UKIP engulfed in racism row over Meghan Markle texts

GettyMeghan Markle and Prince Harry A handwriting expert has predicted future problems

GettyMeghan Markle and Prince Harry A handwriting expert has predicted future problems

The British party UKIP has suspended its leader's girlfriend after she reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle.

Meanwhile former UKIP leadership candidate Ben Walker called for Bolton to quit, accusing him of having "deeply flawed judgement".

The relationship between Marney and Bolton made headlines in the United Kingdom earlier this month, after the UKIP leader confirmed he split from his Russian wife and was now involved with a "young lady who happens also to be a member of UKIP", denying he had a "clandestine affair", as the BBC reported. The nature of their relationship is under investigation by the UKIP leadership, reports the Telegraph.

Last year, Henry Bolton was the fourth leader in a year to be appointed to the helm of UKIP, a party which helped bring about a Brexit vote.

She wrote that Ms Markle, Prince Harry's "black American" fiancee, will "taint" the Royal Family with "her seed" and pave the way for a "black king". "And a black king", she was reported to have written.

At one point, the 25-year-old also called Markle a "dumb little actress" that no one has heard of because this is "Britain and not Africa".

The publication of the alleged messages has sparked uproar within the embattled party, with senior party figures calling for Bolton to resign and "sort himself out".

He added that he and other UKIP members needed to be "behind our leader 100% in taking that battle forward".

Following the incident, Marney apologized for her comments and said that they were taken out of context. The opinions I expressed were deliberately exaggerated in order to make a point and have, to an extent, been taken out of context.

The leaked messages resulted in her immediate suspension from Ukip after the Mail on Sunday alerted party bosses to Jo Marney's highly offensive views.

Bolton said Sunday that he had suspended Marney "immediately upon us receiving this information", according to The Telegraph.

One Ukip figure even predicted that the scandal could signal the end of the party, which has battled serious financial problems since Nigel Farage stepped down as leader in the wake of the European Union referendum. "Yet I fully recognized the offense they have caused", she said.

On Sunday, he dismissed claims on Twitter that he was in Ms Marney's company when he appeared on television in mid-October as "rubbish". "I can not sufficiently express my regret and sadness at having done so".

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