Harry instructed his spokesperson to issue a statement in November 2016 before the couple married, calling out “the racial
undertones of comment pieces and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”
Yomi Adegoke, author of Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, said Meghan was very much a departure from what most people associate with the British royal family.
”She’s foreign, not just by being American, but she’s got black heritage, she’s a divorcee,” Adegoke said.
”She’s just a very different type of person and somebody that I don’t think your average British member of the public t
hinks of when they think of the word duchess or royal family at all.”Much of the trolling exploits the cla
ims of a rift between Meghan and her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge. Where Kate is lauded by the media for expo
sing her shoulder in a dress, Meghan is accused by the tabloids of breaking royal protocol for doing similar.
When Meghan wears dark nail polish, the “vulgar fashion move” is criticized for breaki
ng royal protocol “again.” Meanwhile, Kate is said to opt for “subtle” shades more in keeping with the Queen’s preferences.