Peter Hunt, former correspondent and presenter, wrote on Twitter: “A royal calling out racism – Prince William at the unveiling of a national monument to the Windrush generation. Users were quick to share their thoughts, with one person, going by the name of FaithfulRadical, writing: ‘The irony’.
The couple moved to California last year to start a new life after stepping down as senior royals.
During the interview, which caught the world’s attention, Meghan claimed that “several conversations” took place within the Royal Family about their baby Archie’s dark skin.
She said: “In those months I was pregnant [there were] worries and conversations about how dark his skin was when he was born.
The Duchess told how the comments were made to her husband Prince Harry, with the couple declining to name who said it.
Harry continued: “That conversation I will never share. At the time it was awkward, I was a bit shocked.
Prince William spoke at the unveiling today as he and Kate Middleton attended the event.
The Duke of Cambridge said racism remains “all too familiar” for black people in the UK.
He added, “We know without a doubt that the Windrush generation has made our culture richer, our services stronger and our compatriots safer.
“Unfortunately, this is also the case for members of the Windrush generation who experienced racism when they arrived here, and discrimination remains an all too familiar experience for black men and women in Britain in 2022. There Only a few years ago, tens of thousands of this generation were deeply harmed by the Windrush scandal. This rightly reverberates throughout the Caribbean community here in the UK as well as in many Caribbean countries.
“Therefore, in addition to celebrating the diverse fabric of our families, our communities and our society as a whole – something the Windrush generation has contributed so much to – it is also important to recognize how the future that “they sought and deserved has yet to be achieved. Diversity is what makes us strong and it is what reflects the modern, outward-looking values that are so important to our country.”
Buckingham Palace previously said the claim was “worrying” but would be dealt with privately.
In a statement, the palace said “memories may vary” but the Sussexes would “always be much loved members of the family”.
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