Former First Lady Michelle Obama showed support for Meghan Markle on Tuesday in comments about statements Markle made about the British royal family during an Oprah Winfrey interview.
Obama said that claims of racism against Markle and her son Archie were “heartbreaking” but “not surprising,” and she was hopeful that the revelation teach the world a lesson.
Markle and Prince Harry didn’t identify the family member who speculated about how dark Archie’s skin color would be before he was born, but Obama said it was probably not too much of a surprise to Markle that some in the family felt that way.
“I think the thing that I hope for, and the thing I think about, is that this, first and foremost, is a family,” Obama added. “I pray for forgiveness and healing for them so that they can use this as a teachable moment for us all.”
The Sussex family and the Obamas have been close for several years now, having met when Barack Obama was president, so it’s no surprise that she would defend Markle, or that she would see any comment about racism as valid.
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