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UK party suspends leader's girlfriend over Markle remarks

AP  |  London 

The Independence Party has suspended the membership of the girlfriend of the party's after she reportedly made racist remarks about Harry's fiancee, American In a statement, apologised for the "shocking language" she used in a series of text messages to a friend, but said her words had been "taken out of context." The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that the 25-year- old Marney made offensive comments about and black people, including calling them "ugly." Markle, who will wed in May, has spoken publicly and written about being biracial, including how it affected her acting career. said Marney's membership in UKIP was suspended immediately.

Marney doesn't hold an official post in the party.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 22:20 IST
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