“As I said before, race isn’t a new construct in this world for people of colour, and so it wasn’t a complete surprise to hear her feelings and have them articulated,” Obama said.
She also spoke to Access Hollywood about how she wished Meghan and Harry would reconcile with the Royal Family.
“My hope is that, when I think about what they are going through, I think about the importance of family, and I just pray that there is forgiveness, and there is clarity and love and resolve at some point in time,” Obama said.
Obama and Markle are known to be friends. When Markle guest-edited an edition of British Vogue in 2019, she interviewed Obama, and the ex-FLOTGUS referred to her as “an “inspiration” on Instagram.
Their husbands Barack Obama and Prince Harry are also friendly. The Obamas were supporters of The Invictus Games, a project of Harry’s.