Meghan Markle today claimed in her interview with Oprah Winfrey she experienced more negativity towards her than the Duchess of Cambridge because of the colour of her skin.
The Duchess of Sussex told the chat show queen she believed she had been singled out because she was ‘not just British’.
Meghan, 39, said she thought social media had amplified the interest in her but said Royals had shrugged it off, claiming they said ‘This is what’s happened to all of us’.
And she went on to say the Duchess of Cambridge’s cruel one-time nickname of Kate Middleton – Waity Katie – was not the same as racism she said she experienced.
Meghan went on to say a Royal Family member had said they had all had to deal with rudeness, but the American said she did not think it was the same as racist abuse.
She said: ‘I think the volume of what was coming in and the interest was greater because of social media, because of the fact that I was not just British.
‘That unfortunately if members of his family say, well, this is what’s happened to all of us.
‘If they can compare what the experience that I went through was similar to what has been shared with us, Kate was called Waity Katie, waiting to marry William.
‘While I imagine that was hard, and I do, I can’t picture what that felt like, this is not the same.
‘And if a member of this family will comfortably say we’ve all had to deal with things that are rude, rude and racist are not the same. And equally, you’ve also had a press team that goes on the record to defend you, especially when they know something’s not true. And that didn’t happen for us.’
The new comments were revealed in a clip released to CBS This Morning at lunchtime.
They came after the Oprah Winfrey interview earlier today saw Meghan say Kate had made her cry before she married Prince Harry.