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Prince Harry has been guided by his wife Meghan over the past two years on his journey to becoming more aware of racism in its various forms, according to royal commentator Omid Scobie. Mr Scobie, who co-wrote Finding Freedom with Carolyn Durand, said the Duchess’ presence and experiences have helped the Duke gain a better understanding of racism.
Appearing on National Public Radio in the US, Mr Scobie said: “Harry’s journey to wokeness has been very public.
“We’ve seen him learning and educating himself along the way, but this experience of witnessing Meghan face racist remarks and commentary would have been the first time he’d seen someone in his life or someone he was particularly close to affected by it in a certain way.
“We talk about some of the more obvious examples in some of the media coverage but I think that the things that have flown under the radar are some of the othering of Meghan we’ve seen.
“We’ve sort of seen it repeatedly that she’s not one of us.
“And now, what do they mean by not one of us?
“And I think there are things like that which Harry’s really had to become more attuned to and learn to see when it happens in front of him.
“And Meghan would have been the person that guided him on that journey.”
This comes as Prince Harry took part in a candid interview with the leader of civil rights organisation Colour of Change.
In a clip of the interview released on Instagram, the Duke of Sussex can be heard praising young people for acting rather thank just speaking about racism to US civil rights leader Rashad Robinson.
He said: “As we’ve discussed before, it is going to take every single one of us, this is not just down to the black community, it’s going to take every single person on the planet right now.”
Color of Change, a non-for-profit organisation created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, was mentioned by Prince Harry in his comment piece for Fast Company published on Friday.
Focusing his attention on the crisis of hate, truth and health he said is being stoked on social media platform, in his article the Duke urged business leaders to use their money as a leverage to ask social media platforms for a change.
Mr Scobie and Ms Durand’s book is due to be released on August 11.
The journalists said to have gained unique access to the couple by speaking to dozens of sources close to Meghan and Harry as well as palace aides and insiders.
Despite the level of details the book goes into, they denied Meghan and Harry have worked on their book in any way.
Similarly, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex distanced themselves from this biography, which wants to set the record straight on Meghan and Harry’s romance as well as the events which eventually led to Megxit.
A spokesman for the Sussexes said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom.
“This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”
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