Amid the continued row over Meghan Markle’s declare of racism throughout the Royal Household throughout an interview with American TV host Oprah Winfrey, former US first girl Michelle Obama dubbed the previous actress’ assertion as “heartbreaking” and said she hoped there’s “forgiveness and healing”.
“I feel like that was heartbreaking to hear, that she felt like she was in her own family – her own family thought differently of her,” NBC News quoted Michelle Obama as saying.
“As I said before, race isn’t a new construct in this world for people of colour, and so it wasn’t a complete surprise to hear her feelings and to have them articulated,” she added.
The previous first girl additional mentioned: “I think the thing that I hope for, and the thing I think about, is that this, first and foremost, is a family. I pray for forgiveness and healing for them so that they can use this as a teachable moment for us all.”
This comes as Meghan and her husband Prince Harry had through the tell-all TV interview to Oprah Winfrey accused an unidentified royal member of the family of elevating racist issues about their son and courtiers of ignoring her pleas for assist when she was suicidal.