Former First Lady Michelle Obama gave her thoughts on the interview Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had with Oprah last Sunday (March 7). The interview made waves as the Duchess of Sussex accused the Palace of racism and revealed she struggled with her mental health as a working member of the Royal Family. The accusations and admissions were publicly dismissed by some, while others, like Markle’s longtime friend and tennis pro Serena Williams penned messages of support.
“My hope is that, when I think about what they’re going through, I think about the importance of family and I just pray that there is forgiveness and there is clarity and love and resolve at some point in time,” the best-selling author said, according to a report by People. “Because there’s nothing more important than family,” she added.
During the interview with Oprah, Meghan and Harry shared that someone in the Royal Family expressed their concern about how dark their son Archie’s skin would be before he was born.
Prince William denied that his family is racist several days after the interview, though in the fallout of the interview, commentators like Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne have come under fire for their take on the situation. Morgan quit his role as lead anchor on Good Morning Britain following his on-air dismissal of Markle’s claims and a personally-filed complaint by the Duchess on the grounds of the impact his words would have on people struggling with mental health.
Osbourne, a co-host on The Talk, had a fiery exchange with her colleague Sheryl Underwood during a discussion on the interview, and Morgan’s words after. The show announced it would be on a hiatus until the episode was reviewed internally.
The Palace released a statement after the interview stating that the matter would be “addressed by the family privately.”
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