Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are reportedly unhappy with Queen Elizabeth II’s reaction to the accusations of racism made against members of the Royal Family in her interview with Oprah Winfrey. This claim the co-author of the biography “Finding Freedom”, as reported by the U.S. “People” magazine.
Accordingly, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not believe that the 95-year-old monarch had taken care of the issues they raised and believe that since then “little responsibility” was taken, Omid Scobie the journalist told the paper.
This incident was reported by the Sussexes in the interview
In the TV interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired in early March, 40-year-old Meghan and 36-year-old Harry claimed that a member of the royal family had expressed “concern” about “how dark” their son Archie’s skin would be when the former actress was pregnant with him. They did not name the person. Meghan also said she had mental health problems during her time at the palace and had been denied help.
After the interview, the Queen had said in a statement, “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the past few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” saying the allegations of racism in particular were “concerning.” It continued, “While some memories may vary, they are taken very seriously and addressed privately by the family.”
In an afterword to “Finding Freedom,” to be included in the new edition of the book available in late August, Scobie and Durand claim, according to People, that “the Queen’s comment ‘memories can vary’ did not go unnoticed” by the couple. The Sussexes were “not surprised” that the Queen did not take full responsibility, they said. Even months later, nothing has happened on the matter, they say, “How can they move forward like this?”
“We are now in the chapter of recovery.”
Meghan and Harry retired high-profile royals in the spring of 2020 and have been building a new life in the U.S. ever since. According to Scobie, they are now looking to move forward. They are “ready to take their next steps back into an intentional public life,” People continues. After taking parental leave following the birth of their daughter Lilibet in early June, Scobie says they plan to report back soon and would have a busy schedule this fall and winter. The couple has signed deals with Netflix and Spotify and is involved in social causes with its “Archewell” foundation.