Bethenny Frankel tells Meghan Markle to ‘let go’ of royal family issues

Bethenny Frankel is giving Meghan Markle some royal advice.

During Thursday’s episode of Frankel’s podcast, “Just B with Bethenny Frankel,” the former “Housewife” called out the Duchess of Sussex for continuing to talk about her past issues with the royal family and told her to simply “let it go.”

“She’s very much like a Housewife in that she can’t stop talking about the very thing that she wants to be irrelevant,” Frankel, 51, said.

“[It’s like] when you … want to separate from the Housewives. ‘It was toxic, I don’t want to be part of the drama,’ or whatever the housewife says. [But] then … for the next five years, always talking about the very thing you’re trying to extricate yourself from.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Markle recently spoke to “The Cut” about her experience as a royal.
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Frankel continued, “When you leave the royal family, leave the royal family. You learned something, you said it, we heard you. … and [still] in every single interview you do you’re talking about the royal family. Let it go Elsa. Move forward. Create change in the future.”

The former reality star seemed to be addressing Markle’s bombshell interview with “The Cut” in which the mother of two called out allegedly racist media coverage of her children.

Markle detailed her internal conflict when having to share family photos with the same British media outlets whose readers allegedly called her children racial slurs.

Bethenny Frankel.
Frankel said the Duchess of Sussex was acting like a Housewife.
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“Why would I give the very people that are calling my children the N-word a photo of my child before I can share it with the people that love my child?” the 41-year-old asked. “You tell me how that makes sense and then I’ll play that game.”

Frankel did give kudos to the former actress for speaking up about her experiences, “It is good for people to know that racism exists everywhere, but that’s not something we’re surprised by. Like, if you tell me that racism exists in the royal family, I’m not bowled over with shock.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Markle has been open about the racism she faced as a senior royal.
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Due to strict rules and media scrutiny, Markle and Prince Harry “stepped back” from their duties as senior royals in 2020, a move that the “Suits” alum claims “lost” Harry his relationship with his father, Prince Charles.

“Harry said to me, ‘I lost my dad in this process.’ It doesn’t have to be the same for them as it was for me, but that’s his decision,” she said when speaking of her own strained relationship with her father, Thomas Markle.

When asked if reconciliation was possible, Markle responded, “I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy to not forgive. But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I’ve really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
The bombshell interview detailed Prince Harry’s relationship with Prince Charles.
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A source later told Page Six that Markle was trying to say she doesn’t want Harry, 37, to lose his dad.

The former royals wed in 2018 and have since welcomed two children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.


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