According to Boris Johnson, “the prime minister should not say anything when it comes to the royal family.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not intervene in the scandal that erupted around the British royal family after Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle accused its members of racism.
Answering questions from reporters during a press conference on Monday, Johnson stressed that he will continue to refrain from making any comments.
“I pay tribute to your attempt to get me to intervene in this story and say more than I have already said, but I am convinced that the prime minister should not say anything when it comes to the royal family,” Johnson said in response to a question about whether he considers any of the representatives of the royal family a racist. In response to another request for comment on the scandal, the head of government said that he “has always deeply admired the Queen and the unifying role she plays” in Britain. Earlier, he announced that he had not had the opportunity to watch the scandalous TV program.
In an interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Sunday with TV presenter Oprah Winfrey on CBS, the Duchess of Sussex said the royal family was worried about her unborn child’s skin color. According to Markle, whose mother is African-American, her son “was reluctant to give title and protection” due to “concerns and talk about how dark the skin might be” when the baby is born. She also said that during her first pregnancy, she was haunted by thoughts of suicide, the reason for which was pressure from some members of the royal family and the media, she also described herself as a victim of “a real smear campaign.”
After the interview was aired, Winfrey clarified that Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and her husband, Duke Philip of Edinburgh, had nothing to do with talking about the color of their great-grandson’s skin. Buckingham Palace has not yet commented on the content of the interview.
London to Santa Barbara
Prince Harry and his wife announced their intention to step down as senior members of the royal family and secure financial independence for themselves over a year ago. The changes took effect on March 31, 2020, after which the couple lost the opportunity to officially represent Queen Elizabeth II on travel, perform other ceremonial duties, and use the title of Their Highnesses.
Currently, the couple lives in a house they purchased on the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara, California, and are raising their growing son Archie, who was born on May 6, 2019. In February, they announced that they were expecting their second child. In an interview with CBS, the couple clarified that they will have a daughter.
Earlier, British newspapers reported that before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke up with the royal family, Meghan Markle had numerous conflicts with her subordinates. Her former assistants accused her of bullying and unfounded claims. In Buckingham Palace, they promised to conduct an investigation in connection with the allegations, and representatives of the Duke and Duchess strongly rejected them, calling them false and linking the moment of publication of the publications with the imminent release of the interview.