Michelle Obama hopes for “forgiveness” within royal family following Harry and Meghan interview

Jessica Davis
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From Harper's BAZAAR

Michelle Obama hopes for “forgiveness” within the royal family, following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Orpah Winfrey interview.

The former First Lady hopes the royals can "resolve" any conflict one day, following Prince Harry and Meghan's sit-down with Oprah, which detailed Meghan’s mental health struggles and concerns about their son Archie’s skin colour.

“My hope is that, when I think about what they’re going through, I think about the importance of family, and I just pray that there is forgiveness and there is clarity and love and resolve at some point in time,” Obama told Access Hollywood.

“Because there’s nothing more important than family.”

During the interview between Prince Harry, Meghan and Oprah, the institution of the royal family was accused of failing to support or protect Meghan while she was struggling with her mental health and having suicidal thoughts. One unnamed member of the family was also said to have raised "concerns" about how dark Archie's skin colour would be.

Since the interview, Buckingham Palace said that the issues raised will be addressed by the family "privately" according to a statement.

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Photo credit: Handout

"The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan," read the statement made on behalf of the Queen.

"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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