Millionaire financier Ben Goldsmith
has claimed Meghan Markle is “disliked” because she is “a
manipulative bully” and not because the UK is racist. Mr. Goldsmith made
the extraordinary claim in a string of tweets as he responded to a Twitter user
who suggested the Duchess of Sussex was the victim of racism.
The financier argued Meghan,
41, was initially “adored” in the UK as crowds “thronged the streets” to
celebrate her Royal Wedding to Prince Harry.
But, he said, she is now
“disliked” because she has been found out to be a “manipulative bully”.
He said: “We are far from
perfect, but poll after poll shows British people to be among the most
welcoming and the least racist anywhere.
“At the start, Meghan was
adored. Crowds thronged the streets at the wedding. Meghan is disliked because
she is a manipulative bully who got found out.”
He was responding to a Twitter
user, who wrote: “Let’s be abundantly clear—they don’t like Meghan Markle
because she’s a Black Woman.”
Mr. Goldsmith also posted a
number of allegations against Meghan, which have since been deleted.
He also tweeted: “Meghan has
come to personify the arrival of America’s deranged culture wars in Britain.”
Buckingham Palace launched an
investigation last March after The Times newspaper reported bullying
allegations had been made against Prince Harry’s wife, including claims she had
reduced some of her assistants to tears and treated others so badly that they
The couple issued a statement
in response denying she had bullied anyone, and in an explosive interview with
Oprah Winfrey shortly afterward, she accused the palace of “perpetuating