THE author of a Meghan Markle biography today claimed a Royal household member was racist towards him as he revealed how the duchess struggled to be “treated as an equal” as she joined the Firm.
Omid Scobie today claimed a member of staff at Buckingham Palace once said he had been “surprised” to hear the reporter had a posh accent.
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Speaking to the Times today, the author said he “had experience myself from one particular household member.”
And Mr Scobie, whose father is Scottish and mother is Iranian, said racism could have fed into how Meghan was treated by the Royal household.
He said: “I would say that there are certainly individuals there who may like to take a look at how they view the world.”
The author added: “I can understand how difficult it must be for a mixed-race American woman to step into that household and be treated as an equal, in an institution which lives by hierarchy.”
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Buckingham Palace has been contacted for comment.
It comes after claims were today revealed that Meghan and Harry had felt “cut adrift” by the Royal Family.
The claims are made in Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family, serialised in The Times and The Sunday Times this weekend.
Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, described as cheerleaders for the pair, are said to have been given access to their inner circle.
The biographers quote Meghan claiming: “I gave up my entire life for this family. I was willing to do whatever it takes. But here we are. It’s very sad.”
And the authors claim the ungrateful couple grew frustrated when the Queen and Charles refused to bow to their demands for change.
The book says Harry and Meghan even considered driving straight to see the Queen after returning from Canada in January because they had failed to secure an appointment with the monarch.
It was also claimed that the couple were left “with a bad taste”, feeling William and Kate ignored Meghan at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March — the Sussexes’ final duty as senior royals.
The authors add of Meghan and Kate: “The Duchesses struggled to move past the distant politeness of when they first met.
“Their cordial but distant rapport was apparent when they appeared with each other.”
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