BUCKINGHAM Palace on Tuesday in a statement on behalf of the Queen said that allegations of racism made by Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in an interview to Oprah Winfrey that aired on Sunday night were being “taken very seriously.”
“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 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.”
The statement added: “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
Reporting on the interview, CNN said on Sunday that when Winfrey asked why Meghan thought the royal family didn’t want to give Archie a title or security, she said that race had been a concern within the institution. There were several “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born,” she said.
The Royal Family had had those conversations with Harry, which were then related back to Meghan. “That would be very damaging to them,” she said.
Meghan emphasized the value of multiculturalism in today’s world as she said that during her tours and visits to the Commonwealth, she saw how much it meant to the Royal Family to be able to see someone who looked like them in this position. She added: “And I could never understand how it couldn’t be seen as an added benefit, and a reflection of the world today.”
Harry later clarified to Winfrey that the comments about Archie were not made by the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh.
BBC reported that when Meghan was asked by Winfrey whether there were concerns that her child would be “too brown” and that would be a problem, Meghan said: “If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.”
But she refused to reveal who had said that, saying: “I think that would be very damaging to them.”
Harry also refused to give further details. He said: “At the time it was awkward, I was a bit shocked.”
Hmm, someone in the Royal Family doesn’t like us BROWN guys, eh!