People Are Pointing Out The Hypocrisy Of Prince William’s Recent Remarks On Racism

    The prince's comments were made in response to the racist abuse of England soccer players.

    The royal family has hit a little bit of a rough patch in the last few years.

    Prince William and Kate standing in front of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

    From reports of family feuds to claims of racism, it hasn't been an easy time to be one of the wealthiest families in the world.

    Princes William and Harry walking together

    On Sunday, Prince William spoke out about the racist abuse of England soccer players after the team lost in the Euro 2020 final.

    Kate and William wearing sunglasses in the stands

    "I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match," he shared on Twitter. "It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable."

    Kate and William in the stands below an "England" sign

    While his comments are much appreciated, many Meghan Markle fans are wondering where this support was when his own sister-in-law was facing racist attacks.

    Prince Harry and Meghan walking hand in hand at an event

    One person said he should have been as vocal and "sickened" by the abuse Meghan faced.

    Prince William if you had led by being sickened, vocally & visibly against racist abuse at your sister-in-law #MeghanMarkle, for yrs, your words would have legitimate credibility right now. Your silence/complicity fuelled what you condemn today 👇🏾Smacks of performative allyship

    Twitter: @SholaMos1

    Another claimed that he gaslit Meghan and her experience in the royal family.

    I know Prince William is not opening his dirty mouth trying to condemn the racism faced by the black English football players while at the same time gaslighting Meghan Markle’s experience in that dusty family after her sons skin colour was questioned & he was compared to a chimp

    Twitter: @SussexPrincess

    A different user commented that William is "sickened by racism ... just not against Meghan Markle or Archie."

    Prince William is just “sickened” by racism…just disgusted… …just not against Meghan Markle or Archie. 🤷🏽‍♀️🥴

    Twitter: @Jasamgurlie

    This person had the perfect use of Viola Davis's classic SMH GIF to explain the prince's actions.

    Whilst I appreciate Prince William speaking out about racist comments towards football players, where was this support when Meghan Markle was being bullied, even contemplating ending her life due to the comments? #Euro2020Final

    Twitter: @ice_teaaa_

    Finally, another person told Meghan, "too bad you are not a[n] England Football [player]."

    Hey Meghan, too bad you are not a England Football Playing in the Euro finals. #MeghanMarkle #PrinceWilliam #Hypocrite

    Twitter: @pishcotatuit

    In an interview with Oprah earlier this year, Meghan spoke about the racist abuse she's faced since entering the royal family.

    Meghan shown on a TV screen during her interview

    Although no names were directly mentioned — she's too classy for that — she did lay out the sad details of her experiences.

    Meghan and Queen Elizabeth sitting next to each other

    "In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of 'He won't be given security. He's not going to be given a title,' and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born," she told Oprah.

    Hopefully, some of these criticisms will make their way past the palace gates and get to Prince William so he can start taking accountability for the issues in his own backyard.