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Prince William Breaks His Silence And Declares His Family Isn’t Racist

Stewart Perrie

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Prince William Breaks His Silence And Declares His Family Isn’t Racist

Prince William has become the first member of the British Royal family to address Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey in public.

The Duke of Cambridge was on a visit to Stratford, east London when he was quizzed on whether he had spoken to his brother.

William replied that he 'hadn't spoken to him yet', adding: "But I will do."

When asked whether the Royal Family is racist, William replied: "We're very much not a racist family."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It comes after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry alleged that there had been concerns from a senior Royal member over baby Archie's skin colour.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also suggested that Meghan was treated differently from Kate Middleton because of her race, during the bombshell interview.

William's public message comes after Buckingham Palace released a statement on the tell-all.

"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 read.

"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.

"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."

Credit: CBS
Credit: CBS

The Royal family has been rocked by allegations of racism after Meghan Markle alleged baby Archie wasn't given a prince title possibly because of his mixed race.

Oprah asked: "Do you think it's because of his race?"

Meghan replied: "In those months when I was pregnant, all around the same time we have in tandem the conversation of he won't be given security, he won't be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born."

Prince Harry was asked about the alleged conversation regarding his son's skin colour later on in the interview, when he joined Meghan, and he refused to speak on it.

He did clarify that it had happened right at the beginning of their courtship - before Meghan was pregnant.

He said: "That conversation I'm never going to share. At the time it was awkward and I was a bit shocked. That was right at the beginning.

"There was some real obvious signs before we even got married that this was gonna be really hard".

The interview also featured conversations about Prince Harry's strained relationship with his family.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Discussing his fraught relationship with his brother, William, Harry suggested they had very different feelings towards royal life.

He added: "Much will continue to be said about that. As I've said before, I love William to bits - he's my brother and we've been through hell together and we have a shared experience but we're on different paths."

Harry revealed that he was also not on great terms with his father, Prince Charles.

"There's a lot to work through there. I feel really let down because he's been through something similar," he confessed.

"Archie's his grandson. I will always love him, but there's a lot of hurt that's happened. I will continue to make it one of my priorities to heal that relationship."

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Topics: News, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

Stewart Perrie
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