After the U.K.’s crushing defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 game, there was apparently some racism directed at the black players and the Italians. Prince William made a tweet condemning the comments. Meghan Markle’s supporters see this as vindication of the palace’s hypocrisy.
But they’re wrong.
While there may have been some directly racist comments when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship first became public, those handful of cases were outliers. A few random articles from mostly discredited websites.
The criticism of Meghan had nothing to do with race and everything to do with her behavior. But in order to deflect any negative comments, Meghan and Prince Harry made wild racist claims to shield them against scrutiny.
It’s worked for the most part, but now most people are seeing through it.
When Meghan and Harry’s relationship first became public, she posted an Instagram picture of spooning bananas. As an avid royal and celebrity watcher, I instantly begged Meghan as an attention seeker and wanna be, a half-rate actress who was always looking for her next 15 minutes of fame because she lacked a level of talent to make it on her own.
As it turns out, my initial assessment was right.
But if you were to question Meghan Markle or her motives, you were seemingly automatically deemed a racist.
Prince Harry’s heated statement certainly didn’t help.
When stories emerged about Meghan being “Duchess Difficult,” it was labeled as racist. After all, calling Meghan a demanding and difficult boss could only be the result of her skin color, not the content of her character.
Harry and her also took multiple private jet flights to vacation destinations around Europe, but to point out the obvious hypocrisy that the eco-warriors are producing an enormous amount of carbon-emissions in their personal travel while chastising the public to do more about their own was racist.
Meghan, as a royal, was a prolific spender. At one point, she spent $100,000 on a single maternity dress for her Morocco tour. But, again, to point out her spending would be considered “racist.”
In her interview with Oprah, Meghan insinuated that the palace didn’t protect her in the press enough because she’s African American.
But could it just be that it’s difficult to combat negative stories that are true? After all, how do you spin an ugly and outrageously expensive $100,000 dress that was paid for by the taxpayers into something positive? Even Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, would have been criticized for such an elaborate purchase.
As a royal, she is answerable to the people who pay for her lifestyle. She just didn’t get that or just didn’t care.
But in the case of the soccer players, those racist statements are completely inappropriate, and Prince William rightly condemned them.
In a Twitter statement, he said, “I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match.
“It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour.
“It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable. W”
Unfortunately, this story now vindicates her fanatic fans, who are convinced that every negative story and every palace slight had racial undertones when that was never the case.
Meghan Markle is just unlikeable, and she only has herself to blame for that. Accusations of racism only go so far.
Picture from Marie Claire.