Prince William Finally Breaks Silence On Harry And Meghan's Bombshell Interview, Speaks On Racism In The Royal Family

Prince William has said the royals are ‘very much not a racist family’ as he addressed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s claims for the first time. 

The Duke of Cambridge was also asked if he had spoken to his brother since the interview. 

He replied: ‘No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do.’ He made the comments while touring School21 in Stratford, east London, with the Duchess of Cambridge. 

During their interview with Oprah Winfrey, both Harry and Meghan alleged that an unnamed member of the family had raised ‘concerns and conversations’ about how dark their son Archie’s skin might be before he was born. 

Meghan told Oprah: ‘In those months when I was pregnant, we had in tandem the conversations of him not being given security or a title, and also concerns about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.’ 

Neither of the couple identified the person who made the comments, but Harry later confirmed it wasn’t the Queen or Prince Philip. 

He added: ‘That conversation, I am never going to share. At the time it was awkward, I was a bit shocked.’ 

Harry also criticised his relatives for failing to speak out in support of Meghan in the media. 

He said: ‘No-one from my family ever said anything over those three years. That hurts.’ 

The couple’s comments sparked Buckingham Palace to issue a statement on behalf of the Queen calling the allegations ‘concerning’. It read: ‘The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.  

‘While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members.’ 

Harry also opened up about the reported rift with his brother William during the interview, stating that the relationship was ‘space’ at the moment. He said he hoped things would improve in future, noting that ‘time heals all things. 

He added: ‘You know, as I’ve said before, I love William to bits. He’s my brother. We’ve been through hell together. I mean, we have a shared experience. But, you know, we’re on different paths.’

Harry also described how he felt sorry for William and his dad Prince Charles, who he described as being ‘trapped’ within the system of the monarchy. 

He noted that Charles has stopped returning his calls when he left the UK. He said: ‘My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don’t get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that.’

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