Meghan And Harry Interview: Royal Family ‘Very Much Not Racist’ – William

The Duke of Cambridge has said the royals are “very much not a racist family” in his first comments after accusations by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a TV interview.

Prince William also said he had not yet spoken to his brother but would do so.

Meghan and Prince Harry said a royal had expressed concern over “how dark” their son Archie’s skin might be.

Buckingham Palace previously said the claim was “concerning” but it would be addressed privately.

In a statement, the Palace said “recollections may vary” but that the Sussexes would “always be much loved family members”.

During a visit to a school in Stratford, east London, on Thursday, Prince William was asked by a reporter: “Is the Royal Family a racist family, sir?”

The duke replied: “We’re very much not a racist family.”

Prince William’s visit is not the first appearance by a senior royal since the interview aired – the Prince of Wales carried out an engagement earlier this week.

BBC royal correspondent Sarah Campbell said Prince Charles would have avoided questions about the interview – but “clearly Prince William felt strongly enough to feel that he had to address the issue and he did so quite directly”.

“There have been headlines across the world intimating that the Royal Family is racist so this is the first time that one of the senior members has come out and really rebutted that.”

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