Meghan Markle doesn't seem to be lying when she told Oprah Winfrey she never felt supported by the royal family. After the former actress revealed she grappled with suicidal thoughts — among other things — her friend Gayle King said "no one in the royal family has talked to Meghan yet, at this particular time."
The 39-year-old also claimed someone in the royal family had "concerns" over Archie's skin color. Afterwards, the Queen released a statement saying "the issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning."
"I think it's frustrating for them to see that it's a racial conversation about the royal family when all they wanted all along was for the royals to intervene and tell the press to stop with the unfair, inaccurate, false stories that definitely have a racial slant," King said on CBS This Morning about Meghan. "And until you can acknowledge that, I think it's going to be hard to move forward. But they both want to move forward with this and they both want healing in this family. At the end of the day, that is Harry's family."
Even though Prince Harry is currently at odds with his brother, Prince William, and father Prince Charles, it seems like they are attempting to reconcile.
"Well I'm not trying to break news, but I did actually call them to see how they were feeling, and it's true, Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too," King added. "The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation."
She continued, "And I think what is still upsetting to them is the palace keep saying they want to work it out privately, but yet, they believe these false stories are coming out that are very disparaging against Meghan, still."
Before the interview aired, Meghan was accused of "manipulating" and making staffers cry while living at Kensington Palace.
However, Meghan's spokesperson defended her, writing: “The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma. She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good.”
"The bullying thing was raised in 2018 and now there's an ongoing investigation about bullying from Meghan Markle, when anyone who has worked with her will tell you exactly who she is," King said. "You know, she's really a very sweet, caring person. And as I say, Meghan has documents to back up everything that she said on Oprah's interview. Everything."