The couple did not reveal who had made these statements, but said it was not Queen Elizabeth II or her husband, Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. In the interview, Meghan also described having regular suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy and little time as a working royal, and the couple said the palace had offered Meghan and Archie inadequate security and protection.
The cartoon, released Saturday, is titled “WHY MEGHAN CAME OUT OF BUCKINGHAM,” with Meghan drawn to say, “Why couldn’t I breathe anymore?”
Halima Begum, CEO of the Runnymede Trust’s racial equality think tank, said the cartoon was “wrong on all levels.”
In a statement on behalf of the Queen, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday that the accusations of racism made by the Sussex were worrisome and “taken very seriously”.
Buckingham Palace and representatives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex declined to comment on the Charlie Hebdo cartoon.
The Paris-based weekly publication, founded in 1970, is famous for its provocative caricatures and eliminations of politicians, public figures, and religious symbols.
In 2015, brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi burst into the magazine’s editorial office and shot dead, killing 12 and injuring 11 after the magazine published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
The attack on the magazine was part of a series of deadly attacks that killed 17 people in the French capital for three days in January 2015.