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Britain divided over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal bombshell Updated: 2021-03-09 15:11:17 KST

A royal bombshell has sent shockwaves through Britain and thrust the monarchy into the center of the debate about race in British society.
In Sunday's interview, Meghan Markle, the wife of Prince Harry accused members of the British Royal Family's household of making racist remarks.

"So we have in tandem the conversation of, you won't be given security, he's not gonna be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."

Meghan said life in the Royal Family was so difficult that she was even pushed to the brink of suicide.

"I just didn't want to be alive anymore. And that was a veryclear and real and frighteningconstant thought."

The couple's announcement has been dividing public opinion.
At one end of the spectrum, many especially in the Black community and in younger age groups saw Meghan as a victim of racist attitudes.

"Talking about, how they were talking about their son, about how the skin colour was, was like really hurtful to a lot of people.."

"To be fair, as a Black woman she didn't get it very easy within the royal family and the newspapers weren't exactly friendly about it, either.So, I can see why they decided to denounce themselves from the royal family because it's just not worth the hassle, is it?"

But others dismissed Meghan's complaints as baseless and undignified.

" I feel really sorry for the queen who does an amazing job. I can understand that they've potentially got the odd problem with their family, but most people have."

"She knew what she was getting into and the bit about racism, I don't believe that for one minute"

The royal family has yet to officially respond to accusations from the couple.
Choi Jeong-yoon, Arirang News.
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