Prince William said on Thursday that the British royal family was not racist after his brother Harry’s wife, Megan, asked how dark the skin of his son Archie could be after one of the family members asked.
This revelation was given to Oprah Winfrey, broadcast on Sunday by 36-year-old Harry and 39-year-old Meghan, and has driven the British monarchy into the greatest crisis since the deaths of Diana B., William, and Harry’s mother in 1997.
When visiting a school in eastern London, William said he had never spoken with Harry since the interview aired three days ago.
“I haven’t told him yet, but I will,” said 38-year-old William.
When a reporter asked if the royal family was racist, William said, “We are not a racist family.”
On the two-hour show, Meghan also said that the royal family ignored her petitions for her help while she was feeling suicidal, and Harry said his father, Prince Charles, disappointed him and that he felt trapped.
Buckingham Palace issued a statement on behalf of the prince’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday, and she said the family mourned how hard the couple has been through over the years.
The statement added that the race issue was concerned and would be taken very seriously, but noted that “some recalls may be different.
The palace said it was a family matter that should be dealt with personally.
In an interview, Harry reveals how far he is from other members of the family, saying that his father once never answered the phone and that there is “space” in his relationship with William.
“There will be a lot of talk about it. Like I said before, I love William. He’s my brother. We had hell together and we shared our experiences,” he said. “But we’re going a different way.”
The interview was viewed by 12.4 million viewers in the UK and 17.1 million viewers in the United States.
It turned out to be divisive among the British public. Some believe that the institution has shown how old and intolerant it is, while others have accused Elizabeth or her family of selfish assault that they deserved.