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Harry Windsor and his wife Meghan Markle face criticism over their deal with a company that sells skin-whitening cream.

The Duke and Duchess announced last week that they have joined forces with Proctor & Gamble, which sells a controversial Olay skin-lightening cream, according to the Mirror newspaper.

The Olay "natural white" UV Protection whitening cream is on sale in African countries, where skin bleaching is an epidemic among Black Africans.

Black Twitter lashed out at the couple after news of the deal broke.

"Meghan has talked a lot about the issue of race and racism, so this does stick out like a sore thumb," Alex Malouf, a former Procter & Gamble executive, told the Mirror.

The company's Olay brand sells the White Radiance moisturizer in India, Malaysia and Singapore, the Daily Mail reported.