Anne Boleyn star Jodie Turner-Smith blasts royal family for 'not protecting and embracing' Meghan Markle & Prince Harry

JODIE Turner-Smith has blasted the royal family for "not protecting and embracing" Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

The 34-year-old star has made history as the first black actress to play Anne Boleyn on screen, starring as the Tudor queen in a new Channel 5 series.

She appeared on Good Morning Britain today after Anne Boleyn premiered last night, speaking to showbiz correspondent Richard Arnold in a pre-recorded interview.

The host asked the beauty for her thoughts on Meghan, whose mother is African American, and "how her life has moved forward outside the royal family, and how the institution could get involved".

Jodie replied: "There's a lot of resistance to new things that can push that institution forward in a way that represents the world today.

"I think they could have looked at this marriage and that relationship as a way to evolve."


The star went on: "They could have embraced it and embraced her fully, and protected her.

"And protected their son in a way that made him feel like he didn't need to leave."

Back in March, Harry and Meghan sparked shockwaves when they accused an unnamed royal of raising “concerns” about the “skin colour” of her and Harry’s children while the Duchess of Sussex was pregnant with son Archie.

As part of the investigation into the racism claims, the Queen was reported to have privately quizzed senior royals – including Charles, Camilla, William, and Kate.


Harry and Meghan refused to name the alleged royal racist but interview host Oprah said she was told it was not the Queen or Prince Philip.

A statement from the palace said at the time: "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."

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