Prince William on Oprah interview: The Duke of Cambridge is the latest royal family member to react to allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace, that recently came to light in the explosive Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Prince William’s comment on the matter comes following a royal statement from the palace.
“We’re very much not a racist family,” the Duke of Cambridge told Sky News on Thursday. He was visiting an east London school with his wife, Kate Middleton.
Prince Williams said that though he hasn’t spoken to his brother following the revelations he and Markle made during their big sit-down earlier this week, he plans to soon.
Prince William On Oprah Interview Follows Queen’s Statement
Markle and Prince Harry have publicly stated that at the time of their first child’s birth, there were “concerns” at Buckingham about how dark the colour of his skin would be. Though the Sussexes didn’t reveal the name of the person who made racist remarks, they relayed that it was neither the Queen nor Prince Philip.
Other bombshells they dropped ranged from the palace supposedly preventing their son from a royal title to disallowing Markle from pursuing help for suicidal thoughts. More here.
In the aftermath of the CBS broadcast of the Oprah interview Sunday, sources had revealed there were urgent crisis meetings at the Buckingham Palace. Royal experts had speculated that the interview would have been “devastating” for the royal family. The palace, on behalf of the Queen, issued a rare statement addressing the couple, “The whole family is saddened… The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning… and will be addressed.”
Watch a clip of Markle talking about the said racism here:
Meghan Markle spoke with @Oprah and opened up about baby Archie and the "concerns" that were raised about how dark his skin color would be. pic.twitter.com/4WL14PcoKL
— Grande Capo (@VoLinxx) March 8, 2021