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Buckingham Palace Under Pressure To Investigate Claims Of Racism

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Buckingham Palace Under Pressure To Investigate Claims Of Racism

Buckingham Palace is under pressure to investigate allegations of racism within the Royal Family following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah.

Among the many explosive claims aired during the two-hour exclusive chat was an assertion that a senior member of the family was concerned about the colour of baby Archie's skin.

The claim has sparked calls for the Palace to do a thorough investigation and stamp out any issues or forms of racism if they exist.

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Shadow education secretary Kate Green told Sky News: "If there are allegations of racism, I would expect them to be treated by the Palace with the utmost seriousness and fully investigated.

"I'm sure that the Palace will be thinking very carefully about that and I certainly think people will be wondering what is going to be said.

"There is never any excuse in any circumstances for racism and I think it is important that action is taken to investigate what are really shocking allegations."

The call for an investigation comes a week after the Palace made a rare statement to confirm it was looking into a claim that Meghan bullied personal assistants and drove some to tears.

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"We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex," the statement said.

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"Accordingly our HR team will look into the circumstances outlined in the article. Members of staff involved at the time, including those who have left the household, will be invited to participate to see if lessons can be learned.

"The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work policy in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace."

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Many have suggested if the Palace has room to investigate bullying, then it should also probe claims of racism.

Both Meghan and Harry have refused to name the Royal who expressed their concern over Archie's skin tone.


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Oprah pushed the Duchess of Sussex to reveal a name and she refused because it would be very damaging for them, and Harry also stopped short of revealing the alleged culprit.

"That conversation, I am never going to share. At the time it was awkward. I was a bit shocked," Harry said in the interview.

Oprah has since explained that there are definitely two people who can be taken off the list of potential Royal members.

"He did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure I knew, and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother or grandfather that were part of those conversations," she said.

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"He did not tell me who was a part of those conversations."

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Topics: UK News, News, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

Stewart Perrie
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