Fans of the Duchess of Sussex claimed that Prince Charles “lay back” and “did absolutely nothing” to support his son, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, when they were “harassed”. The scathing attacks come months after Meghan and Harry resigned from the Royal Family to lead a life out of public view in Los Angeles with their son Archie Harrison.
The criticism was sparked after Prince Charles, 71, posted a video message to commemorate Windrush Day on Monday, where he said “the diversity of our society is its greatest strength and gives us so much to celebrate.”
But Meghan fans said Charles did not protect his daughter-in-law, whom they claim is “as diverse as the royal family will get.”
An angry fan posted on Twitter: “Real shame.” He did nothing to protect his daughter-in-law … however diverse she is … “
Another said: “What a shame! That family is not smart.
Meghan Markle fans tried to defend the Duchess
Prince Charles took the honor of walking down the aisle with Meghan Markle.
Given their history, they should have gone out of their way to embrace and protect Meghan Markle. She is as diverse as they always will be. Now they are as out of touch and ‘awakened’ as ever. ”
One posted: “This of the man who leaned back and watched his daughter-in-law was racially intimidated and did absolutely nothing to support her.”
Another fan sarcastically tweeted, “Gosh. Maybe someday a member of the royal family will marry a beautiful and successful African-American person.
“Then the family can unite around this person with love and support when they are victims of racists. Oh wait…”
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The angry comments came after Prince Charles announced Britain’s diversity as his “greatest strength” and urged people to listen to each other’s stories and learn from each other.
In honoring the country’s Caribbean community for their contribution to life in the UK, the heir to the throne said: “Today, in honoring the legacy of the Windrush generation and the valuable contribution of blacks in Britain, I hope that We can continue to listen to each other’s stories and learn from each other.
“The diversity of our society is its greatest strength and it gives us a lot to celebrate.”
But fans of the Duchess of Sussex accused him of “hypocrisy” and “empty words.”
One posted: “These are just empty words. That is delicious coming from you. I don’t think you believe them.
“If you did, you wouldn’t have sat quietly and let Brother Media crucify Meghan, her daughter-in-law and the only example of diversity in her family.”
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Meghan Markle fans said Charles failed to protect his daughter-in-law
Prince Charles and Meghan Markle’s mother
A fan tweeted: “Hypocrite. You didn’t even defend Meghan when she was bullied by your own family and your friends in the press didn’t even defend your own grandson.
“Therefore, we are supposed to believe that you care about diversity.” Another posted: “Some people like to hold onto the tail of the coat, you are the future King.”
“Prince Harry and Meghan came out before you, don’t you think something is wrong with the image that you want diversity in your country but not in your family? That is what is called HYPOCHRISIA in a big way.”
One added: “What about the way Meghan Markle was treated by some members of the royal family? And what about the British media? People who live in glass castles should not throw stones. “
Meghan and Prince Charles have always shared a close relationship, with the future king even walking the duchess down the aisle at their 2018 royal wedding when their father Thomas Markle was forced to rescue due to health complications.
Meghan Markle and Harry left the Royal Family earlier this year.
Speaking about the time when he asked his father to take the honor, Prince Harry said that Prince Charles promised that he “would do whatever Meghan needed.”
Speaking on a special television show to mark Charles’s 70th birthday, Harry said, “I asked him to do it and I think he knew it was coming, and he immediately said, ‘Yes, of course, I will do whatever Megan needs and I am here to support you.
“For him, that is a fantastic opportunity to step forward and be that support. And, you know, he is our father, so of course he will be there for us.”
Kensington Palace announced in a statement at the time that it read: “Ms Meghan Markle has asked Her Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to escort her down the aisle of the Chapel of St George’s Chapel on her wedding day .
“The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way.”
Clarence House declined to comment when Express.co.uk contacted him.