Prince William Says ‘We Are Very Much Not A Racist Family’ As He Responds To Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Interview

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Prince William.
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Prince William has insisted the Royals are ‘very much not a racist family’ following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

During the two-hour chat, which aired in the UK on Monday night, the Duchess of Sussex claimed there had been ‘conversations and concerns’ about Archie’s skin tone before he was born.

Prince William has now fired back, telling Sky News: “We are very much not a racist family.”

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When asked if he’s spoken to his brother since the interview aired, he replied: “I haven’t spoken to him yet but I plan to.”

The claims came out when Winfrey questioned Markle on the reason behind Archie not being made a prince.

The American presenter asked the Duchess: “You certainly must have had some conversations with Harry about it and had your own suspicions as to why they didn’t want to make Archie a prince.

“Why do you think that is?”

In response, Markle responded: “They didn’t want him to be a prince… which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn’t going to receive security.”

The Royal went on to say that there had been a chat about what it would ‘look like’ if Archie had had dark skin.

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She made the allegation when Winfrey questioned: “There’s a conversation with you about how dark your baby is going to be?”

Markle replied: “Potentially and what that would mean and look like.”

Buckingham Palace released a statement addressing the matter earlier this week.

It read: “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.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

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