Meghan Markle’s half-sister Samantha has reacted to the Sussexes receiving an award for calling out the Royal Family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the Ripple of Hope Award gala next month to receive the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Human Rights award for speaking up against the “structural racism within the institution” of the British monarchy.
Speaking with UK news channel GB News’ Dan Wootton Tonight, available to stream on Flash, Samantha shared her thoughts on the couple’s award.
“I think the Ripple of Hope award really is bonkers on the grounds that everybody knows it was salient in the media,” she said on the program.
“The Oprah interview was chocked full of lies.”
“Those two in my opinion continually attack the Royal Family through so much and accept that award knowing that they don’t represent what they are positing themselves as representing.
“The Oprah interview was based on lies, the racism in the Monarchy is a grave misconception. I don’t think there’s any truth to it at all.”
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Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter Kerry Kennedy explained to Spanish news outlet El Confidencial why Harry and Meghan were receiving the prestigious award.
“[Meghan and Harry] went to the oldest institution in UK history and told them what they were doing wrong, that they couldn’t have structural racism within the institution; that they could not maintain a misunderstanding about mental health,” she told the publication.
“They knew that if they did this there would be consequences, that they would be ostracised, they would lose their family, their position within this structure, and that people would blame them for it.”
During their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, the couple alleged a member of the Royal Family had concerns over their son Archie’s skin colour.
Days after the tell-all, Queen Elizabeth II released a statement saying: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members.”