Meghan Markle ‘covered herself in blood diamonds’ despite saying she was not attached to the ‘grandeur’ surrounding her role, US broadcaster Megyn Kelly said.
Ms Kelly spoke out on ITV’s Good Morning Britain after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s dramatic interview with Oprah was broadcast in the US on CBS overnight.
She said this morning: ‘She (Meghan) goes onto say, I don’t believe in any of the grandeur. There’s an article already up on the New York Post here in the States that’s saying this is the person who had Clooney and Oprah at her wedding even though she didn’t even know them, and then covered herself in blood diamonds from a Saudi Prince, so like, spare us that you’re not into any of the grandeur.’
It comes after claims were made last week that Meghan wore a pair a striking diamond earrings that were a wedding gift from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, who approved the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly spoke out on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today
The article Ms Kelly was referring to was an opinion piece in the New York Post by Maureen Callahan headlined: ‘Meghan Markle’s interview was full of bull.’
Speaking from New York, Ms Kelly also told ITV: ‘What I saw tonight was somebody who is totally un-self-aware, completely unaware of how she sounded.
‘Like, I wasn’t planning on saying anything shocking, expect for my husband’s racist family almost drove me to suicidal thoughts while I was pregnant with my baby.’
The ‘grandeur’ reference came when Meghan was speaking about learning that Archie would not be receiving security and would not become a prince.
Oprah asked the Duchess: ‘Was the title… was him being called a prince, Archie, being called a prince, was that important to you?’
Meghan Markle wore a pair of striking diamond earrings that were allegedly a wedding gift from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. She is pictured wearing them at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji, on October 23, 2018
The Duchess of Sussex was again seen wearing the earrings one month later on November 14, 2018 as she was photographed leaving Kensington Palace to attend Prince Charles’s 70th birthday party at Buckingham Palace
And Meghan replied: ‘If it meant he was going to be safe, then, of course. All the grandeur surrounding this stuff is an attachment that I don’t personally have, right?
‘I’ve been a waitress, an actress, a princess, a duchess. I’ve always just still been Meghan, right? So, for me, I’m clear on who I am, independent of all that stuff.
‘And the most important title I will ever have is ‘Mom.’ I know that. But the idea of our son not being safe, and also the idea of the first member of colour in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be.’
Ms Kelly also criticised Meghan for not specifically ruling out the Duke of Edinburgh sensationally accusing a Royal Family member of racism.
Harry and Meghan claimed a royal, whom they both refused to identify, was worried about how dark their son Archie’s skin tone might be before he was born.
But Ms Kelly said the lack of a name had led to social media speculation mounting in the US over the person being Prince Philip.
There is no suggestion that the 99-year-old Duke was responsible, and Buckingham Palace has not yet commented on the claims made in the Oprah Winfrey interview.
The claims relating to Philip may have been made because of his famous history of gaffes, but ITV royal correspondent Chris Ship told Good Morning Britain today that he had been told it was neither the Queen nor Prince Philip who made the remark.
Philip was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London on February 16 for treatment for an infection, before having heart surgery at St Bartholomew’s Hospital last week.
Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Ms Kelly said: ‘Her implication that someone in the Royal Family objected to her having a baby of colour could, right here, the speculation on Twitter is that it was Prince Philip, right, so I don’t know who it was.
‘But while the guy’s in a hospital you might want to put like a corral around him, and say I can tell you it’s not the suffering 99-year-old – I don’t know, something, to throw the guy a bone.’
Ms Kelly also branded Meghan as being ‘totally unself-aware. I mean completely unaware of how she sounded.
Impersonating Meghan, she said, “I wasn’t planning on saying anything shocking, except for my husband’s racist family almost drove me to suicidal thoughts while I was pregnant with my baby.
“And by the way I had no idea about what the internet said about Harry” – nobody believes that.’
She went on: ‘”And I thought meeting the Queen was going to be just like meeting a celebrity in Los Angeles. Like meeting a Chris Jenner.” Nobody believes that’.
It comes after Meghan was criticised last week for speaking up for human rights in Saudi Arabia yet wearing priceless earrings from its rulers.
George and Amal Clooney (left) and Oprah Winfrey (right) attended Meghan and Harry’s wedding at Windsor Castle in 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview Oprah Winfrey has now been shown in the US
She was photographed wearing the earrings, a wedding gift from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, three weeks after the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, whose death the prince has accepted responsibility for.
Meghan was claimed to have been ‘unaware’ of the global outrage at the time about reports the prince had ordered the murder.
She wore them at a dinner in a visit to Fiji in October 2018. Her staff told journalists the jewellery was ‘borrowed’, without stating from whom.
Meghan has campaigned for women in Saudi Arabia to be allowed to drive, appearing with Loujain al-Hathloul, an activist who has since been jailed.
Lawyers for the duchess denied to The Times that she had misled anyone about the provenance of the earrings.