No one in the royal family has spoken to Meghan Markle since the interview and all conversations are being routed through Prince Harry.
Prince Harry has spoken with his brother Prince William and father Prince Charles in the wake of the interview with Oprah Winfrey, as per reports. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had leveled explosive allegations against the Palace including racism and running alleged smear campaigns against her. TV host Gayle King revealed on CBS This Morning that Prince Harry's conversations with the family weren't "productive." "Well, I'm not trying to break news, but I did actually call them to see how they were feeling, and it's true, Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too," said King, who's friends with Oprah and Markle, reported People. "The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation."
King said that the Palace didn't want to take the matter public. "And I think what is still upsetting to them is the palace keep saying they want to work it out privately, but yet, they believe these false stories are coming out that are very disparaging against Meghan, still." She also confirmed that all conversation between the palace and the couple are directed through Prince Harry and that "no one in the royal family has talked to Meghan yet, at this particular time."
The CBS morning show host noted that the royals should have done better to call out false stories about the Duchess during the couple's time at the Palace. "I think it's frustrating for them to see that it's a racial conversation about the royal family when all they wanted all along was for the royals to intervene and tell the press to stop with the unfair, inaccurate, false stories that definitely have a racial slant," said King. "And until you can acknowledge that, I think it's going to be hard to move forward. But they both want to move forward with this and they both want healing in this family. At the end of the day, that is Harry's family."
During the interview with Oprah Winfrey, Markle said members of the royal family raised concerns about their future child's skin color. "There [were] conversations with Harry about how dark your baby is going to be and what that would mean or look like," reported The Oprah Magazine. Markle also said that Harry had also spoken with an individual in the royal family about the child's skin color but didn't reveal any names. As we reported, Markle had also considered taking her life after finding herself cornered in the Royal family. She was often the target of vitriol from the media with none of the members of the royal family stepping up to rubbish the rumors, many of which they knew to be false. After allegations of racism were leveled against the palace, Prince William responded, "We are very much not a racist family." At that time, William said he hadn't spoken to Harry but promised to.
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King also vouched for Markle after the British tabloids and host Piers Morgan targeted the actor. "The bullying thing was raised in 2018 and now there's an ongoing investigation about bullying from Meghan Markle, when anyone who has worked with her will tell you exactly who she is," said King, referring to a report in the UK about Markle facing a bullying complaint made by one of her close advisers during her time as a working royal at Kensington Palace. The allegation had come in the run-up to the Oprah interview being aired. "You know, she's really a very sweet, caring person. And as I say, Meghan has documents to back up everything that she said on Oprah's interview. Everything," added King.
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