KEY POINTS

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should drop the name of the royal they previously accused of being racist
  • Patrick Christys said not releasing the name would just tarnish all the members of the royal family
  • Mercy Muroki said the couple should give more details before complaining that nothing has been done to address their concerns

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been encouraged to drop the name of the royal who raised concerns over their son's skin color before his birth. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex allegedly told a friend that the royal family didn't take accountability for the concerns they raised during their interview with Oprah Winfrey for a CBS special in March, according to the updated version of "Finding Freedom."

During their interview, the couple made several allegations against the royal family. They accused one member of the firm of raising concerns about their son's complexion prior to his birth. GB News TV presenters Mercy Muroki and Patrick Christys reacted to the issue recently, and the latter urged the royal couple to drop the name of the royal they accused of being racist.

"One of the things that did it for me, apart from pretty much everything that was in that open interview was if you are going to lob an allegation out there and a very serious allegation out there, I think just by standards, you know norms, you should name the culprit," he said.

"Because, otherwise, you tarnish everyone with the same brush, don't you? And you know, oh royal family, let's be honest, only exists as long as we let it. The monarchy is an institution and it did a lot to damage that reputation not necessarily at home but certainly abroad, around the Commonwealth and around the world."

Muroki agreed and said Markle is leading the narrative in the United States on what the royal family is like because she is the "most current American member" of the royal family and she is always in the media.

"She is very much driving the narrative of how we perceived abroad," she said.

Muroki added that she found solace in the fact that the people prefer the royal family over Prince Harry and Markle. While she agreed that the Sussexes' interview may have damaged the royal family's reputation, she questioned the couple's reaction to how the royal family handled their concerns.

"If you're going to throw around allegations and then complain that no accountability has been taken, at least,  say what the extent of the allegations, what exactly was said, what's the issue, who did what," Muroki added. "You can't then complain nothing is being done."

Meanwhile, Prince Harry sent out legal notes to U.K. papers denying that he and his wife had "reignited a rift" with the Queen following the claims presented in the updated version of "Finding Freedom."  Prince Harry and Markle's U.K. legal team insisted that the idea of the allegations causing more royal tensions is false and defamatory. They added that the claims in the updated version of the book were from the authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Page Six reported.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England. Photo: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images