Meghan Markle has 'plenty of receipts' to support racism claims

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
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Oprah Winfrey's best friend Gayle King has claimed Meghan Markle has "plenty of receipts" to prove she's not lying about her explosive claims of racism in the royal family.

The CBS This Morning host made the comments after Meghan's friend also made similar claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have "plenty of emails and texts" to support their claims.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly have "plenty" of evidence of the racism they faced in the Royal Family. Photo: CBS

Before the explosive interview aired on Sunday night in the US, Gayle said Meghan was "vilified".

Meghan began tearing up as she told Oprah of the dramatic decline in her mental health causing her to not "want to be alive anymore" while pregnant with Archie.

She claimed that during this time, an unnamed senior royal asked Harry about what colour skin Archie might have when he was born and "what that would mean or look like".

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Oprah questioned if she thought that meant they were worried about the baby being "too brown" and that that would be a problem for them, Meghan responded, "If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one."

Meghan and Harry refused to share who made the "racist" accusations, however, they confirmed it was not the Queen or her husband Prince Philip.

Gayle spoke about Meghan's allegations, saying: "I think Meghan has plenty of receipts, meaning she's been keeping track of things."

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Meghan's best friend Janina Gavankar and Gayle King have claimed the Duchess has plenty of evidence to back up her racism claims. Photo: Instagram/Janina Gavankar

Meghan's best friend Janina Gavankar, who has known the Duchess for 17 years, echoed this statement.

During an appearance on Britain's This Morning, Janina said she watched the interview with Meghan and Harry and added: "I don't speak for them, I speak for myself."

In response to Buckingham Palace's statement about "varying recollections" of certain events, Janina said: "Though their recollections may vary, ours don't."

"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning," the Palace's statement read. "While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately."

The statement also said: "Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members."

Janina said: "After reading this short statement that came out from Buckingham Palace today, I felt two things."

"One side, I thought: I am so thankful that they are finally acknowledging the experience.

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Janina and Meghan have been friends for 17 years with Janina revealing she watched their interview with the couple. Photo: Instagram/Janina Gavankar

"But on the other side, I am well aware that the family and the staff were well aware of the extent of it, and though their recollections may vary, ours don't, because we lived through it with them.

"There are many emails and texts to support that."

"I have known her for 17 years and I have seen the way she regards the people around her and the people she works with, and I can say she is not a bully," the actress said.

"But I can also say that I am personally glad people are doing their due diligence because I also know why someone had to leave, and it was for gross misconduct.

"The truth will come out, there are plenty of emails and texts about that."

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Prince William spoke out against the racism allegations telling reporters the royals are "very much not a racist family". Photo: Getty

Janina and Gayle's claims come as Prince William insisted to reporters the royals are "very much not a racist family".

When asked if he'd spoken to Harry or Meghan since the interview, he said: "No, I haven’t spoken to him yet... but I will do."

Harry spoke about his relationship with William saying, "I love him to bits".

"He's my brother, we've been through hell together," he said.

"And we have a shared experience. But we, you know, we have different paths."

The Duke added there was a "lot of hurt" between him and his father Prince Charles, who stopped taking his calls when the couple said they wanted to step down.

"I feel really let down because he has been through something similar," he said.

"He knows what pain feels like and Archie is his grandson ... but I will always love him."

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

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