Shock jock Kyle Sandilands has referred to Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland as ‘the black mum’ and made sexual remarks about the Queen live on air.
Hosts Kyle and Jackie O spoke with the Duchess of Sussex’s estranged half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr, on KIIS FM on Monday morning.
Another part of the interview had to be cut after Sandilands suggested women would ‘spring their legs open’ for Mr Markle due to his sister being a member of the Royal Family.
Sandilands asked if Mr Markle would sleep with the ‘red-headed bloody things with the stupid hats’ – referring to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and the fascinators they wore to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011.
KIIS FM was forced to edit its segment with Kyle and Jackie O (pictured) and Thomas Markle Jr after Sandilands called Meghan Markle’s mother ‘the black mum’
The radio station cut out the word ‘black’ after Sandilands asked about Mr Markle’s relationship with Meghans’ mother Doria Ragland (pictured together)
The radio host’s comments about Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, came after asking Mr Markle about the relationship between the family.
A recording from the interview where Sandilands asks about Ms Ragland can be heard – but the word ‘black’ has since been removed by the radio station.
Another part of the interview has also since been deleted.
‘You would have said ‘hey have you seen that Meghan Markle? Well she’s my sister. Boing! The legs spring open. It’s amazing,’ Sandilands said in the since deleted audio, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Following this, Mr Markle joked he was planning on calling The Queen to ask if he could move into Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage to ‘offer his services’.
‘What do you mean? Sexually? To the Queen? That’s a bit much,’ Sandilands responded.
‘What about one of those freckly cousins … Eugenie or whatever its name was. Would you go there? You know, the freckly cousins, the red-headed bloody things with the stupid hats. Would you go there?’
Mr Markle responded he would ‘do anything for $100 an hour’.
A spokesperson for KIIS FM’s owner, the Australian Radio Network, said ‘black’ had been the only word removed from the specific part of the segment and the interview was a ‘light-hearted and inoffensive chat.’
‘This was a cheeky and irreverent interview in the style that regular listeners of the show are accustomed to. When listening to this interview within the context of the show, it is clear this is a light-hearted and inoffensive chat,’ the spokesperson told the publication.
Sandilands is no stranger to controversy. He was forced to apologise in September after saying the Virgin Mary was ‘chock-a-blocked behind the camel shed’.
Kyle offended thousands of listeners and attracted 150 formal complaints to media watchdog ACMA – by saying the Virgin Mary wasn’t actually a virgin at all.
Thomas Markle Jr (pictured) spoke out about his opinion on Meghan’s decision to step down as senior members of the Royal Family saying he ‘wishes her well’ but doesn’t support her ‘disowning’ her family
‘I thought Mary was his [Jesus Christ’s] girlfriend but apparently it was the mother,’ he said.
‘And the mother lied obviously and told everyone, ‘Nah I got pregnant by a magical ghost’. Bulls**t.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted KIIS FM for comment.
The Duchess of Sussex’s brother spoke earlier of his opinion on Meghan’s decision to distance herself from the Royal Family.
Speaking to Sunrise on Monday, Mr Markle said while he ‘wished her well’ he was still hurt by Meghan’s actions to ‘disown’ her family.
‘She is my sister and I always loved her. We had a great upbringing, we had a pretty good childhood. It’s like my father said, ‘I don’t recognise this person in my daughter anymore’, and neither do I and the rest of the family,’ Mr Markle said.
During the interview, Sandilands made sexual remarks about The Queen to Mr Markle
‘Obviously, I wish her well and the best in life, but on the other hand I don’t believe in some of her actions as far as disowning her family and saying we don’t exist when we’ve given her a great childhood and upbringing. But like I said, I do love her, she is my sister.
‘I feel a bit betrayed being shoved off to the side like I don’t exist like the rest of the family.’
His comments come after the Duchess of Sussex announced earlier this month she and husband Prince Harry would be stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family.
‘I think that’s (royal title) probably one of the biggest achievements you can ever get in life and to be on that pedestal and that position is a major honour for anybody in the entire world,’ Mr Markle said.
‘It would just have to be a simple explanation that they want to live their lives the way they want to live it and I guess they wanna do it in private.’
Mr Markle’s comments come after the Duchess of Sussex announced earlier this month she and husband Prince Harry (pictured together) would be stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family