A British guest on MSNBC Live has sparked outrage after saying ‘many people’ consider Meghan Markle to be ‘five clicks up from trailer trash’.
The show’s anchor, Lindsey Reiser, ended the interview about Prince Harry and Meghan stepping back from royal duties immediately following the remark from British reporter Victoria Mather.
The comment from the journalist – who has worked for The Telegraph and Vanity Fair – came as she was discussing how the Duchess of Sussex has been ‘disrespectful’ to the royal family and its protocol.
‘I think what has really, really upset the British public is that Meghan Markle, who many people consider as only, you know, five clicks up from trailer trash, has actually tried to disrespect the queen,’ she said.
The show’s anchor, Lindsey Reiser (left), ended the interview about Prince Harry and Meghan stepping back from royal duties immediately following the remark from British reporter Victoria Mather (right)
The comment from the journalist (pictured) – who has worked for The Telegraph and Vanity Fair – came as she was discussing how the Duchess of Sussex has been ‘disrespectful’ to the royal family and its protocol
‘And the queen is the most respected person, most respected woman, in the world.’
The comment has sparked outrage since the video went viral, with many saying remarks like Mather’s are the exact reason the royal couple decided to distance themselves from the royal establishment.
Mather was heavily criticized throughout the day, with Twitter users calling her comments ‘racist’ and ‘disgusting.’
In the five-minute interview that preceded the shocking comment Mather said that ‘Hollywood celebrity’ Meghan didn’t want to stay in the royal family because she would be ‘second-best’ to her sister-in-law Kate Middleton.
She also claimed that Meghan had given Kate a knife for Christmas.
Anchor Lindsey Reiser (pictured) ended the interview immediately following the ‘trailer trash’ remark
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the Mountbatten Festival of Music at Royal Albert Hall on Saturday
She said: ‘I don’t think Meghan Markle wanted to spend the rest of her life looking at Kate Middleton’s back as she sat in the second row to the future queen. I don’t think she wanted — she didn’t want to be second best.
‘I do hear that she gave Kate a knife for Christmas,’ Mather added, as she was laughing. ‘Which is quite something, isn’t it?’
Anchor Lindsey Reiser ended the interview immediately following the ‘trailer trash’ remark, adding that MSNBC ‘had not confirmed what [Mather] had mentioned about knife gifting.’
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined the Queen for church in Windsor on Sunday after they were invited by Her Majesty
Mather was incorrectly identified on the show as a ‘Vanity Fair Royals Watcher,’ by the presenter but did not correct her.
Although Mather currently writes for the digital news platform Air Mail, she identifies herself by her former title as a travel editor for Vanity Fair on her social media profiles.
A spokesperson for Condé Nast, the magazine’s parent company, told BuzzFeed News that she has not been employed there since 2018.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joined the Queen for Sunday’s church service in Windsor (pictured)
The duke and duchess returned to the UK this week to complete their final official royal duties after moving to Canada. On Saturday, they attended the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Today the couple will take part in their last official engagement before they step down as working royals at the end of this month.
They will stand alongside the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate, at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.
On Sunday Harry and Meghan joined the Queen for a church service in Windsor.
It was the first time that Meghan, 38, and the Queen, 93, have seen each other since the bombshell announcement on January 6.