Meghan Markle Wrote Personal Letter to King Charles About Unconscious Bias in Royal Family

Posted April 24, 2023 by: Admin #News

According to a recent report, Meghan Markle sent a letter to her father-in-law, King Charles, expressing her concerns over unconscious bias within the royal family. The letter was reportedly sent in response to a letter she received from Charles, in which he expressed his sadness over tension within the family, soon after Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021. The interview unveiled allegations that there were “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born.”


The new report reveals several new details, including that the letters name the member of the family who allegedly made the remarks about Archie’s skin, and that Meghan and King Charles agree the comment was said with no malice intended. Meghan allegedly also told Charles that she didn’t intend to accuse the royal family member of racism, but instead wanted to discuss unconscious bias.

The Duchess reportedly thanked the King for his letter, and while the tone of the exchange was “warm,” the family tension remains. A representative for the Duchess of Sussex responded to speculation that Meghan was not attending King Charles’ coronation over the matter, calling it “ridiculous.”


Prince Harry recently addressed the couple’s Oprah interview and gave more insight into their collective thoughts about unconscious bias. In an interview promoting his book, Spare, with ITV’s Tom Bradby that aired in January, Harry was asked about the couple’s sit-down with Oprah. During the revealing chat, Meghan claimed that there were “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born.”


Following the Oprah interview, Prince William was asked point-blank by a reporter to comment on the claims, to which he replied: “We are very much not a racist family.” In the interview, Bradby pressed the topic, telling Harry: “In the Oprah interview, you accuse members of your family of racism…”

“The difference between racism and unconscious bias… the two things are different,” Harry continued. “Once it’s been acknowledged or pointed out to you as an individual, otherwise an institution, that you have unconscious bias, you, therefore, have an opportunity to learn and grow from that… otherwise, unconscious bias then moves into the category of racism,” he said.


News that Prince Harry would attend King Charles’ coronation without Meghan laid bare the complex feelings between the couple and the royal family. Buckingham Palace announced last week that the Duchess of Sussex will stay back in California with the couple’s children while Prince Harry supports his father at the May 6 crowning ceremony in London. King Charles is said to be “pleased” his son will be there, but the wider reconciliation so many have hoped for within the family hasn’t happened.

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