Prince Charles Is Slammed by Royal Fans for Failing to Protect Meghan Markle from Racist Criticism
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.
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.
“The diversity of our society is its greatest strength and gives us so much to celebrate.”— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) June 22, 2020
To mark #WindrushDay2020, The Prince of Wales has sent a message of thanks to Britain’s Caribbean community for their contribution to life in the UK. pic.twitter.com/A4OTRWrhlC
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.
If only your actions matched your words..... save for possibly Prince Charles only, the RF were so unwelcoming to Meghan, the only POC in your "royal Household" only #PrinceHarry stood up for her and for that you gave him a resounding boot out of "The Firm".— Me & The Husband ~Resilience (@3t1kd) June 22, 2020
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.
What about the way Meghan Markle was treated by some royal family members? And that British media? People who live in glass castles should not throw stones.— Theresa (@Bibliophile23) June 22, 2020
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.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
While things have remained bleak since then, many people believe that real change is around the corner.