Daily US Times: The race issues raised by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in their interview with Oprah Winfrey are “concerning” and “taken very seriously”, Buckingham Palace has said in a statement.
The Palace said “recollections may vary” but the matters will be addressed privately.
Meghan told Oprah Harry in a bombshell interview that she had been asked by an unnamed family member “how dark” their son Archie’s skin might be.
The Palace said Harry, Meghan and Archie would “always be much loved family members”.
The statement from Buckingham Palace came after crisis meetings involving senior royals.
The Palace had been under growing pressure to respond to the interview in which Meghan Markle- the first mixed-race member of the modern Royal Family – said that questions had been asked about their son’s skin colour. The race issues revealed by Meghan shocked the world.
Prince Harry later clarified to Oprah that the racist comments were not made by either the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh.
In other developments, Piers Morgan, ITV’s Good Morning Britain show host, left the show following a row over comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex.
The statement from the Palace, which came a day and a half after the interview was first broadcast in the United States, said: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately,” the statement, which was issued on be half of the Queen, said.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
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