(CNN) Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, has spoken out to British media following reports that she sent a letter to her father-in-law, the current King Charles, expressing concern over “prejudice unconscious” within the royal family.
A spokeswoman for Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, said she was “living her life in the present, not thinking about correspondence from two years ago linked to conversations from four years ago”.
“Any suggestion to the contrary (regarding the letter) is false and frankly ridiculous,” Meghan’s spokesperson said.
“We encourage the tabloids and various royal correspondents to stop the exhausting circus they alone are creating.”
The comment follows reports in British media that Meghan had sent a letter to the current King Charles, following his interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021.
According to British media, the Duchess of Sussex expressed her concern to her father-in-law in the letter about “unconscious bias” within the royal family.
During an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, Meghan claimed that a member of the royal family had speculated on the color of her unborn son’s skin – wondering how dark the child would be.
The episode was documented in more detail in Harry’s tell-all autobiography as well as the couple’s Netflix documentary series, which saw Harry accuse family members of ‘unconscious bias’ – which blinded them to the struggles he and Meghan lived through the years and months leading up to their dramatic departure from the royal family.
“I said the difference here is the racial element,” Harry had said, also slamming racist undertones into the tabloid coverage of Meghan, who is biracial.
“It’s the skeletons in the closet that often make an unwanted appearance in the daily life of this family – sometimes, you know, you’re part of the problem rather than the solution and there’s a tremendous level of unconscious bias,” says Harry.
“The thing with unconscious bias – it’s actually nobody’s fault. But once it’s been pointed out or identified in yourself, then you have to fix it.”
The claims about the correspondence between Charles and Meghan come weeks before the King’s coronation, which Prince Harry will attend, but Meghan will miss and stay home in the US with their children.
King Charles and Queen Camilla will be crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, which will see three days of public celebrations across the country.