Lady Colin Campbell has claimed Meghan Markle’s biracial identity was ‘welcomed’ by the Queen and said Prince Harry ‘wouldn’t have been allowed to marry’ a white Hollywood starlet.
The Jamaican-born British author, 70, has written the book about the Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 38, although it is not known whether she has ever met them.
In an extract seen by FEMAIL, Lady Colin Campbell claimed the Queen felt Meghan’s biracial identity ‘made the monarchy both reflective and representative of multicultural, multiracial Britain in a way that a white California-born actress who had been a cast member of a popular television series could never have’.
She continued: ‘As a prince once told me, “Had Meghan not been a woman of colour, they would never have allowed the marriage. It was the only thing that was unreservedly in her favour”.’
Lady Colin Campbell has claimed Meghan Markle’s biracial identity was ‘welcomed’ by the Queen and said Prince Harry ‘wouldn’t have been allowed to marry’ a white Hollywood starlet. Pictured: Meghan as Rachel Zane in Suits
Lady Campbell claims that the Queen approved of Meghan’s mixed race background, and that she believed it would help the Royal Family appear modern.
She wrote: ‘The Queen, who is well known to be a wit, said to a friend, “Mr Corbyn will find it much more difficult to get rid of us now that Meghan’s in the family”.’
The former actress, whose father Thomas Markle is caucasian and mother Doria Ragland is African American, was working on Suits when she met Prince Harry in 2017.
Back when the Duchess was a struggling actress in Hollywood, she picked up other roles including a briefcase girl on Deal or No Deal, and a part as an extra on 90210.
Lady Campbell claims that the Queen approved of Meghan’s mixed race background, and that she believed it would help the Royal Family appear modern> Pictured: Meghan and Harry at the Commonwealth Day service in March
The star has been vocal about her experiences as a mixed-race woman, and has candidly spoken out against racism.
In the clip, which was filmed as part of the ‘I Won’t Stand For…’ campaign for non-profit organisation Erase the Hate, Meghan discusses her biracial heritage, while detailing the racist behavior she has witnessed – including her mother, Doria Ragland, being called the N-word.
Lady C’s comments come after a close friend told DailyMail.com that Meghan’s instinct to leave the United Kingdom and move to California all makes sense to her now, because she believes she was ‘destined’ to help fight systemic racism in the United States.
The Duchess feels that her ‘gnawing urgency to uproot from England’ was fate so she could be at the ‘forefront’ of the movement, the insider explained.
The Queen (pictured with Meghan in June 2018), who is well known to be a wit, said to a friend, ‘Mr Corbyn will find it much more difficult to get rid of us now that Meghan’s in the family’, according to Lady C
They added: ‘Meghan said her work as a leader is more important than ever right now and that she’ been speaking with Oprah and other community leaders on how she can be part of the solution.
‘Meghan feels like her mission goes far beyond acting. She said she wants to use her voice for change and hasn’t ruled out a career in politics.’
Lady C, who penned the 1992 biography, Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows, recently claimed she believes Meghan has political aspirations and hopes to one day run for president.
Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family is set to be released worldwide online on August 11
The author has given a number of interviews about the couple in recent weeks, including one with The Sunday Times in which she said Meghan has ‘squandered’ the ‘most wonderful opportunity’ by leaving the royal family.
She also claimed the signs Meghan would ‘not adjust’ well to life as a royal were apparent shortly after her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.
Campbell said she believes the Sussexes moving to the US is part of the plan to make the shift into the political sphere.
‘I know the Duchess of Sussex has political ambitions and I’ve been told that one day she wants to run for President,’ Lady C claimed.
‘I think everything she is doing, leaving the royal family and moving back to California is part of her plan and she has taken Harry along with her.’
At the beginning of the month Lady Colin told the Daily Mail about her new book,adding: ‘It’s called Meghan And Harry: The Real Story. There are plenty of revelations. I’ve had members of the Markle family to stay, but I’m not saying anything until closer to the book launch.’
The release of her book comes ahead of Harry and Meghan’s new biography Finding Freedom in August, which is co-written by Harper’s Bazaar journalist Omid Scobie.
Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family is set to be released worldwide online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20.
A description of the biography on Amazon promises to offer an ‘honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of the confident, influential, forward’ Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38.
The 320-page biography, due to be released in August, is expected to be a global bestseller. ‘