Meghan Markle Slams "Ridiculous" Rumors She Leaked Her Letter About Racism Concerns to King Charles

"Any suggestion otherwise is false and frankly ridiculous."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey had many bombshells, but nothing was quite as shocking as the couple's claims of racist behavior in the royal family. 

In the televised sit-down interview, Meghan revealed that "there were concerns and conversations" about "how dark" their son Archie's skin color would be once he was born. She refused to elaborate any further because it would be "damaging" to the person who said it — however, she seemingly already said too much because, according to The Telegraph, the duchess wrote a letter directly to King Charles after the interview aired to clarify her comments. 

Meghan Markle, King Charles


Revealing that she didn't think the royals were racists, Meghan said, instead, she had concerns about "unconscious bias" in the monarchy. According to the outlet, Meghan also named the individual who speculated about Archie's skin tone in her letter, but Charles and Meghan both agreed that the remark had been “an innocent observation.”

Charles reportedly responded to Meghan's note, explaining his disappointment in the couple's decision publicly speak about their issues. However, he didn't address Meghan's admission that she felt suicidal during her time at the Palace.

Meghan Markle


Soon after the report was published, royal reporters and fans began accusing Meghan of leaking the contents of the letter, suggesting it was her attempt to sabotage any peace talks that may take place between Harry and his father at the coronation. However, a spokesperson for the Sussexes swiftly shut down these claims, labeling them as "false and frankly ridiculous."

“The Duchess of Sussex is going about her life in the present, not thinking about correspondence from two years ago related to conversations from four years ago,” the rep told Entertainment Tonight in a statement. “Any suggestion otherwise is false and frankly ridiculous. We encourage tabloid media and various royal correspondents to stop the exhausting circus that they alone are creating.”

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