I have a lot to thank the Duchess of Sussex for! Absolutely delighted to be invited on the TV sofa again, this time for Yahoo new online series presented by Kate Thornton – The Royal Box
We’re talking The Duchess of Sussex, bias and the relationship with hidden racism in Britain and it’s a corker. I also share a little about what it was like to attend the royal wedding in sunny Windsor in May 2018.
Since joining the Royal Family, Meghan Markle’s every move has been scrutinised.
So much so that when Prince Harry started dating Meghan in 2016, he issued an unprecedented statement about the commentary of his then-girlfriend in the press, referring to “the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”
Diversity campaigner Nova Reid tells Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box’: “We find it really difficult to talk about race in the UK, not all of us know our history.
“Lots of people don’t know about our role in colonialism and the slave trade so we have deep-rooted trauma in the way in which we treat each other, in the way we perceive each other based on skin colour and there is a lot of unspoken and unresolved healing that needs to happen…”
One thing is for sure, for the first time in a long time during a mainstream interview, I didn’t edit my language to appease (it didn’t all make the cut of course!), but I spoke honestly and truthfully, because, well, we have work to do and it starts by having the courage to be honest even if it smarts a little because we can’t make change from the corner of our comfort zone.