Meghan Markle was a ‘missed chance for Queen to modernise the Royal Family’

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Meghan Markle should have been embraced by the Royal Family and she was a “missed opportunity” by the Queen to modernise it, said actress Jodie Turner-Smith

When Meghan and Harry hinted that they were struggling with royal life, it was the moment to listen to them and change the family “to something for the better” she said.

The Sussexes gave a glimpse of their problems during a trip to South Africa in 2019 and Meghan said that nobody had even asked if she was “okay” after giving birth to Archie a few months before.

It was after breaking from the Royal Family, and moving to the United States that the full details of Harry and Meghan’s problems were laid out bare.

Turner-Smith told The Telegraph: “I think that Meghan could have been that (the opportunity for change).

“It was a terrible missed opportunity, the way in which it was not allowed to be something that really modernises that institution, and to change it to something for the better.

“I think that’s why there’s dysfunction there.”

She said that aspects of the royals are “archaic” and they need to be seen from a modern perspective.

She said: “It is only then we will recognise that certain things are archaic and don’t really serve us as a community and are limiting us.

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“I think we should keep those things in stories and move on to something else in reality.”

Meghan has also hinted at ways that the Royal Family could have become more diverse during the Oprah Winfrey interview.

She said: “The Commonwealth is a huge part of the monarchy, and I lived in Canada, which is a Commonwealth country, for seven years.

"But it wasn’t until Harry and I were together that we started to travel through the Commonwealth, I would say 60 percent, 70 percent of which is people of colour, right?”

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