WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Prince Harry’s brother, Prince William, has broken his silence on the controversial interview with the Sussexes.
- William said that the royal family is not racist.
- In the explosive interview, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle claimed that there were discussions about their son Archie’s potential skin color when he’s born.
“We’re very much not a racist family.”
This is how Prince William broke his silence over the racial concerns raised by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.
The second-in-line to the throne after their father Prince Charles responded to reporters on Thursday. Also asked if he has talked to his brother since the interview, Prince William answered, “No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will be,” as he walked with wife Kate Middleton.
In the explosive interview, Meghan, who is of mixed race with a Black mother and white father, said that while she was pregnant with Archie, a family member had discussions with Harry about “how dark his skin might be when he is born.” The Duchess of Sussex, though, did not name the person, but the couple later on clarified that it was neither Queen Elizabeth II nor Prince Philip.
Harry and Meghan also claimed that they received no support from the royal family when they, especially Meghan, faced harsh attacks on British tabloids.
Meghan continued with how the press framed stories when Kate made her cry about a flower dress Princess Charlotte was to wear. She said that the real story was twisted — reporting that it was her who made Kate cry — and the royal communications didn’t correct it.
Not getting support from “the firm” while being under the spotlight was the main reason that made the couple step down from the royal family. The Sussexes also said that as soon as it was announced, Prince Charles stopped taking Harry’s calls and cut them off financially, including security detail.
At a public appearance on Tuesday, Prince Charles was silent when asked for comments about the tell-all interview.
On that same day, the queen released a statement: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. 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.”
Source: Yahoo Entertainment