Meghan Markle claims British media call her children the ‘N-word’

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Meghan Markle claims British media call her children the ‘N-word’

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Meghan Markle has claimed the British media call her children the ‘N-word’, having previously been subjected to a Royal Family social media 'structure' that meant images of her kids went to press before she was able to post them herself.

Speaking to The Cut, Markle discussed her complex relationship with social media, revealing that she was re-joining Instagram after previously amassing three million followers posting content about yoga, food, hikes with friends and her pet beagle, Guy. 

The former actor had run that account for nine years before meeting Harry but upon their engagement, she found she had to give up control of her social media presence.

Meghan and Harry. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo
Meghan and Harry. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo

“It was a big adjustment — a huge adjustment to go from that kind of autonomy to a different life,” she said. 

She was then permitted to join Harry, Prince William and wife Kate Middleton on a pre-existing account at @KensingtonRoyal, which she had zero control over. 

“There’s literally a structure by which if you want to release photos of your child, as a member of the family, you first have to give them to the Royal Rota [the UK media pool],” Markle explained. 

This meant that, usually, her photos would appear on media outlets before she was able to post them herself - something that did not sit right with Markle, especially given what The Cut described as her ‘strained relationship’ with the British tabloids. 

“Why would I give the very people that are calling my children the N-word a photo of my child before I can share it with the people that love my child?” Markle continued. 

“You tell me how that makes sense and then I’ll play that game.” 

Meghan and Harry with son Archie in 2019. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo
Meghan and Harry with son Archie in 2019. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo

Last year, Markle claimed that the Royal Family did not want to offer security for son Archie as there were ‘concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born’.

In the controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired last March, Markle also said she had experienced suicidal thoughts and that she had reached out to a member of the institution for help, only to be told that she could not receive support.

Winfrey later confirmed that the comments about Archie’s skin colour did not come from the Queen or Prince Philip, but she told CBS that Harry ‘did not share the identity’ of the person with her.

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Topics: News, Meghan Markle, Royal Family, UK News

Jess Hardiman
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