The Duchess of Sussex claimed that she experienced more negativity than the Duchess of Cambridge due to her skin color.
Meghan Markle, 39, told Oprah Winfrey that she believed she had been singled out as she was “not just British.”
The former actress thought social media had an increased interest in her but the Palace had only brushed it off, claiming they said: “This is what’s happened to all of us.”
Meghan also said that Kate Middleton’s one-time nickname of Waity Katie wasn’t the same as the racism she claimed she experienced.
“I think the volume of what was coming in and the interest was greater because of social media, because of the fact that I was not just British,” Meghan expressed.
The Duchess of Sussex continued: “That unfortunately if members of his family say, well, this is what’s happened to all of us.
“If they can compare what the experience that I went through was similar to what has been shared with us, Kate was called Waity Katie, waiting to marry William.
“While I imagine that was hard, and I do, I can’t picture what that felt like, this is not the same.”
“And if a member of this family will comfortably say we’ve all had to deal with things that are rude, rude and racist are not the same,” Meghan went on.
“And equally, you’ve also had a press team that goes on the record to defend you, especially when they know something’s not true. And that didn’t happen for us.”
It was in November 2018 when reports of the clash between the two duchesses first emerged after sources claimed the former actress had been left displeased with the “stressful” fitting.
“Kate had only just given birth to her third child, Prince Louis, and was feeling quite emotional,” a source said at that time.
When Oprah asked Meghan: “Was there a situation where she (Kate) might have cried? Or she could have cried?”
Meghan replied: “No, no. The reverse happened.”
“And I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone, because it was a really hard week of the wedding,” Meghan continued.
“And she was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologized. And she brought me flowers and a note, apologizing. And she did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, right, to just take accountability for it.”
Oprah asked: “Did you feel welcomed by everyone? It seemed like you and Kate at the Wimbledon game where you were going to watch a friend play tennis?
“Was it what it looked like? You are two sisters-in-law out there in the world, getting to know each other. Was she helping you, embracing you into the family, helping you?”
Meghan seemed to dodge the question and said: “My understanding and my experience of the past four years is it’s nothing like what it looks like.
“It’s nothing like what it looks like. And I remember so often people within the firm would say, ‘Well, you can’t do this because it’ll look like that. You can’t’ so, even, ‘Can I go and have lunch with my friends?’. No, no, no. You’re oversaturated. You’re everywhere. It would be best for you to not go out to lunch with your friends.”
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