Prince William speaks out for the first time after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell television interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Prince William spoke in defense after Harry and Meghan addressed the racist remarks made by the royal family. “We’re very much not a racist family,” he said to reporters during a school visit in London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey that the family was concerned about how dark the skin color of their children would be. The couple didn’t want to say who specifically made these remarks. However, Oprah said Prince Harry later told her that neither the Queen nor his grandfather, Prince Philip, said these alleged comments.
Since the interview aired, Prince William admitted that he hasn’t spoken to his brother. “I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do.”
On Tuesday, two days after the interview aired, Buckingham Palace released a statement on behalf of the Queen. The statement reads that the claims Harry and Meghan are “concerning.”
“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.”
“We are very much not a racist family,” Prince William told reporters during a visit to a school in Stratford, London.
When asked if he had spoken to Prince Harry after the Oprah interview, he added, “No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do.”pic.twitter.com/MjTOeH7u6Z
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