Meghan Markle’s and Prince Harry’s allegations of British Royal Family being racist has drawn some comments from the latter’s elder brother Prince William. Prince William defended the accusations of racism made by the couple on Oprah Winfrey’s interview, saying the royals are “very much not a racist family”. He is the first one to directly comment on the allegations from the family.
During a visit to an east London school, William addressed the explosive interview given by Meghan and Harry. He was accompanied by wife Kate Middleton as they met school children returning to class and the rollout of a mental health initiative in secondary schools. William, who is second in line to the throne after his father Prince Charles said that he hadn’t spoken to Harry in the aftermath of the interview, “ but I will do.”
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
Meghan’s and Harry’s comments have rocked the royal family as well as the world as they touched on the family’s racist attitude towards Meghan who is biracial and her son Archie, who was not given security and a royal title at his birth. She said that questions about how dark the colour of his skin would be was raised. She also alleged that when she sought help for mental health and depression, none was forthcoming. Meghan said that she had “suicidal thoughts” due to her mental health but no help was provided to her even after she raised the issue.
After the interview, the Buckingham Palace issued a statement but it has failed to quell the controversy around the allegations.