The Royal Family is working overtime this week to do damage control after the explosive Oprah Winfrey sit down with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. The Dutch and Duchess of Sussex detailed how they felt abandoned and excluded from the Royal Family, with Megan even making claims of racism and discrimination.
During the interview, Harry and Meghan opened up a lot about their last few years. Feeling an obvious wedge put between him and his family over his decision to marry a woman of color, Harry and Meghan began making plans to distance themselves from the family following the announcement of their pregnancy. They fled to Canada and eventually ended up in Malibu with the help of Tyler Perry. This was due to paparazzi finding out their location and them realizing that they were no longer being granted security by the palace, in other words they were no longer safe.
In a statement release this week, Buckingham Palace fired back, stating that they were seriously disturb and taken aback by the allegations.
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” the palace said. “The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”
Prince William was quizzed by a reporter this past Thursday while visiting a school with his wife Kate Middleton.
“We are very much not a racist family,” William told the reporter, adding that “I haven’t spoken to [Harry] yet, but I will.”
Social media collectively said “hold my beer” and got to digging up dirt on WIlliam and his racist past. What they found was a disturbing image of William and his wife being carried of the backs of Africans during a visit to the Soloman Islands.
In a post by Hollywood Unlocked, the couple can be seen being carried on chairs by the people. The caption says “Images of Prince William and his wife have resurfaced online of the couple sitting on thrones that are being carried by black citizens of the Soloman Islands, which is a former British colony. This comes after William said that the Royals were ‘very much not a racist family.’ ”
The caption continued “Per Newsweek, William and Kate were on their Diamond Jubilee tour of the British Commonwealth nations in the South Pacific in 2012. They were carried by people of color numerous times during the tour. Many claim these are traditions, however, after recent revelations it looks otherwise.”