Prince William has finally broken the silence over Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview given to Oprah Winfrey.
Prince William has hit back at racism claims made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the first-ever interview after stepping down from royal duties.
The Duke of Cambridge while speaking to a Sky News reporter on Thursday said, “We are very much not a racist family,” as he and his wife Kate Middleton stepped out for the first time since the royal family was stunned by the interview.
When asked if he had spoken to Harry after the Oprah interview, he added, “No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do.”
Prince William and Kate had stepped out on Thursday at a school in East London when he was asked for a response following the interview.
Earlier on Tuesday, a statement was released by Buckingham Palace on behalf of Queen Elizabeth addressed the issues raised during the Sussex’s interview.
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” the statement said.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning,” the statement continued.
“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.”
In the interview that aired on March 7 on aired on CBS, Meghan Markel had accused the British Royal family of racism.
In the first-ever public comment after the royal split, told that her son Archie had been denied the title of prince because there were concerns within the royal family about how dark his skin might be.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince,” she said adding there had been “conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Meghan spoke about her sister-in-law Kate Middelton during the interview and addressed the reports that she made Kate cry over a disagreement over bridesmaids’ dresses leading up to her May 2018 wedding.
“The reverse happened,” Meghan said.
“And I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone, because it was a really hard week of the wedding, and she was upset about something. But she owned it, and she apologized and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing,” Meghan added.