The Metropolitan Police has said that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were named in racist messages sent by two former officers. The messages were sent in 2016 and 2017, when the couple were still living in the UK.
The messages were found during an investigation into allegations of bullying made against Meghan by royal aides. The two officers have since been sacked from the Met Police.
In one message, one of the officers said that Meghan was “uppity” and that she “should go back to where she came from.” In another message, the same officer said that Prince Harry was “whipped” by Meghan and that he was “no longer fit to be a prince.”
The Met Police said that it is “deeply sorry” for the messages and that it is “committed to rooting out racism and discrimination.”
The revelations have sparked outrage in the UK and around the world. Many people have called for the Met Police to be held accountable for the messages and for the officers to be prosecuted.
Meghan and Prince Harry have not commented on the messages. However, their spokesperson said that they are “saddened” by the revelations and that they “will continue to fight for justice and equality.”
The revelations are a further blow to the reputation of the Met Police, which has been under fire in recent years for its handling of a number of high-profile cases. The police force is currently being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) over its handling of the murder of Sarah Everard by a serving police officer.
The revelations are also a reminder of the racism that Meghan has faced since joining the royal family. In 2020, Meghan said that she had suicidal thoughts while living in the UK and that she was subjected to “racial prejudice” within the royal family.
The revelations have called into question the Met Police’s commitment to tackling racism. The police force has a history of racism, and it has been accused of failing to protect black and minority ethnic communities.
The revelations are a wake-up call for the Met Police and for the UK as a whole. They highlight the need to do more to tackle racism and discrimination.