The image is accompanied by a headline asking "Why Meghan left Buckingham Palace" and the answer, when translated into English, reading "Because I couldn't breathe anymore."
It comes after Markle said Archie wasn't made a prince after "concerns and conversations" about "how dark" his skin would be when he was born. The Duchess of Sussex said there had been conversations with Prince Harry and a "family" member about their unborn son and what colour his skin would be – and "what that would mean or look like".
Charlie Hebdo's mocking reference to George Floyd's death, allegedly by a Minneapolis police office kneeling on him, immediately led to an outcry.
Halima Begum, the head of the British anti-racist think tank Runnymede Trust, tweeted that the image was "wrong on every level,".
"The Queen as #GeorgeFloyd' s murderer crushing Meghan's neck? #Meghan saying she's unable to breathe?" she tweeted.
"This doesn"t push boundaries, make anyone laugh or challenge #racism. It demeans the issues & causes offence, across the board."
Black and Asian Lawyers For Justice called the cover "outrageous, disgusting, fascistic racism."
In an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, the biracial Markle said the royal family raised "concerns" over the colour of her son's skin.
Meanwhile campaign group Windrush Anchor posted: "A poor and ill-conceived response from #CharlieHebdo which if anything inflames the issue.
"This brand of simplistic satire has no place in the fight against racism. Utterly appalling and deeply saddening."
Twelve people were killed at the satirical Charlie Hebdo's Paris office in 2015 by Islamic gunmen who said they were they were acting on behalf of Al-Qaeda to avenge the magazine's decision to publish cartoons about the Prophet Mohammed.
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