Prince William has officially responded to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah interview

'We are very much not a racist family'

'We are very much not a racist family'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have stepped down as royal family members and relocated to California, but that certainly doesn't stop them from making headlines.

This past month was no exception as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed the news that they were expecting their second child and announced that they would not be returning to royal duties.

It's safe to say, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are all anyone can talk about right now.

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This week saw Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's in-depth interview with Oprah Winfrey air on ITV, a rare move for the notoriously private couple.

The Duke and Duchess spoke about everything from mental health and their relationship with the royal family to their current pregnancy, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle even revealing that they are expecting a baby girl.

It was a revelation about baby Archie that made headlines in particular, with Meghan recalling a royal comment concerning her son's skin colour.

Speaking about Archie, she explained that a royal family member who she refused to name voiced concerns about 'how dark his skin might be when he's born.'

There were 'several conversations' with Prince Harry about Archie's skin colour, Meghan explained, around 'what that would mean or look like'.

'That was relayed to me from Harry,' Meghan recalled. 'Those were conversations that family had with him. And I think it was really hard to be able to see those as compartmentalized conversations.'

She continued: 'Was there concern that if he was too brown that that would be a problem? I wasn't able to follow up with why but if that's the assumption you're making, I think that would be a safe one.'

Prince William broke his silence on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah interview this week, insisting that the royal family is not racist.

'We're very much not a racist family,' Prince William told reporters.

He also added that at the time he had not spoken to Prince Harry but he planned to.

We will continue to update this story.

Jenny Proudfoot
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