Michelle Obama Says It ‘Wasn’t A Surprise’ To Hear Meghan Markle’s Royal Family Racism Claims

Michelle Obama has said it ‘wasn’t a surprise’ to hear Meghan Markle’s allegations of racism in the Royal Family. 

The 57-year-old made the comments during an interview with Jenna Bush Hagan on NBC.

She said: “Race isn’t a new construct in this world, for people of colour.

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Michelle had her say on the Oprah interview.
Michelle Obama weighed in on the Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Credit: CBS

“So it wasn’t a complete surprise to, sort of, hear her feelings.”

Despite the claims, Mrs Obama hopes that the family can heal the rift.

She told Hager: “The thing I hope for, and I think about: this first and foremost is a family, and I pray for forgiveness and healing for them.

“So they can use this as a teachable moment for us all.”

Meghan and Harry made headlines across the globe last week when they sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview.

The couple dropped several bombshells, one being that there had been ‘conversations and concerns’ about Archie’s skin colour before he was born.

When Oprah asked if him being ‘too brown’ would be an issue, Meghan responded: “If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.”

Prince William then hit back at the claims, insisting the Royals are ‘not a racist family’.

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Written by Aimee Walker

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