The royal family has a duty to take Meghan’s accusations seriously

Editorial: The monarchy should be setting an example by helping to drive home the anti-racist message

Monday 08 March 2021 22:51

Oprah Winfrey was not the only person to drop their jaw and gasp “what?” when Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, said that there were “concerns and conversations” about how dark her son’s skin might be.

Many viewers around the world will have been equally dismayed. Buckingham Palace is not only the principal residence and base of the monarch of the United Kingdom, a diverse nation, but also the head of the Commonwealth.

It is astonishing that anyone, presumably in a position of some authority and seniority at the palace to be discussing such matters with Prince Harry, could have been so crass as to bring such a thing up. It is hardly helpful to the monarchy, but Meghan was right to speak out.

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