CNN host Don Lemon on Monday opined that the royals “didn’t stand up for their own” because Prince Harry was married to a black woman, Meghan Markle, and they had a black child.
Speaking on CNN after Prince Harry and Meghan accused the royal family of racism, Lemon said that people had not heard from the other side, referring to royals.
He guessed that the royals will say they are not racist, but pointed to, “what did they do? Think about their actions.”
“They did not stand up for their own because their own was married to a black woman, had a black child,” Lemon said.
“They didn’t listen to him inside of the royal family.”
Lemon said the royal family let Prince Harry “go, they let him leave the country, they wouldn’t come to terms with what they wanted to do.”
The CNN host concluded: “So listen, we’ve only heard from one side but that one said at this point rings very true.”
Lemon’s shocking comments come after Meghan and Prince Harry had a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Sunday.
In the interview, Meghan said there were “concerns” in the royal family about the color of their son Archie’s skin.
The Duchess of Sussex also said she had suicidal thoughts because life as a royal was so hard.
Lemon asked CNN anchor Brianna Keilar to imagine having children and having to be concerned that they would be treated differently or how dark their skin tone was.
He said it should not be surprising that people were curious what Meghan and Prince Harry’s baby would look like.
“But what mattered was your reaction, if you said this is going to be a beautiful brown baby with red hair, I can’t wait to see it, that’s a different reaction than, oh my dear, what's the color of the skin, is he going to be too dark,” he said.
While Lemon was on Meghan and Prince Harry’s side, conservative commentator Candace Williams claimed that the couple blamed their treatment on “blackness” and that it was “sickening scapegoating.”
In a tweet, Owens said, "Meghan Markle is less than 25 percent black. Her son is less than 12 percent black.”
She continued: “Her and Harry implying that everything that happened to them is because of her blackness is a sickening level of scapegoating.”
Owens concluded that “what Harry is doing to his family (who cannot respond) is unforgivable.”
In their interview with Winfrey, Meghan and Prince Harry also said they married “in our backyard” before the wedding that was seen by millions worldwide.
Despite Meghan’s claims, royal baby Archie was never in line to be a prince from birth.
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