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By Citizen Reporter

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Michelle Obama hopes royal family reconciles

The mom of two says she understands the effects of racist comments but she hopes they can sort out their differences and reconcile.


Former first lady of the US Michelle Obama has weighed in on the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah a week after the interview was flighted.

Obama formed a relationship with the couple during husband Barack’s tenure as president.

The Daily Mail reports that Obama said she wasn’t surprised by the shocking claims about race but hopes the family will iron out their differences.

“Race isn’t a new construct in this world for people of colour,” said Obama during an interview with Jenna Bush Hager on NBC. “So it wasn’t a complete surprise to, sort of, hear her feelings.”

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The publication further reported she hopes the family come to some understanding and reconcile. “The thing I hope for and I think about: this first and foremost is a family and I pray for forgiveness and healing for themso they can use this as a teachable moment for us all.”


Last week Meghan and Harry opened up to the world for the first time about their reasons for leaving royalty to start a life of their own. Accusations of racism ranked as one of their reasons for their departure, with Harry confessing they had been cut off financially.

Obama said when in public office you will always face scrutiny but you have to face it head on, thinking about the people you serve.

“Public service is ‘a bright, sharp, hot spotlight’ that most people do not fully understand. The thing I always keep in mind is that none of it is about us in public service,” she said. “It’s about the people we serve.”

The interview hasn’t been without its fair share of criticism. Harry’s brother, Prince William, didn’t sit back and watch as the world attacked his family for racism.

He denied the claims, reaffirming a press statement Buckingham Palace issued on behalf of the Queen. The statement said the claims were concerning. “While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately,” the statement read.

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