| 8 December 2023, Friday |

Meghan hits out at UK media over King Charles letters

Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, slammed the British press on Saturday for reporting that letters she exchanged with King Charles influenced her choice not to attend his coronation, her latest spat with the press.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Meghan wrote to the now-king to convey her worries about unconscious bias in the royal family. The letter was issued in response to her statements in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021 that the family was concerned about how black her son’s complexion would be.

It reported the Duchess of Sussex did not feel she had received a satisfactory response to her concerns.

“The Duchess of Sussex is going about her life in the present, not thinking about correspondence from two years ago related to conversations from four years ago,” a spokesperson for Meghan said.

“Any suggestion otherwise is false and frankly ridiculous. We encourage tabloid media and various royal correspondents to stop the exhausting circus that they alone are creating.”

Prince Harry will attend the coronation next month without Meghan, who will remain in California with the couple’s two young children. Their eldest, Archie, turns four on the same day.

Harry and Meghan stepped down from royal duties in March 2020, saying they wanted to make new lives in the United States away from media harassment.

  • Reuters