Prince William says royals ‘very much not racist’
The Duke of Cambridge has said the royals are “very much not a racist family” in his first comments after accusations by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a TV interview.
Prince William also said he had not yet spoken to his brother but would do so.
Prince William has said the royals are “very much not a racist family” in his first comments after accusations by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in their bombshell interview.
Prince William also said he had not yet spoken to his brother Prince Harry but would do so.
Meghan and Prince Harry said a royal had expressed concern over “how dark” their son Archie’s skin might be.
Buckingham Palace previously said the claim was “concerning” but it would be addressed privately.
During a visit to a school in Stratford, east London, on Thursday, Prince William was asked by a reporter: “Is the Royal Family a racist family, sir?”
The duke replied:
We’re very much not a racist family
Asked whether he had spoken to Prince Harry since the interview, Prince William said: “No, I haven’t spoken to him yet but I will do.”
Prince William’s visit is not the first appearance by a senior royal since the interview aired – the Prince of Wales carried out an engagement earlier this week.
In the TV interview, Meghan told Oprah there were “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he was born”.
Both Prince Harry and Meghan refused to say who made the comment – but Harry later clarified to Oprah that it was not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh.
During the interview, Harry also said it hurt him that his family never spoke out about the “colonial undertones” of news headlines and articles.
And asked by Oprah if the couple left the UK because of racism from the tabloid media, Harry replied: “It was a large part of it.”
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