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Meghan Markle fans call out William and Kate after they condemn racist abuse of England players

While most people appreciated William and Kate, many pointed out the irony of their silence when their own sister-in-law pointed out the racism
Prince William, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle (Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images, Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Prince William, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle (Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images, Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Prince William and Kate Middleton took to Twitter to condemned the racist attacks against a number of England players after their defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final. However, royal fans were quick to point out how hypocritical their statement sounded, especially after they chose to stay quiet when it came to Meghan Markle's claims of being abused by the British media. 

"I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match. It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable," the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrote on their official Twitter page, following reports of racist abuse targeted at three players, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who missed their spot-kicks in the penalty shootout, resulting in a 3-2 loss to Italy



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'Charity begins at home, W'

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Grover- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

While most people appreciated William and Kate taking a stand against racism, many could not help but point out the irony of their silence when their own sister-in-law pointed out the racism.

"Yet, you were ok with Meghan Markle being the victim of rampant racism from members of Royal family. You can’t have it both ways," one of them said, while another wrote, "Oooh now do the racist abuse aimed at Meghan Markle. *pulls up chair*" A third commented, "Perhaps if you have a spare ten minutes search the name 'Meghan' and have a deep reflection." The next remarked, "Charity begins at home, W." Another quipped, "Pretty much what befell Meghan." One more asked, "Long night? Bit late in the day for this tweet. Meghan would have appreciate similar support but hey ho. Can’t have everything."

A commenter tweeted, "William how about Hiring more than 1 Black person for Kensington Palace. Half your staff should be minorities and please no Domestic help. How about assistants, and secretaries, you can't Preach against Hate, if you're doing it yourself. Remember Meghan." One more said, "Yet you had no words when your sister in law spoke of the racism she was experiencing first hand, from the country and it’s media. Interesting." Another added, "Agreed. Now let’s address the racist abuse aimed at Meghan Markle, shall we?" One more chimed in, with, "If only you would have had such strong 'words' for Meghan and Harry though..." A person reacted with, "Where was this statement when they were coming after Meghan?"












Boris Johnson and Football Association condemn racism

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at Downing Street on May 28, 2021 in London, England. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is the second EU leader to be welcomed to Downing Street since the United Kingdom left the union. The right-wing leader has been criticised by many for the controversial remarks he has made describing migrants as “a poison” and for stating that he sees Muslim refugees as “Muslim invaders”.

The FA said it was "appalled" by the "online racism" directed at the three players. It added: "We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in following the team. We will do all we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible. We will continue to do everything we can to stamp discrimination out of the game, but we implore government to act quickly and bring in the appropriate legislation so this abuse has real life consequences. Social media companies need to step up and take accountability and action to ban abusers from their platforms, gather evidence that can lead to prosecution and support making their platforms free from this type of abhorrent abuse."

British Prime Minister Brois Johnson also echoed similar sentiments when he said, "This England team deserve to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media. Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves.”