Meghan and Harry defended by royal wedding Bishop – ‘Give them a break!’
During the interview, broadcast last month on ITV, Meghan claimed there had been “concerns and conversations” about Archie’s skin tone before he was born. The Duchess also revealed she had suffered from loneliness, and experienced suicidal thoughts, since marrying into the Royal Family three years ago.
Bishop Curry, who heads the Episcopal Church in the US, addressed the controversy during an appearance on Today.
He said: “Where I finally landed was, I said to somebody, remember everybody involved in this, they’re all people.
“And you know what, we need to cut everybody some slack as they say on the streets and give them a break.
“I invite everybody to pray for the two of them, pray for their family, pray for the UK, pray for us all that we find a way to deal with past harms, to heal, to forgive, to reconcile.”
Bishop Curry, aged 68, is the first African American presiding bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church.
During an interview last year with People he revealed he still prays for the Sussexes, though he no longer remains in direct contact.
During the extraordinary interview with Ms Winfrey, first broadcast on CBS, Meghan said ahead of Archie’s birth there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born”.