In the wake of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Caribbean tour, Whoopi Goldberg called on the Royal family to apologize for their colonial past and ties to slavery on Wednesday’s episode of “The View.”
“We cannot ignore the fact that Britain ran roughshod over India for years… Let us not forget, when we talk about what needs to happen, all the folks that need to apologize.
“Listen, this is not new. I suspect Charles, when he was in Barbados [in 2021], had some idea because he went on and apologized as he was releasing the hold that Britain has.
“So perhaps somebody is listening, and it’s the new group of folks – I don’t know if it’s Charles, William, but one of them is supposed to be the person.”
Whoopi’s remarks follow Prince William and Kate Middleton’s visit to Jamaica, during which Prince William called the slave trade “abhorrent” and expressed “profound sorrow,” but did not condemn his ancestors’ role in it.