Prince William says royals are ‘very a lot not a racist household,’ has not spoken to Harry but

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Prince William photographed in Peterborough, England, on July 16, 2020.

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LONDON — Prince William has issued his first feedback for the reason that explosive interview given by his brother Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, saying the royal household usually are not racist.

“We’re very a lot not a racist household,” William, the Duke of Cambridge, stated after a query from Sky Information Thursday in regards to the interview, which first aired within the U.S. on Sunday night time. Inside it, Harry and Meghan had made allegations of racism throughout the palace, and stated that they felt unsupported by the remainder of the royal household.

Requested if he had spoken to his brother but, William replied: “I have not spoken to him but however I plan to.”

The feedback, made throughout a go to to an east London college on Thursday, come after Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Harry and Meghan. The couple, who now dwell within the U.S., alleged {that a} member of the royal household had questioned what pores and skin tone their then-unborn baby may need.

Meghan, the primary mixed-race member of the fashionable British royal household, wouldn’t reveal who had made the remark, saying, “I feel that may be very damaging for them.”

Winfrey later clarified that the remark had not been made by the queen or Prince Philip.

The 2-hour interview, which was watched by hundreds of thousands of viewers on each side of the Atlantic, contained different damaging claims together with that the palace had failed to supply assist for Meghan when she skilled psychological well being points that left her feeling suicidal.

The Sussexes spoke of the pressures of royal life and likewise stated they’d been prompted to go away the U.Ok., and to step back from their roles as working royals early last year, due to hostility from the British tabloid press that they stated the palace had didn’t defend them from.

The interview, aired Monday night time in Britain, reportedly prompted disaster talks amongst senior members of the royal household. In a while Tuesday, Buckingham Palace issued a statement on behalf of the queen wherein it was said that the household would take care of the matter in non-public.

“The entire household is saddened to be taught the complete extent of how difficult the previous couple of years have been for Harry and Meghan,” the queen stated in a press release on Tuesday.

“The problems raised, significantly that of race, are regarding. Whereas some recollections might range, they’re taken very severely and will probably be addressed by the household privately,” she added.