On Tuesday, former First Lady Michelle Obama weighed in on the ongoing Meghan Markle fiasco where she blamed the Royal Family of being racist against her.
Michelle Obama, who has a history of race baiting, came to Markle’s defense, stating that she found the comments “heartbreaking” but “not a complete surprise.”
The 39-year-old and her husband, Prince Harry, previously accused an unidentified royal family member of raising racist concerns about their son Archie, now aged one, as Breitbart News reported.
The claim was made during an interview with Oprah Winfrey and ignited a firestorm of global publicity around the couple.
While reacting to the developments, Michelle Obama said: “I could never understand how it wouldn’t be seen as an added benefit and a reflection of the world today, especially right now, to go how inclusive is that that you can see someone who looks like you in this family, much less someone who was born into it.”
The former First Lady told NBC News: “I feel like that was heartbreaking to hear, that she felt like she was in her own family — her own family thought differently of her.”
“As I said before, race isn’t a new construct in this world for people of colour, and so it wasn’t a complete surprise to hear her feelings and to have them articulated,” she said.
Prince Harry has fallen in line with his wife and has turned on his family for their opposition to his decision to step away from them.
“I think the thing that I hope for, and the thing I think about, is that this, first and foremost, is a family,” Obama said in her statement. “I pray for forgiveness and healing for them so that they can use this as a teachable moment for us all.”
Back when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married, former President Barack Obama celebrated them on Twitter.
“Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together,” he tweeted at the time.
The Duchess interviewed the former first lady for the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, which the Duchess guest edited. In it the two discussed motherhood, giving advice to children, and girls’ education.
The Duchess of Sussex called the former FLOTUS “magical” and praised her “endearingly frank, down-to-earth personality.
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