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'Not a racist family': Prince William defends royal family after Prince Harry, Meghan Markle interview

In comments made Thursday during a visit to an east London school, William became the first Royal to directly address the explosive interview his brother and Meghan gave to Oprah Winfrey

twitter-logoAssociated Press | March 12, 2021 | Updated 10:45 IST
'Not a racist family': Prince William defends royal family after Prince Harry, Meghan Markle interview
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (Image: AP)

Prince William has defended the UK Royal family against accusations of racism made by his brother Prince Harry and sister-in-law Meghan Markle, saying the Royals are "very much not a racist family."

In comments made Thursday during a visit to an east London school, William became the first Royal to directly address the explosive interview his brother and Meghan gave to Oprah Winfrey.

Buckingham Palace's sought to respond to Harry and Meghan's allegations of racism and mistreatment in a 61-word statement, but it has failed to quell the controversy.

William, second in line to the throne after his father Prince Charles, says he hadn't yet spoken to Harry in the aftermath of the interview, "but I will do."

Harry and Meghan's comments have rocked the Royal family - and touched off conversations around the world about racism, mental health and even the relationship between Britain and its former colonies.

Those tensions have only built as the public waited to see how the Royal family would respond.

Meghan, who is biracial, said in the interview she was so isolated and miserable as a working member of the Royal family that she had suicidal thoughts. She also said Harry told her there were "concerns and conversations" by a Royal family member about the color of her baby's skin when she was pregnant with their son, Archie.

Also read: Considered suicide, royal family concerned about son's dark skin colour: Meghan Markle

Also read: 49.1 million people watched Harry, Meghan interview with Oprah Winfrey

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