While hosting “Saturday Night Live” last night, Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out fame took a shot at the royal family after Meghan Markle accused them of racism during her explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.
“I know you’re hearing my accent and thinking, ‘Oh no. He’s not Black. He’s British.’ I’m here to reassure you that I’m Black and I’m British,” Kaluuya said, according to US Weekly. “I’m what the royal family was worried the baby would look like.”
During her interview with Oprah, Meghan claimed that she was hit with racism from within the royal family, claiming that an unnamed senior royal questioned how dark her then-unborn son Archie’s skin would be. Harry refused to name this family member, only saying that it was neither Queen Elizabeth nor Prince Philip. Meghan also claimed that she felt so isolated as a royal that she considered committing suicide at one point during her pregnancy.
The royal family responded two days later in a brief statement released by Buckingham Palace.
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” the royal family said in a statement obtained by Fox News. “The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
William addressed the interview briefly on March 11, when he said, “We’re very much not a racist family.”
Sources say that William is “uncomfortable” that Harry shared details of a private conversation the brothers had after the interview with Gayle King.
“William was left reeling. He says it was a cheap shot to leak details of their private call and that he twisted the truth,” a source told US Weekly. “He’s putting himself at risk of the same thing happening again.”
Last month, King said on her show “CBS This Morning” “Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father, too. The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive, but they are glad they at least started a conversation.”