The Duke and Duchess of Sussex alleged during their Oprah Winfrey “tell-all” that “racism” in the British media and lack of support from Buckingham Palace were the main reasons why they decided to ditch their senior royal posts and leave the UK last year. But for some Brits, this move was akin to betrayal, claims royal author Anna Pasternak.
It is very unlikely that Meghan Markle will ever make a return to the United Kingdom, despite initial pledges by the Sussexes to “balance” their life between Great Britain and North America, author of bombshell biographies on the Royal Family Anna Pasternak told Fox News.
“Will Meghan Markle return to the UK? My speculative answer would be no, not if she can help it”, the writer believes. “Sadly, I cannot see her ever becoming a loved and cherished member of the Royal Family with the unified respect and adoration of the British people. I think that ship has sailed”.
Pasternak says that Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which she spoke about her struggles in the Royal Family, a dispute with Kate Middleton, purported concerns about her son’s skin tone among royals and suicidal thoughts, was perceived by many as “a total lack of respect for the monarchy” and British people in general.
“Because the monarchy is part of the British psyche”, the royal expert alleges, “this monarchy bashing can also be viewed as British bashing. And from personal knowledge, it is understood that Prince Charles, Prince William, Duchess Kate Middleton, and the Queen – they were just so shocked and saddened by [the claims]”.
The bombshell claims raised in the interview about the Royal Family, especially some covert allegations of racism, has left the household “reeling”, insiders now suggest. The allegations would be addressed “privately” Buckingham Palace said in an official statement that followed the programme.