Prince William: "We are very much not a racist family"
"I haven't spoken to him yet."
Prince William has responded to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent interview with Oprah publicly for the first time.
The Duke of Cambridge, who reportedly had a falling out with his brother in recent years, said today that he has not yet spoken to Harry about the contents of the interview.
"We are very much not a racist family," he told Sky News today.
William added that although he has yet to speak to Harry following the release of the interview, he intends to. "I haven't spoken to him yet but I plan too," he said.
This comes after Meghan, who is currently pregnant with her second child, said that "conversations" were had between Harry and other members of the royal family about the colour of Archie's skin before he was born.
Meghan, who is mixed race, said that she had “several conversations” with members of the “family” on the topic.
“About how dark your baby is going to be?” asked Oprah. “Potentially,” said Meghan, “and what that would mean or look like.”
When Oprah asked which members of the family raised the supposed issue, Meghan said she wouldn't name any names: "I think that would be very damaging to them."
Meghan discussed the racism she experienced as a member of the family candidly in the interview, stating that when she was discriminated against in the press, she received no help from "the Firm."
“It was all happening just because I was breathing,” she said. “I just didn’t want to be alive any more. That was a clear, real, frightening and constant thought.”
Meghan added that her requests to ensure Archie was protected within the family were largely ignored.
"They didn’t want him to be a prince or princess," she said, "not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn’t going to receive security."
“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, ‘you won’t be given security, not gonna be given a title.'"
Meghan also stated that when she was pregnant with Archie, she felt suicidal and was told by "the Firm" that she would not be able to seek help. "I didn't want to be alive anymore," she said.
After the TV special aired in the UK, the Queen issued a statement in which she said she was "saddened" to learn of the couples' experience.