Meghan and Harry defended by royal wedding Bishop – ‘Give them a break!’

During the interview, broadcast last month on ITV, Meghan claimed there had been “concerns and conversations” about Archie’s skin tone before he was born. The Duchess also revealed she had suffered from loneliness, and experienced suicidal thoughts, since marrying into the Royal Family three years ago.

Bishop Curry, who heads the Episcopal Church in the US, addressed the controversy during an appearance on Today.

He said: “Where I finally landed was, I said to somebody, remember everybody involved in this, they’re all people.

“And you know what, we need to cut everybody some slack as they say on the streets and give them a break.

“I invite everybody to pray for the two of them, pray for their family, pray for the UK, pray for us all that we find a way to deal with past harms, to heal, to forgive, to reconcile.”

Bishop Curry, aged 68, is the first African American presiding bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church.

During an interview last year with People he revealed he still prays for the Sussexes, though he no longer remains in direct contact.

During the extraordinary interview with Ms Winfrey, first broadcast on CBS, Meghan said ahead of Archie’s birth there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born”.

She added: “That was relayed to me from Harry.

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Ms Winfrey later revealed it was not the Queen or Duke of Edinburgh during a US TV interview.

Meghan also spoke out about her mental health struggles whilst pregnant with Archie and alleged royal courtiers failed to provide adequate support.

She said: “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.

“And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought.”

In response to the Sussexes’ comments Buckingham Palace released a statement on behalf of the Queen.

It expressed sadness for Meghan’s difficulties and pledged the issues raised would be addressed “privately” by the family.

However the statement noted “some recollections may vary” over events described by the Sussexes.

Bishop Curray has previously praised Meghan as a role model to others.

Speaking to People he said: “We need help. We need healing. She does that.

“She’s lifting up women and we need somebody to lift up women, lift up people.

“Lift up people of all colours. The truth is, a rising tide raises all ships.”

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