Gayle King slams Queen's diversity tsar hire as 'fallout' PR stunt, says 'curious to see person they choose'
'I know you are saying development but it does kind of feel like fallout,' Gayle King opined
Gayle King mocked the Royals hiring a diversity chief calling it a "fallout" PR stunt. Oprah Winfrey's pal made that comment after news reports said the Queen is set to appoint a new diversity tsar so as to help modernize the monarchy. According to The US Sun, Gayle said: "It will be curious to see the kind of person they choose" before quickly adding "it seems like fallout to me." She added: "I know you are saying development but it does kind of feel like fallout."
The site also added her thoughts on the diversity chief come in the wake of her claim saying Prince Harry and spoken to Charles and Prince William, however, the chat was 'unproductive. She also said no one from the Royal family has talked to Meghan Markle yet, in her CBS interview.
“Well, I'm not trying to break news, but I did actually call them to see how they were feeling, and it's true, Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too. The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation," she said.
Quite recently, King came under fire from Piers Morgan who slammed her saying he was "acting" as Meghan and being Harry’s “PR mouthpiece". He tweeted: “Hi @GayleKing - rather than acting as your Sussex friends’ PR mouthpiece to facilitate their ongoing public trashing of our Royal Family, how about doing your job as a journalist and ask them about all the lies they told in @Oprah’s interview? America should hear THE truth."
Hi @GayleKing - rather than acting as your Sussex friends’ PR mouthpiece to facilitate their ongoing public trashing of our Royal Family, how about doing your job as a journalist and ask them about all the lies they told in @Oprah’s interview?— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 17, 2021
America should hear THE truth.
Meanwhile, talking about the tsar, a Royal source said: "Diversity is an issue which has been taken very seriously across the Royal Households. We have the policies, the procedures and programs in place but we haven’t seen the progress we would like and more needs to be done, we can always improve."
“The work to do this has been underway for some time now and comes with the full support of the family," the source added. "Lots of measures are being considered. Certainly the idea of someone to spearhead this work and look at diversity/inclusion across the three households is something that has to be considered."
Following the groundbreaking interview by Prince Harry and Meghan, the Royal family issued a statement saying: "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. 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," it read and ended with, "Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members."
Prince William also insisted that the members of the royal family were "very much not racist" when he visited School21 in east London to promote a children's mental health program. But King was vocal in her thoughts when she told CBS: "Meghan has documents to back up everything that she said on Oprah's interview. Everything."