PRINCE William hit back at Harry and Meg’s race allegations Thursday, denying that the Royal Family were racist.
His comments came as the future King was accused of being behind the remarks on Archie’s skintone.
The Duke of Cambridge defended the Monarchy against Harry and Meg’s accusations saying: “We’re very much not a racist family.”
William made the comment during his first public appearance since highly damaging claims of bigotry.
William also said he has yet to speak to his brother Harry about their disclosures, which drew a global television audience of nearly 50 million, but said he will.
“No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do,” William said.
With his wife by his side the duke was asked: “Is the royal family a racist family, sir?”
The Duke said: “We’re very much not a racist family”.
During in a shock ninety-minute interview with talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, both Harry and Meghan alleged Racism claims – sparking an all-out crisis in the Firm.
Meg said, when she was pregnant with Archie, an unnamed member of the royal family raised “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born”.
Camilla Blackett – who has written for E4’s Skins, US TV show New Girl and HBO’s smash-hit news drama The Newsroom appeared to confirm the identity on Twitter.
Blackett said: “Okay so we’re assuming the person who “had concerns” about how dark Archie was gonna be was William right?”
“That’s what she meant by “it would be damaging”
In a conversation with New York Magazine journalist Collier Meyerson, she doubled down on the claims.
Collier wrote: “I thought William but now convinced it’s Charles.”
Camilla replied: “No you’re right!”
On the CBS Oprah interview, Meg was Asked whether there were concerns that her child would be “too brown” and that would be a problem, Meghan said: “If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.”
Pushed by Winfrey on who had those conversations, Meghan refused to say, adding: “I think that would be very damaging to them.”
She added: “That was relayed to me from Harry, those were conversations the family had with him, and I think it was really hard to be able to see those as compartmentalised conversations.”
Blackett also confirmed she was accusing Wills when approached by Politicalite.
Meg also said: “Neither his grandmother nor grandfather were a part of those conversations.”
Prince Harry refused to be drawn into naming the member of the firm who raised concerns about Archie’s skintone.
QUEEN HITS BACK
QUEEN broke her silence Tuesday and said The Royal Family were “saddened” to learn of the experiences of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, saying they would address issues around race that were raised by the couple in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst 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.”
MEG WAS SUICIDAL, JUST LIKE DI
The Duchess of Sussex also revealed she had suicidal thoughts and said: “I just didn’t want to be alive any more.”
She said she begged for help, and asked to go somewhere to get help, and approached one of the most senior people in the institution, but was told it would not look good.
The duchess said: “I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. I said that I’ve never felt this way before and I need to go somewhere. And I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.”
IT’S A GIRL!
Harry and Meghan revealed they are expecting a baby girl.
The duke joined his wife in the second half of the interview, and told the chat show host: “It’s a girl.”
He said his first thought was “amazing” when he discovered they were having a girl, adding: “Just grateful. To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing.
“But to have a boy and then a girl, I mean what more can you ask for? Now we’ve got our family, we got the four of us and our two dogs.”
Asked if they were “done” with two children, Harry said “done” and Meghan said: “Two is it.”
She also confirmed the baby is due in the “summertime”.
Meghan suggested she and Harry wanted Archie to be a prince so he would have security and be protected.
The duchess expressed her shock at “the idea of our son not being safe”, and the idea of the first member of colour in this family, not being titled in the same way as other grandchildren.
Archie, who is seventh in line to the throne, is not entitled to be an HRH or a prince due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by King George V.
He will be entitled to be an HRH or a prince when the Prince of Wales accedes to the throne.
As the first born son of a duke, Archie could have become Earl of Dumbarton – one of Harry’s subsidiary titles – or have been Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, instead at the time of his birth, a royal source said Harry and Meghan had decided he should a regular Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
CHARLES CUT HARRY OFF
The Duke of Sussex said his father the Prince of Wales stopped taking his calls while Harry and Meghan were in Canada “because I took matters into my own hands. I needed to do this for my family”.
He said Charles wanted him to put his plans in writing.
HARRY: “WE DID NOT BLINDSIDE QUEEN”
Harry denied that he had “blindsided” his grandmother Queen with the bombshell statement about stepping down as senior royal.
The duke said he believed the report probably could have come from “within the institution”.
KATE MADE MEG CRY
Meghan said Kate made her cry ahead of her wedding.
Reports circulated ahead of the Sussexes’ nuptials that Meghan left Kate in tears at Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting.
But Meghan told Winfrey the “reverse happened”.
Meghan said she was not sharing the information to be “disparaging”, but added it was “really important for people to understand the truth”.
“She’s a good person,” the duchess added.