Meghan Markle and Prince Harry opened up the floodgates with their interview with Oprah Winfrey, aired via the CBS special Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special!
As anticipated, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first tell-all interview following their decision to formally step away from the Royal Family as acting members of the firm was filled with shocking revelations and claims waged against the UK monarchy.
From discussions about the color of their child’s skin and decision not to give him a title or royal security to Meghan’s heartbreaking tale of how her pleas for help from the firm amid battles with depression and suicidal thoughts were ignored, the interview was more candid than most every anticipated it to be. It also has apparently left the Royal Family with quite a lot of mixed feelings.
Among those said to be feeling let down by the couple’s interview is Harry’s father, Prince Charles, who is reported to feel “enormously let down” by the couple’s claims of racism within the family.
Prince Charles has no right to feel ‘let down’ by Meghan Markle
As a source close to the Royal Family revealed to People, Prince Charles is said to have been “let down” by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry due in large part to the couple’s claim that someone within the family raised questions in a conversation held behind closed doors as to “how dark” their child’s skin would be.
“The prince believes in diversity and his actions show that,” the source claimed noting, “[Prince Charles] feels enormously let down [by the comments.]”
Easy as it might be for Prince Charles to play the victim in the story, in reality, it is Meghan Markle who should be feeling let down by Charles.
Rather than chastising the couple for speaking out and using the platform to start an honest and important conversation about issues of racism they’ve experienced, shouldn’t Charles’ first instinct have been to come out in support of his son and daughter-in-law?
Sure we understand as the next in line to the throne needing to support the Crown, but even Queen Elizabeth herself expressed feelings of sadness to the couple’s experience in her official statement from the palace adding that the issues raised were “taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”
So while Prince Charles might feel “let down” by the couple’s allegations of racism within the royal family, it’s truthfully Meghan and Harry who have the truest right to feel let down in seeing even after their story has been told support is lacking from those within the family.