Dan Wootton hits out at Meghan as Kate and William embroiled in slavery row: 'Look at trouble she's caused'
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been met with protests on their arrival in Jamaica
Dan Wootton has hit out at Meghan Markle for the “trouble” she has caused to the Royal Family as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are embroiled in a slavery row.
The royal couple have been accused of benefitting from the “blood, tears and sweat” of slaves as they arrived in Jamaica to be met by a protest calling for reparations from the monarchy.
Kate and William will celebrate the culture and history during their time on the Caribbean Island where there have been calls from politicians in recent years for Jamaica to drop the Queen as head of state and for a formal acknowledgement of slavery.
Protesters gathered outside the British High Commission in the country’s capital Kingston, with one placard held by a girl reading: “Kings, Queens and Princesses and Princes belong in fairytales not in Jamaica!”
Opal Adisa, a Jamaican human rights advocate who helped organise the protest, called for an apology.
She said: “Kate and William are beneficiaries, so they are, in fact, complicit because they are positioned to benefit specifically from our ancestors, and we’re not benefitting from our ancestors.
“The luxury and the lifestyle that they have had and that they continue to have, traipsing all over the world for free with no expense, that is a result of my great, great grandmother and grandfather, their blood and tears and sweat.”
But Mr Wootton believes that the issues have been intensified by Meghan and her controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.
During the interview, Meghan made allegations of racism within the Royal Family, but did not name those who she alleged had made such remarks.
Speaking about the protests, Mr Wootton said: “Was all this difficulty intensified by the antics of Meghan Markle when she made unsubstantiated and anonymous allegations of racism within the Royal Family during her outlandish interview with Oprah prompting the infamous response from Buckingham Palace that recollections may vary?
“Meghan wasn’t forced out of the palace, she ran out in a hurry because she wanted to make the big bucks in Hollywood and become even more famous, she used the Royal Family, look at the trouble that Meghan has caused for the Royal Family.”