It’s not the first time the politician has been outspoken in regards to the British monarchy. Ngarewa-Packer often uses her platform to highlight the institution’s troubled colonial history in New Zealand and its devastating impact on Māori people.
“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. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”