Prince Charles has come under fire for his speech about racism and diversity as Meghan Markle fans claim that he did nothing to stop the alleged royal family and media attack on his daughter-in-law.
When Prince Charles shared a speech via his official Twitter page, he didn’t expect the backlash he got from Meghan Markle fans.
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales at a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 70th Anniversary of VE Day at Westminster Abbey on May 10, 2015 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
According to Page Six, the 71-year-old’s speech was to mark this year’s Windrush Day — which is a day set aside to celebrate the Caribbean immigrants that contributed to the British economy after they arrived in 1948.
In November 2016, Harry called out the media for the “wave of abuse and harassment” that his wife had faced from them.
Through the speech, Charles gave accolades to the existence of diversity in the United Kingdom when he said, “the diversity of our society is its greatest strength and gives us so much to celebrate.” Even though he meant well, it didn’t take long before Megan’s fans camped in the replies to drop their opinion.
A third critic noted that the prince “didn't even defend Meghan when she was bullied by your own family,” and another pointed out that the world saw how Charles treated Meghan. A fifth person simply informed the prince that people who lived in “glass castles should not throw stones.”
This wouldn’t be the first time that the issue of racism within the royal family and from the media would be addressed. Daily Mail recalled that in November 2016, Harry called out the media for the “wave of abuse and harassment” that his wife had faced from them.
The father of one pointed out that the “racial undertones of comment pieces” from the media were part of his concerns. Earlier this month, Elle also reported that a 2012 video of Meghan talking about her racist encounters resurfaced online.
Rocking a white “I won’t stand for racism” T-shirt, the Duchess of Sussex stated that she hoped that the world would have become more tolerable of all races by the time she begins welcoming her children.
While things have remained bleak since then, many people believe that real change is around the corner.