William, Kate haven’t taken ‘stand’ on racism like Harry, Meghan – watch host

Scene Guest host Lindsay Granger said in a discussion about the royal tour of the Caribbean that Prince William and Kate Middleton have never “stepped in a way that we’ve seen Harry and Meghan step on a line and take a stand.” About racism. Granger’s remarks came hours before William delivered a speech at a reception in Jamaica describing slavery as “disgusting”.

In a talk show episode that aired Wednesday, Granger and fellow co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sarah Haines opened up about the protests in Jamaica over William and Kate’s royal visit.

Protests outside the British High Commission demanding that British royals apologize for the role played by their ancestors in enslavement were formally discussed on the first day of the royal visit.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been accused of not taking a stand on the issue of race like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Cambridge (L) photographed in Jamaica on March 23, 2022. Prince Harry and Meghan (R) photographed at the Global Citizen Live event on September 25, 2021.
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Goldberg, who had been suspended from his job, upon becoming aware of the need for action in the matter after the Royals Scene After the insensitive statements made about the Holocaust in February, she told her co-hosts: “I suspect that Charles, when he was in Barbados, had some idea because he went ahead and apologized … so maybe Somebody is listening and it’s a new group of people—I don’t know if it’s Charles or William, but one of them.”

Granger responded by saying that she does not think William can be trusted to act on these issues because of the treatment Meghan Markle said she should be treated as a member of the royal family in 2021 in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. as received.

Markle claimed she suffered a lot of mental distress during her time in Britain and was not supported by members of the royal family. The Duchess has leveled an allegation of racism against an unnamed member of the royal family who commented on the color of her unborn child’s skin.

Granger said: “I don’t think William would be up to anything just because we saw the bombastic interview with Oprah, Harry and Meghan. William was the first to walk out and say ‘It wasn’t me-it’ There wasn’t racism.

“For me it’s just disturbing because I read a newsweek Articles and people from different Caribbean countries that they’d like to acknowledge—as seen and heard, it’s the bare minimum. The royal family paying them back probably isn’t going to happen, so what I’m trying to say is that it’s probably at least legitimate to start seeing and hearing them.”

William and Kate are currently in Jamaica as part of the second leg of a three-leg Caribbean tour in Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Prominent Jamaicans have been vocal about their desire to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, making it an independent republic.

In a meeting with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday, William was told: “There are issues here that you know are unresolved … we are moving forward. And our intention is to … an independent, To fulfill our true ambition of being a fully developed and prosperous country.”

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Prince William gave a speech at King’s House in Jamaica on Wednesday in which he called slavery “disgusting” on March 23, 2022.
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Unresolved issues referred to by Holness include the politically charged questions surrounding the repair and the treatment of Jamaica’s “Windrush Generation”, who were asked to help rebuild the country in the wake of World War II. After being asked for was subjected to exile from Britain.

Granger said William and Kate have not proved themselves to be competent advocates for these issues like Harry and Meghan.

“I don’t think William and Kate have ever stepped in the way that we’ve seen Harry and Meghan step on a line and take a stand. It’s problematic that they tow the line, so I don’t think That we’re going to go too far with these two,” she said.

His remarks came hours before William delivered a speech at a reception hosted by the Governor General of Jamaica at King’s House in Kingston, in which he described slavery as “disgusting”.

Speaking to the gathered crowd, William said: “I strongly agree with my father, The Prince of Wales, who said in Barbados last year that the horrific tyranny of slavery stains our history forever. I own my I want to express my deep sorrow. Slavery was abhorrent, and should never have happened. While the pain is deep, Jamaica continues to build its future with determination, courage and perseverance.”

William’s speech follows an intense scrutiny of the royal tour in the wake of Barbados’ removal of the Queen as head of state in 2021. The Queen is currently the head of state in 15 countries, including Britain, eight of which are in the Caribbean. Whether these numbers will be maintained throughout the reigns of King Charles III and King William V depends on the outcome of the discussions and concerns currently being raised.

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