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Prince William: ‘we are very much not a racist family’

Harry and Meghan had made a series of shocking claims about their time within the Royal family during an interview with Oprah Winfrey

Prince William has said that the Royal family is not racist and that he has not yet spoken to his brother Harry since his and Meghan’s shocking interview.

“We are very much not a racist family,” he said following a question from a Sky News reporter.

And when he was asked whether or not he had spoken to his brother Prince Harry yet, the Duke of Cambridge replied by saying: “I haven’t spoken to him yet but I plan to.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the series of shocking claims about their time working within the Royal family during their two-hour sit-down interview with Oprah Winfey, which had been broadcast in the United Kingdom on Monday night.

This comes after Piers Morgan has said that he still doesn’t believe the Duchess of Sussex following him leaving Good Morning Britain after controversial comments that he made after Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

These included the claims of racism within the palace and that the Sussexes felt unsupported by those within the Royal Family.

Buckingham Palace has issued a rare statement in response to the interview promising that they will “address” these “concerning” allegations, in particular to the claims that another royal had raised “concerns” with Prince Harry about the colour of Archie’s skin before he was born.

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, who spoke during a visit with the Duchess of Cambridge to a school in Stratford, east London, is the first royal to comment publicly about the allegations.

The Sussexes also made comments about William and Kate during the Winfrey chat, which had been watched on ITV by over 11 million viewers in the UK.

Prince Harry told Oprah that his brother and father are “trapped” within the system as royals while Meghan had spoken about reports that she had made Kate cry ahead of the Sussexes’ royal wedding.

Meghan said that the “reverse” had actually happened and that it was Kate who made her cry.

She told Oprah that she did not want to be “disparaging to anyone” and claimed that Kate “owned it” and apologised afterwards with flowers and a note “to take accountability”.

Prince Harry also referenced reports that his relationship with Prince William is strained.

“The relationship is space at the moment. And time heals all things, hopefully,” he told Winfrey.

Prince Charles has so far remained silent at his first public engagements since the Oprah revelations on Tuesday.

This comes after Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview with the American talk-show host Oprah Winfrey has aired in the US, with the Duchess of Sussex claiming that “concerns” were raised about the colour of baby Archie’s skin before he was born, with her saying that she had suicidal thoughts during her time as part of the Royal Family.

During the interview Prince Harry said that he felt “really let down” as he revealed that his father, Prince Charles, stopped taking his phone calls around the time that the couple moved to Canada.

“I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like, [and] Archie’s his grandson,” he said.

“But at the same time – I will always love him – but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship.”

There has been much speculation about which member of the royal family the couple were accusing of making comments about Archie’s skin tone.

During the interview the couple would not be drawn on who had deeply offended them, but later asked Winfrey to clarify it wasn’t the Queen or Prince Phillip.

Meanwhile, Jacob Rees-Mogg read out the national anthem when pressed to allow MPs to debate the role of the monarchy.

Conservative MP Sir David Amess said he would make the point that “it is never wise for a family dispute to be aired in public”.

To which the Commons leader said any debate to praise the Queen would take up several hours of parliamentary time, before launching into his spoken word rendition of the anthem.

Eve Cooper
Eve Cooper
I've been writing articles and stories for as long as I can remember and in the past few years I've had the fortune of turning that love & passion for writing into my job :)

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