Prince Charles reportedly wanted to release a 'point by point' response to Harry and Meghan's interview claims

He and Prince William apparently wished to 'correct' some things that were said

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Prince Charles supposedly wanted to address some of his son Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview claims “point by point” in a more “detailed” palace response. 

Prince Charles reportedly wished to respond in more "detail" to his son Prince Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan Markle's recent “tell-all” interview with Oprah Winfrey. During the special, the couple opened up on royal life and made a series of shocking revelations. Duchess Meghan claimed that an unnamed member of the Royal Family commented on their son Archie’s skin color before he was born.

Whilst Prince Harry alleged that his father Prince Charles stopped taking his calls after he and Meghan spoke of their intention to step back as senior members of the Royal Family last year. The Sussexes have since confirmed they are not returning as working royals as they embrace their new life in California. 

Following the interview airing, Buckingham Palace issued an official statement in response. It declared that: '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. 

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

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Now royal expert Katie Nicholl has suggested that Prince Charles actually wished to address Harry and Meghan’s interview claims “point by point’ in a more “detailed” official palace response. 

As reported by ET, Katie stated: "My understanding is that Prince Charles did want to issue a more detailed statement [in response] to the Oprah interview and possibly address some of those issues point by point.

“But there was an evening to think about things and in the end, it was decided that a shorter statement would be better,” she revealed. 

Katie spoke of how it was thought that “going at things point by point could be potentially more damaging and give more ammunition for the row to continue”. 

"I think Prince Charles and Prince William were keen to correct some of the things that the couple had said,” she explained.  

Since the astonishing Oprah interview aired, Prince Harry has reportedly spoken to his father and brother, though these talks are believed to have been “not productive”. 

Despite this, reports also suggested that they were “glad” to have started a conversation. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!