Royal Family ‘very much not racist’ – William.
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 during a TV interview.
Prince William also said he had not yet spoken to his brother but will do so.
Meghan and Prince Harry said a royal had expressed concern over “how dark” their son Archie’s skin could be .
Buckingham Palace previously said the claim was “concerning” but it’ll be addressed privately.
In a statement, the Palace said “recollections may vary” but that the Sussexes would “always be favorite family members”.
During a visit to a faculty in Stratford, east London, on Thursday, Prince William was asked by a reporter: “Is the royalty a racist family, sir?”
The duke replied: “We’re considerably not a racist family.”
Asked whether he had spoken to Prince Harry since the Oprah interview, Prince William said: “No, i have never spoken to him yet but i will be able to do.”
Prince William’s visit isn’t the primary appearance by a senior royal since the interview aired – the Prince of Wales administered an engagement earlier in the week .
BBC royal correspondent Sarah Campbell said Charles would have avoided questions on the interview – but “clearly Prince William felt strongly enough to feel that he had to deal with the difficulty and he did so quite directly”.
“There are headlines across the planet intimating that the royalty is racist so this is often the primary time that one among the senior members has begin and really rebutted that.”
In the TV interview, Meghan told Oprah there have been “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin could be when he was born”.
Both Prince Harry and Meghan refused to mention who made the comment – but Harry later clarified to Oprah that it had been 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 stories headlines and articles.
And asked by Oprah if the couple left the united kingdom due to racism from the tabloid media, Harry replied: “It was an outsized a part of it.”
In the interview, Harry also spoke about his relationship together with his |along with his”> together with his family – especially with his father, the Prince of Wales, and brother Prince William.
At one extra point stepping back as senior royals, Harry said Charles “stopped taking my calls”.
And of William, Harry said: “The relationship is ‘space’ at the instant . And time heals all things, hopefully.”
Buckingham Palace issued a response to the interview earlier in the week following crisis meetings involving senior royals.
Figures from US TV network CBS suggest that almost 50 million people round the world have watched Oprah’s interview with the couple.
The fallout from the interview has also seen broadcaster Piers Morgan leave his role as host of excellent Morning Britain, after his comments about Meghan attracted 41,000 complaints.
Meanwhile, the top of the Society of Editors – an industry body for the united kingdom press – resigned after a row over its reaction to Harry’s comments about the tabloid media.