Harry-Meghan interview: We're not a racist family, says Prince William
The shockwaves are refusing to subside days after Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle gave an interview to Oprah Winfrey. Now, Harry's older brother, Prince William, has responded to the shocking things that the couple said. The older prince refuted allegations that the Royal family is racist during a visit to a London school with his wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Haven't spoken to him yet but I will: William
Media persons asked William whether he had spoken to his brother since the interview. To which he replied, "No, I haven't spoken to him yet but I will do." When asked whether the Royal family is racist, William answered in the negative. "We're very much not a racist family," he told Sky News, becoming the first Royal family member to publicly address the allegations.
Here is Prince William's brief response to the reporter
Prince William says he hasn’t spoken to his brother yet but will do and they are “very much not a racist family”. pic.twitter.com/3j0AulDDOB— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) March 11, 2021
I love William to bits, Harry said during the interview
Harry had talked about the relationship with his brother during the televised interview and said that they are currently giving each other space. He hoped time would heal their relationship. "I love William to bits. He's my brother. We've been through hell together. But we are on different paths. the relationship is space. Time heals all things, hopefully," Harry said.
The Queen has vowed to look into racism claims
This week, Buckingham Palace issued a rare statement on behalf of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in which she vowed to look into racism claims. "The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously. Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members (sic)," the Palace said on behalf of the Queen.
What are these racist claims?
Markle had told Winfrey that there was a discussion on the skin color of her then-unborn son Archie. She said, "In those months when I was pregnant, we have in tandem the conversation of 'he won't be given security, he's not going to be given a title' and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."