Meghan Markle made a “veiled criticism” of royal staff and family members during her guest appearance in the Vax Live concert, a royal commentator has suggested.
The heavily-pregnant Duchess of Sussex called for greater economical protections for women and the distribution of vaccines in a video message for the concert in Los Angeles, US.
As her speech came to a close, she reflected on her unborn daughter’s future.
“When we think of her, we think of all the young women and girls around the globe who must be given the ability and the support to lead us forward,” Meghan told viewers.
But royal expert Daniela Elser believes this comment could also be seen as a hidden message directed at the Royal Family and Palace staff.
Writing in her news.com.au column, she said: “That of course is a lovely, heartwarming sentiment which any right-minded person would wholly throw their weight behind.
“It also happens the particular wording here could be interpreted as something of a veiled criticism of the Palace.”
Daniela pointed out how Meghan repeatedly claimed to Oprah Winfrey in her explosive interview that she was given no support when she married Prince Harry.
The former actress said: “I came to understand that not only was I not being protected, but that they were willing to lie to protect other members of the family, but they weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband.”
She later added: “My regret is believing them when they said I would be protected” and then made the shocking claim that her pleas for help when she had suicidal thoughts were rebuffed by palace staffers.
The royal commentator claimed that Meghan’s passionate message for young women at Vax Live “sounded a lot like she is calling for girls worldwide to be given the precious commodity she was reportedly denied by the stiff backed, hidebound palace”.
Following the bombshell Oprah interview in March, Buckingham Palace issued a statement promising to “address” the issues.
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” the statement read.
"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."
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