Michelle Obama, the former First Lady, said it was not a complete surprise to hear the Duchess of Sussex talk about race in her recent TV interview.
Mrs Obama spoke to NBC today about Harry and Meghan’s interview by Oprah Winfrey.
Harry and Meghan and opened about a range of personal topics, including mental health and racism.
An unnamed royal family member had asked Meghan and Harry how dark their son Archie’s skin might be.
Buckingham Palace said the race issued raised by Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, were concerning. Moreover, it will be taken seriously and dealt with in private.
In her interview with NBC, Mrs Michelle Obama was questioned what had gone through her mind while watching Meghan’s open interview.
Public service is a sharp, bright, and hot spotlight, said Mrs Obama, who spent eight years in the White House. During the time, her husband, Mr Barack Obama, was the US President.
“And most people don’t get it, and nor should they”, she said, adding. The thing that she always keeps in mind is none of this is about us in public service. It’s about the people we serve.
No surprise for Mrs Obama
Mrs Obama, 57, was asked about the time when Meghan told Oprah that she had undergone racism.
“As I said, the race isn’t a new compose in this world for people of colour. And so it wasn’t a total wonder to hear her feelings and to have them articulated.” Mrs Obama replied to it.
In a different interview with Access Hollywood, Mrs Obama said she hopes for the family. Also, Harry and Meghan would find a way to reconcile with the royal family.
The former first lady is a long time supporter of Meghan. She calls her a friend and inspiration since 2019 via an Instagram post.
Hary has been friends with the Obamas for years, forming a bond over charity drives. The Obamas were early patrons of Harry’s Invictus Games Foundation.