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Prince William Breaks Silence On Harry And Meghan Oprah Interview And Race Row

Prince William Breaks Silence On Harry And Meghan Oprah Interview And Race Row

Prince William was the first member of his family to address the groundbreaking Oprah interview.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Prince William has addressed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey for the first time.

The Duke of Cambridge was on a visit to Stratford, east London on Thursday when he was quizzed on whether he had spoken to his brother.

William replied that he "hadn't spoken to him yet," adding: "But I will do".

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When asked whether the Royal Family is racist, William replied: "We're very much not a racist family".

It comes after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry alleged that there had been royal concerns over their son Archie's skin colour, during the two-hour CBS special with Oprah.

They also suggested that Meghan was treated differently from Kate Middleton because of her race, during the bombshell interview.

Prince William made the comment during a public engagement (

William is the first member of his family to speak on the interview during a public engagement, though the royal family did release a statement two days after it aired.

"The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan," the statement from Buckingham Palace read.

"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.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spoke to Oprah about leaving the Royal Family (

"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."

During the interview, Meghan shocked the world as she refused to rule out suggestions her son's race could have played a part in his lack of a 'Prince' title.

"Do you think it's because of his race?," Oprah asked.

Meghan replied: "In those months when I was pregnant, all around the same time we have in tandem the conversation of he won't be given security, he won't be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born."

Prince Harry was asked about the alleged conversation regarding his son's skin colour later on in the interview, when he joined Meghan, and he refused to speak on it.

He did clarify that it had happened right at the beginning of their courtship - before Meghan was pregnant.

He said: "That conversation I'm never going to share. At the time it was awkward and I was a bit shocked. That was right at the beginning.

"There was some real obvious signs before we even got married that this was gonna be really hard".

The interview also featured conversations about Prince Harry's strained relationship with his family.

Discussing his fraught relationship with his brother, William, Harry suggested they had very different feelings towards royal life.

The couple suggested Archie's skin colour was a 'concern' (
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He added: "Much will continue to be said about that. As I've said before, I love William to bits - he's my brother and we've been through hell together and we have a shared experience but we're on different paths."

Harry revealed that he was also not on great terms with his father, Prince Charles.

"There's a lot to work through there. I feel really let down because he's been through something similar," he confessed.

"Archie's his grandson. I will always love him, but there's a lot of hurt that's happened. I will continue to make it one of my priorities to heal that relationship."

Featured Image Credit: PA/ CBS