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Royal biographer: Jamil’s accusations of racism towards Meghan Markle an ‘insult’


Jameela Jamil (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MAKERS)
Jameela Jamil (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MAKERS)

A ROYAL biographer has hit back at actress Jameela Jamil for accusing the whole of Britain of racism towards Meghan Markle.

Penny Junor, author of Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son, Husband, said Jamil’s accusations of racism towards the Duchess of Sussex are “an insult to us all.”

Writing for the Mail she said: “To use the racist card is insulting to us all.

“Where was Jamil on that glorious day in 2018 when the Prince of Wales stood in for her father Thomas Markle and proudly walked Meghan down the aisle?

“Seldom have I seen such outpouring of love from the public and it was for Meghan just as much as Harry.”

In a tweet last week, Jamil said she was mortified by the UK’s treatment of Duchess of Sussex. The Good Place actress wrote: “Ugh. Dear England and English press, just say you hate her because she’s black, and him for marrying a black woman and be done with it God dammit. Your bullying is so embarrassing and obvious. You’ve all lost your marbles. It’s 2019. Grow up.”

Besides Junor, her tweet did not go down well with Piers Morgan as well, who took to Twitter to hit back at her for accusing “all 55 million people in England of being vile racist bullies”.

Jamil and the Duchess of Sussex worked together for the September issue of British Vogue, which the royal edited. The issue features Jamil alongside 14 other inspiring women such as activist Greta Thunberg and the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Talking about working with Markle, Jamil said: “She’s so cool. This cover proves that Meghan isn’t in this for the glory. She’s being bold and using her privilege to pass the mic on to other women.”