Michelle Obama Urges Meghan and Harry to ‘Forgive’ | 22 Words

Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama has urged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to "forgive" the royal family amid the shocking racism allegations they made against them...

Although she said it "wasn't much of a surprise" to hear the claims.

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Read on to hear what she had to say...

Now, it's the interview everyone has been talking about.

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Following their controversial departure from the royal family, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, sat down with Oprah last week to give their side of the story.

Their 2-hour-long interview aired on CBS on Sunday, March 7th...

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And viewers watched on in shock as some mind-blowing allegations were made against the monarchy.

For example...

It was claimed that senior members of the family had refused to get Meghan professional help when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie.

Meghan also addressed that incident with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

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Headlines were made in 2018 when Meghan allegedly "made Kate cry" in a row about bridesmaids' dresses in the days before her and Harry's wedding - well, in her chat with Oprah, Meghan claimed that Kate was the one to make her cry.

Though she did stress that Kate had apologized and that she had "forgiven her."

She also addressed the ongoing issues of racism within the monarchy.

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Meghan claimed an unnamed senior member of the Royal family raised "concerns" about how dark Archie's skin would be before his birth.

"In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, 'you won't be given security, not gonna be given a title' and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."

But Meghan wasn't the only one to spill the royal tea.

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Prince Harry himself spoke candidly about his current relationship with his family and how he has been "financially cut off," which initially left him fearing for the future.

Harry explained that he "had to get out," though when he did he was "cut off financially", when he and Meghan needed help the most...

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He also added that they've since been relying on his inheritance from Princess Diana.

"I was totally cut off financially. My family cut me off – if I didn't have what my mom left me, we wouldn't have been able to do this."

"All I wanted to do was keep my family safe."

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Meghan then insisted that they never had any plans at first to quit the U.K - she said the intention was to "do this forever" and that she told the royal family to "use me as much as you like."

Later in the interview, Oprah asked how the prince thinks the late Princess Diana would have felt about the rifts that drove them to step back from the royal family.

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"I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out, and very sad," Harry said, "But ultimately, all she'd ever want is for us to be happy."

Quite predictably, opinion has been well and truly divided over the interview...

With a vast majority feeling sympathetic for Harry and Meghan over what they've allegedly endured in the last few years.

Including the former FLOTUS, Michelle Obama.

Now, the Obamas are also no strangers to the royal family and, most importantly, the Queen.

They first met the Queen in 2009 during the former president's first year in office and they were introduced to Prince William and Kate Middleton when they returned to Buckingham Palace in 2011.

And they're no strangers to the Sussexes either!

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Michelle struck up a friendship with Prince Harry during her husband's presidency which lead her to eventually become friends with Meghan also.

The Obamas and the Sussexes been friends for years now...

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Bonding over humanitarian and military issues, as well as Prince Harry's inspirational Invictus Games for injured military personnel and veterans.

Michelle in particular has always sung Harry and Meghan's praises...

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And now, she's weighed in on the controversial interview.

During a discussion with Jenna Bush Hager on NBC that's due to air today, Michelle spoke about how she's met with numerous members of the royal family on many occasions...

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And how she's "not surprised" over the racism accusations made against them.

She explained:

"Race isn't a new construct in this world, for people of color, so it wasn't a complete surprise to, sort of, hear her feelings."

She then said that she hoped the family rift could be healed.

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"The thing I hope for, and I think about: this first and foremost is a family, and I pray for forgiveness and healing for them. So they can use this as a teachable moment for us all."

Michelle then told Hager that public service was a "bright, sharp, hot spotlight" that most people did not fully understand.

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"The thing I always keep in mind is that none of it is about us, in public service. It's about the people that we serve."

So there you have it!

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