The Royal family has always been a hub of controversy and chaos, especially after Prince Harry left the Royal life behind with his family. The prince moved to the USA with his wife Meghan Markle, son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor in 2020. In a recent interview, he confessed about the British media being bigoted, which also lead to him accepting being a racist.
The English Media’s treatment of Meghan Markle
Royal women have always been subjected to toxic British Media, be it Princess Diana (before her death), Kate Middleton, or the current royal consort, Camilla. All of them have dealt with intrusive reporters and flashing lights. When Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, she and Kate Middleton were constantly pitted against each other in the media, comparing their outfits, demeanor, etc. They picked and read into all kinds of movements, attitude, expressions, everything.
In interviews and other platforms, both Meghan Markle and The prince have been critical of the media’s treatment of them. The Duchess of Sussex on many occasions has raised concerns about her children being subjected to such brutal and insensitive media tendencies.
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Meghan and Harry on leaving the Monarchy
Meghan Markle is the first mixed race, non-British individual to become a part of the British royal family. No one expected the transition to be easy; and she got slammed, dunked, and bombarded with lenses and mics. The couple have constantly talked about how roughly they were treated. The insensitive media lead to a lot of mental health issues for them both. They even disclosed in an interview with Oprah that the Royal family discriminated against their kids based on race.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not just stop with the interview, they have a Netflix docuseries where they talk about their journey. In their docuseries Henry Charles Albert David also recalled saying,
“Some of the members of the family were like, ‘Right my wife has been put through that, so why should your girlfriend be treated any differently? Why should you get special treatment? Why should she be different?’” “And I said, ‘The difference here is the race element.’”
The world is divided between fans who believe that Markle and Prince Harry are right, standing up to an obsolete institution. While others have taken to twitter pointing out how the young Royals are lying and fooling the masses, they believe that these are just publicity stunts.
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Prince Harry reveals that he has been Racist in the past
In his latest interview, Prince Harry confessed to being possibly bigoted before his relationship with Markle.
Prince Harry put a lot of emphasis on how his relationship with Meghan Markle has helped him see his inherent racism. In the interview clip when asked if he thought he was bigoted, the prince replied, “I don’t know. Put it this way, I didn’t see what I now see.” He also threw light on the criticism they received when they went public about leaving the family. The young prince clarified that there would be several news, but they choose to take control instead of give it away.
Markle’s husband also revealed that the family’s moto “Never complain, never explain” was also a big reason why the couple choose to be public about their thoughts and opinions.
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In the Interview he also highlighted how important the race element always was,
“What Meghan had to go through was similar, in some part, to what Kate [Middleton] and what [Queen] Camilla went through — very different circumstances,” he said “But then you add in the race element, which was what the British press jumped on straight away.” Prince Harry, continued, “I went into this incredibly naïve. I had no idea the British press was so bigoted. Hell, I was probably bigoted before the relationship with Meghan.”
Prince Harry’s memoir Spare, to be released on January 10, 2023, will reveal many more insider information.