Republican candidate suspended from Twitter after posting racist Meghan Markle photo

Matt Dunham  AP FILE

Matt Dunham AP FILE

Paul had shared an image of Meghan Markle with a superimposed picture of Cheddar Man onto her face - the oldest skeleton to be found in the United Kingdom by scientists at the Natural History Museum who was revealed to have dark skin.

Republican Paul Nehlen edited a photo of Markle and Prince Harry using a reconstruction of the ancient Briton's face.

Britain's oldest complete skeleton - known as Cheddar Man - was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.

With the Cheddar Man a hot topic in social media, Nehlen jumped on the subject with disastrous results. He wrote on his Twitter account, "Oh @pnehlen - you're a sad and sick man with no sense of shame or class. Get a life. Way above your weight class".

Meanwhile, Markle and Adams became close friends after playing love interests Rachel Zane and Mike Ross on hit United States legal drama Suits.

In the controversial tweet, Nehlen wrote, "Honey, does this tie make my face look pale?" Nehlen quickly became viral, sparking outrage from both sides of the pond.

His Twitter account has since been suspended, with The Washington Post also speculating that he has been banned because of charges of anti-Semitism.

"Of those 81 people, 74 are Jews, while only 7 are non-Jews", he wrote, also posting the Twitter accounts' phone numbers.

Markle, who is a mixed race, has been targeted by racist comments since it was revealed a year ago that she is dating Prince Harry.

Paul Nehlen, a perennial candidate who has made national noise but not come close to defeating Mr. Ryan, had his certified "blue check" account removed. The royal family has once issued a statement defending Markle against racial abuse.

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace declined to comment. Following the news of Meghan and Harry's engagement in November, the actor was quick to send a heartwarming tribute to his friend, branding Harry a "lucky man". The two are set to get married on May 19 at the Windsor Castle.

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