damaging to them,” Markle said.
“I feel like that was heartbreaking to hear, that she felt like she was in her own family — her own family thought differently of her,” Obama said. “As I said before, race isn’t a new construct in this world for people of colour, and so it wasn’t a complete surprise to hear her feelings and to have them articulated.”
“I think the thing that I hope for, and the thing I think about, is that this, first and foremost, is a family,” the former first lady added. “I pray for forgiveness and healing for them so that they can use this as a teachable moment for us all.”
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