Buckingham Palace have released a statement on behalf of the Queen, addressing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey.
- Buckingham Palace have released a statement on behalf of the Queen, addressing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey.
- During the explosive chat, it was claimed that an unnamed member of the royal family expressed 'concern' about 'how dark' baby Archie's skin would be (opens in new tab) when he was born.
- Meghan and Harry also opened up about Archie not being given a royal title (opens in new tab), the media backlash they faced in the spotlight and their move to their new LA home (opens in new tab) after stepping back (opens in new tab) from royal life.
- This royal news (opens in new tab) comes after Oprah Winfrey confirmed it wasn't the Queen or Prince Philip who made the comment about Archie's race (opens in new tab).
The statement from the Palace expressed Her Majesty's 'concern' over the race issues raised in the interview, explaining that they would be dealt with in private and adding that 'some recollections may vary'.
"In those months when I was pregnant, we had in tandem the conversations of him not being given security or a title, and also concerns about how dark his skin might be when he’s born," Meghan said to Oprah during the interview.
When asked the name of the person who had made the comments, Meghan responded, "I think that would be very damaging to them."
The Queen has also insisted that Harry, Meghan and Archie would always be loved members of the family and and shared her sadness for the hardships the couple faced during their time as senior working royals.
The statement reads, "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While 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.”
Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for Goodto.com, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).
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