Michelle Obama hopes for 'forgiveness' amongst the royal family

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
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Michelle Obama is hoping for "forgiveness" amongst the royal family following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The former First Lady spoke of the turmoil Harry and Meghan and the royal family are likely going through right now, urging them to move forward.

Prince Harry with Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama hopes the Royal Family and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be able to find forgiveness following the couple's Oprah interview. Photo: Getty

"My hope is that, when I think about what they're going through, I think about the importance of family and I just pray that there is forgiveness and there is clarity and love and resolve at some point in time," she told Access Hollywood.

"Because there's nothing more important than family," she added.

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Harry and Meghan dropped some major bombshells during their interview with Oprah including revealing details of a conversation where one member of the family shared their concerns with Harry around their son Archie's skin colour.

While the pair refused to name the person, Oprah clarified: "Was the concern he would be too brown?"

Prince Harry, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Prince William and Kate Middleton
Michelle urged the royal family to remember "there's nothing more important than family". Photo: Getty

"I wasn't able to follow up why, but if that's the assumption you're making it feels like a pretty safe one," Meghan responded.

Elsewhere, Harry claimed his father Prince Charles stopped taking his calls in early 2020. He explained this occurred when Harry "took matters" into his own hands and decided to step away as senior members of the royal family.

He also revealed his father had cut him off when he and Meghan moved to the US, but they were able to fund the move with the inheritance Harry left by his late mother Princess Diana.

When asked about his relationship with his father, Prince Harry hesitated before saying there was a lot to work through.

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

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey
Harry and Meghan made a number of explosive claims during their interview with Oprah Winfrey. Photo: CBS

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

Charles is believed to be "deeply hurt" by the interview but is hoping to mend his relationship with Harry.

"You are looking at a father who is deeply hurt by where he finds his relationship with his son," a friend of Charles' told the Daily Mail.

"But, after much reflection, he also realises that nothing good will come of prolonging the fight.

"He feels it is time to heal. Now is the time to mend a broken relationship."

The Telegraph has also reported that Prince Charles avoided Harry's calls because his son was asking for more money despite the fact Charles helped pay for the couple's wedding and lifestyle in the UK.

Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Harry
Prince Charles is said to be "deeply hurt" by the claims made in the interview. Photo: Getty

"He ploughed a lot into the wedding and the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage and did his utmost to make them feel financially supported but when they said they were upping sticks, they asked for even more," the source said.

"If he was less inclined to take calls, it might be because he didn’t want to be treated like a cash dispenser. I think a lot of parents will be able to identify with that."

An anonymous 'friend' of Charles also told The Sunday Times Harry was being hypocritical after saying he'd been cut off.

"Harry said his father financially ‘cut him off'. What f***ing hypocrisy," the source was quoted.

"When Harry and Meghan left last year, they wanted to become 'financially independent'."

Harry and Meghan told Oprah they feared being cut off because they then wouldn't have any security, which concerned them greatly given their very public profiles.

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