Edward Enninful has revealed he believes Meghan Markle was treated ‘very unfairly’ as a new member of the British royal family.
The editor-in-chief of British Vogue grew close to the Duchess, after she guest edited the September issue of the magazine last year.
Speaking to Sky News about the criticism Meghan received as a member of the royal family, Edward said he “wouldn’t just blame it on racism”.
“The Duchess of Sussex is a brave woman. Parts of it were probably racism, but it was more of an institution,” he said.
“She walked into an institution and everyone expected her to know the rules. And I think sometimes it takes a minute to understand the rules.”
Edward added: “She did get a very unfair treatment, I thought. It was harsh, it was harsh. But I wouldn’t just blame it on racism.”
Edward and Meghan worked together on September 2019’s special ‘Forces for Change’ edition of British Vogue, which featured 15 ‘incredible’ women on the cover – including Irish activist Sinead Burke.
Since then, Meghan and Prince Harry have quit the royal family, and are currently living in Los Angeles with their son Archie.
Later this month, a book about their decision is set to rock The Institution.
Finding Freedom, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durant, details Meghan and Harry’s romance – as well as their decision to step down as senior members of the Royal family.
According to reports, the book will shed light on the couple’s strained relationship with Prince William and Kate, and will reveal how they felt “unsupported” by Harry’s family.
A source has told MailOnline that there is “no going back” after the release of the bombshell book, and that the pair could face “permanent exile” over the book’s contents.
The biography was reportedly written “with the participation of those closest to the couple”, but Harry and Meghan have denied being involved with the book whatsoever.
A spokesperson for the couple has 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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