A royal expert has warned that Prince William risks 'blatant hypocrisy' after her jumped to the defence of the England players being subject to racial abuse but won't stand up for his sister-in-law.
The Duke of Cambridge said he was “sickened” by racist comments made towards Marcus Rashford, Jordan Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the team's defeat at the Euro 2020 final on Sunday and called for those responsible to be “held accountable”.
But royal writer, Daniela Elser said his statement raised questions about why he wouldn't jump to Meghan Markle's defence when she has also been subject to racial abuse.
Writing for News AU, she said: "The royal family failed to meet the challenges of the Meghan race storm but can, when they want, move so swiftly and forcefully leaves the palace exposed to charges of blatant hypocrisy.
"If they can so forcibly and vehemently address the subject of racism now, why couldn’t they do the same in the aftermath of the Oprah interview? Why did the royal house blatantly refuse to engage in any sort of substantive public conversation about racism back in March but suddenly can today?
"It comes down to this: If the royal family and William can take a stand now, why not then?
"He could have, for example, pushed back in terms of the specific incident the former Suits star raised while also acknowledging the monarchy’s dismal history when it comes to race."
And it seems Daniela is not the only one to be sharing this view.
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Royal fans have stormed the Duke of Cambridge's tweet demanding to know why he couldn't have done the same for his brother's wife.
One Twitter user responded: “You have the ability to condemn racism – not just in soccer – but when it's directed at your own family members.
“Please use that power. It would speak volumes.”
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Another added: “Now one for your sister-in-law. We’ll wait…”
A third simply said: “Good. Now do that for Meghan Markle."
The Daily Star has contacted Buckingham Palace for a comment.
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