Markle's 'seed' will 'taint' royal family, lead to 'black king' says British politician's girlfriend

Image of Henry Bolton and Jo Marney via Jo Marney's Twitter account. Image of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle via Getty Images.

LONDON (AP) -- The U.K. Independence Party has suspended the membership of the girlfriend of the party's leader after she made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle. 

In a statement, Jo Marney apologized 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 Markle and black people, including calling them "ugly." She said Markle's "seed" will "taint" the royal family, that Markle is a "dumb little 'actress' that no one has heard of," that "This is Britain, not Africa," and that she doesn't "want their [African and African American] cultures invading mine." Marney also said that "next will be a Muslim [Prime Minister] and a black king."

Markle, who will wed Harry in May, has spoken publicly and written about being biracial, including how it affected her acting career.

Marney's boyfriend, 54-year-old party leader Henry Bolton, said Marney's membership in UKIP was suspended immediately. Marney doesn't hold an official post in the party.