Prince William has come under fire after condemning the racist abuse directed at England’s players – with royal fans asking why he has not publicly defended Meghan Markle.
Following England’s heartbreaking defeat to Italy, Marcus Rashford, Jordan Sancho and Bukayo Saka were subjected to vicious racist taunts.
The Duke of Cambridge said he was “fed up” by the comments and called for those responsible to be “accounted for”.
However, other social media users did not budge with the statement.
One Twitter user responded: “You have the ability to condemn racism – not just in football – but when it is directed at your own family members.
“Please use that power. That would say a lot.”
Another added: “Now one for your sister-in-law. We will wait…”
The third just said: “Good. Now do it for Meghan Markle.”
However, others praised William for his statement and jumped to the duke’s defense.
One posted: “You are the most exemplary family I know. Keep doing everything right.”
Another user said: “Thanks for this tweet, it’s important that you stand up for them. Little George is so cute.”
During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan claimed that a senior royal has expressed concern about how dark Archie’s skin is.
William was the first member of the royal family to publicly comment on the allegations, insisting the royals were “a very non-racist family”.
The Queen later issued a statement, calling the matter “worrisome”.
However, His Majesty also said that “some memories may be different”.
Royal writer Omid Scobie claimed the Queen “had doubts about Harry and Meghan’s version of events but did not denounce racism in any way”, the Daily Mail reported.
He said: “Even when William said we were not a racist family, they did not condemn racism in any form.
“We haven’t seen the Royal Family ever do that.”
Along with the accusations of racism, Meghan also claimed that she refused help after revealing that she was suffering from suicidal thoughts.
Prince Harry’s husband returned to Britain earlier this month for the first time since Prince Philip’s funeral.
She and William unveiled a statue of Princess Diana in the courtyard of Kensington Palace, on her 60th birthday.
A source later told US Weekly: “William and Harry spent the morning before the statue opened looking at old mementos, notes from Diana and bonding.
“They really have turned a new page in their relationship and have started healing.
“Everyone around them was thrilled to see how close they were to the statue’s opening day.”
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