Prince William speaks out on royal family ‘racism’ and his future relationship with brother Harry

The Duke of Cambridge breaks his silence following Prince Harry and Meghan’s bombshell Oprah interview

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visits Cardiff Castle on December 8, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking a short tour of the UK, using the Royal train,
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Prince William has broken his silence on the royal racism claims made by brother Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following their tell-all Oprah interview.

The Duke of Cambridge made his first public appearance with his wife Kate Middleton since the show aired on CBS in America on Sunday and on ITV in the UK on Monday, as they attended a school today (Thursday, 11th March).

William broke his silence when quizzed by a member of the press outside School 21 in Stratford, East London. 

“Sir have you spoken to your brother since the interview?” asked the reporter. 

To which Prince William replied, “No I haven't spoken to him yet but I will do.”

The reporter further asked, “And can you just let me know is the royal family a racist family, Sir?” To which the Duke stressed, “We are very much not a racist family.”

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Prince William is the first member of the royal family to personally respond to the allegation of racism made by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, following the Queen's careful and constructive response to grandson Harry and Meghan’s interview.

Meghan claimed a senior royal raised concerns about “how dark” her unborn son Archie would be – an allegation which shocked both the interviewer Oprah Winfrey and viewers around the world.

Oprah later revealed that the senior royal who made the comment wasn't either the Queen or Prince Philip, who currently remains in hospital following heart surgery.

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Meghan also denied claims she made Kate Middleton cry, telling Oprah it was the other way round, that she had been left in tears by Kate over the flower girl dresses in the lead up to the royal wedding.

And the Duchess of Sussex also broke down in tears when she told her husband she “didn't want to be alive any more."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were promoting a children’s mental health initiative today.

If you missed Prince Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah, here’s how you can watch it from anywhere in the world.

Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She has covered all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand.