The Queen Finally Releases Statement After Bombshell Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Interview
| Last updated
The Queen has finally broken her silence after the bombshell interview between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah aired.
A statement has been released by Buckingham Palace, expressing sadness and concern for the allegations that were raised during the two-hour 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."
During their sit down with the veteran TV host, Prince Harry and Meghan opened up about life as working members of the British Royal family and the heartache they have endured since they met.
Meghan explained at one point that she was suicidal because of the negative press and heavy scrutiny she was receiving from the UK press.
"I just didn't want to be alive any more. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought. And I remember how he [Harry] just cradled me," Meghan told Oprah in the interview.
The Duchess of Sussex also revealed a senior Royal spoke to Prince Harry about their concerns and worries about baby Archie and her disappointment he wasn't given a Royal title.
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 when he joined Meghan later during the interview, and appeared to clarify that it had happened right at the beginning of their courtship - before Meghan was pregnant.
They were both pressed to name the Royal who raised the issue but they chose not to.
Oprah has since revealed it wasn't the Queen or Prince Philip.
The Queen's statement interestingly didn't specifically mention Meghan's claims about not receiving enough support for her mental health.
The 39-year-old, who is pregnant with their second child, alleged the Palace told her it wouldn't be a good look for the institution if she sought professional help.
Featured Image Credit: PA