Prince William, future King of England, responded for the first time to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s brutally frank interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS.
During a visit to a school in London, Prince William turned to the cameras and said: “We are really not a racist family.” He also revealed that he had not spoken to his brother, Prince Harry, since the interview aired on Sunday.
Here is the exchange with the press:
NEW: Prince William says he hasn’t spoken to his brother yet, but will and, when asked about alleged racism, replies: ‘we are really not a racist family’pic.twitter.com/TNRsNSa0Au
– Darren McCaffrey (@DarrenEuronews) March 11, 2021
Her comments follow Markle revealing that she was asked about her son’s skin color before Archie was born. Markle and Prince Harry did not disclose who in the royal household raised the concerns, but did say it was neither the Queen nor Prince Philip.
Earlier this week, the Queen said Markle’s comments would be handled by the family. “The questions raised, in particular that of race, are worrying. While some memories may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be discussed by the family in private. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members, ”she said.