Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey has rattled the entire world including the Royal family. While the details of the interview revealed the Royals’ constant endorsement of racism and colorism that even highlighted the concerns regarding the skin colour of baby Archie.
Now coming to the rescue of the family, Prince William on Thursday defended the British royal family after his younger brother Harry and wife Meghan accused them of racism in a bombshell interview watched around the world. “We’re very much not a racist family,” William told reporters during a visit to a multi-racial school in a deprived area of east London.
The Duke of Cambridge, son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, added that he had yet to speak to Harry in California since the interview first aired in the United States on Sunday. “No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do,” he said.
However, following Prince William’s denial of the Royal family endorsing racism, Twitterati was left in splits. Taking a sarcastic jibe at the Prince, social media was soon flooded with memes.
Prince William – We’re not a racist family. The whole of Twitter – pic.twitter.com/zxHBMlJW2c
— Niecy O'Keeffe (@NiecyOKeeffe) March 11, 2021
A keenly awaited statement from Queen Elizabeth II issued Tuesday was conciliatory towards her grandson and his mixed-race spouse, after their interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey.
But it also stressed that “some recollections may vary”, as Buckingham Palace vowed to look into the couple’s assertion that an unidentified royal had asked how dark their unborn son Archie’s skin would be.
Charles has yet to comment on the controversy but was filmed on Tuesday touring a Nigerian Christian church in London whose pastors are promoting a drive to vaccinate more black people against the coronavirus. In the interview, Harry also said that his father and brother were “trapped” in a hidebound institution.
( with inputs from AFP )