Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has denied any involvement in leaking a letter she previously sent to King Charles III, expressing concern over alleged racial remarks made at the expense of her son, Prince Archie.
Markle reportedly received the letter in 2021 after she gave a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, where she claimed that someone within the inner family had made remarks regarding the skin color of her then-unborn son.
Markle’s Denial and Disappointment
The Telegraph recently reported that the letter was leaked by Markle herself to the press, leading to speculation and rumors online.
However, a spokesperson for Meghan Markle has dismissed these rumors as false and ridiculous.
The spokesperson added that the Duchess is currently focused on her present life and not thinking about correspondence from two years ago related to conversations from four years ago.
According to The Telegraph, the Duchess is disappointed that her concerns regarding the alleged racist remarks have not been adequately addressed since the original correspondence.
This reportedly impacted her decision not to attend the King’s official coronation, which will be held in two weeks.
Prince Harry to Attend, Markle to Stay Home
Buckingham Palace confirmed earlier this month that Prince Harry would attend his father’s coronation, although Markle would remain home with their two children.
Archie, who will turn four the same weekend of his grandfather’s coronation, will celebrate his birthday with his mother and sister, per People magazine.
Markle’s Inclusion in the Souvenir Program
Despite her absence from the coronation, Markle has still been included in some capacity.
In the official coronation souvenir program released last week, Markle can be seen front and center with the greater royal family.
The 84-page magazine showcases Markle in a family portrait taken in 2018, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured mid-laugh in a photograph captured for Charles’ 70th birthday.
In the photo, King Charles holds on to a gleeful Prince George, while Queen Camilla snuggles up to Princess Charlotte, pointing off in the distance.
Brothers William and Harry beam next to one another in what appears to be happier times since their now-infamous rift. Princess Catherine is seen holding a baby Prince Louis.