Diane Abbott told the BBC’s Today Programme that the Royal Family has not learned anything during the 25 years that have passed since Princess Diana left the monarchy. The former Shadow Home Secretary added that the monarchy must do seriously reflect on the issues raised by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Ms Abbott said: “There has got to be a very serious reflection.
“They need to look at some of the people that work at Buckingham Palace.
“They also need to reflect on, have they learned anything over the last 25 years since what happened to Princess Diana?
“It does not look as if they have.”
The UK’s first black woman MP was also quizzed on the claim a member of the Royal Family was concerned regarding how dark the skin colour of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s child would be.
The Labour MP said: “I thought it was the most extremely distasteful thing for somebody to say.
“First of all, it is stupid, there is no way Meghan and Harry will know what colour their baby will be.
“But also to be worrying about her dark the child would be can only be described as racism.”
Ms Abbott added: “They do need to think hard about some of the attitudes of the aides and advisers in Buckingham Palace.
“Because it is clear on that level they did not adjust well to having a mixed-race woman marrying into the Royal Family.”
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Published at Tue, 09 Mar 2021 07:45:00 +0000