Michelle Obama reacts to Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey

Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, who has been friends with members of the Royal Family, most especially Prince Williams and Prince Harry, has reacted to the explosive interview the Duke and Duchess of Sussex granted Oprah Winfrey.

Michelle spoke on the Today show, sharing her thoughts on the Oprah Winfrey interview.

NBC host Jenna Bush Hager asked Michelle Obama how she felt about Meghan’s claims that she had experienced racism within the monarchy, she responded: “Race isn’t a new construct for people of colour so it wasn’t a complete surprise to hear her feelings, and to have them articulated.”

“But the thing I hope for, the thing I think about, is that this is first and foremost a family and I pray for forgiveness and healing, so they can use this as a teachable moment for us all.”

The former First Lady also aired her view on the pressures of being a public servant.

“When you watched Meghan Markle speak out, what went through your mind?” Bush Hager asked.

Mrs Obama responded to Jenna Bush Hager: “Public service, it’s a bright, sharp, hot spotlight, and most people don’t understand it, and nor should they.

“The thing that I always keep in mind is that none of this is about us in public service. It’s about the people that we serve. I always try to push the light back out and focus it on the folks that we are actually here to serve.”