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Buckingham Palace/Canadian-Media: During a visit to an east London school today, Prince William directly addressed the explosive interview of Harry and Meghan's accusations of racism in the Palace to Oprah Winfrey broadcast on Sunday and denied Royal Family to be racist.
Prince Harry and Kate in East London school. Facebook Page of Prince Williams
William, second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles, says he hadn't yet spoken to Harry in the aftermath of the interview, "but I will do."
William became the first royal to directly address the issue and said,
"We're very much not a racist family," he said as his wife, Kate, walked by his side.
Being disturbed by Harry and Meghan's allegations of racism and mistreatment, the Royal Family, and Buckingham Palace and responded to them in a 61-word statement Tuesday which read,
"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."
In her interview with Oprah, Meghan, who is biracial, said she suffered from isolation and misery as a working member of the Royal Family and had suicidal thoughts.
She also said Harry told her there were "concerns and conversations" by a Royal Family member about the color of her baby's skin when she was pregnant with their son, Archie.
In the interview, Markle said, "That’s the sad irony of the last four years is I have advocated for so long for women to use their voice, and then I was silent."
"I just didn’t want to be alive anymore," added Meghan.
Harry-Meghan Interview: Image credit: Meghan Markle Instagram
Harry and Meghan's accused a family member of making a racist remark about their son and courtiers of ignoring Meghan's pleas for help when she was suicidal, has dragged the royals into their biggest crisis since the death of Harry's mother Diana in 1997.
The palace, which was then led by Queen Elizabeth, was widely criticized for being too slow to respond.
Harry also said in the two-hour long interview, originally aired on CBS on Sunday, that his father, heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, had let him down.
Conversations about racism, mental health had been triggered around the world by Harry and Maggie comments and had put the relationship between Britain and its former colonies at stake.