The British monarchy in a late night statement, about 36 hours after Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview, broke its silence.
Buckingham Palace said the family was saddened to learn of the challenges Harry and Meghan had faced in the past few years and that they would address the issues privately.
In a statement on behalf of the Queen, the palace said that allegations of racism made by the Sussexes were concerning and being “taken very seriously.”
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” the statement read.
Harry and Meghan in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey revealed his family’s concerns over Archie’s skin tone, as well as the security he would be entitled to, ahead of his birth on May 6, 2019.
“In those months when I was pregnant… we have in tandem the conversation of ‘he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan told interviewer Oprah Winfrey.
She has suggested that the Buckingham Palace was “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and Prince Harry.
When Winfrey asked how she felt about the Palace hearing her speak out, Markle replied: “I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there’s an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.”
The interview was recorded before the Times newspaper published allegations that Markle was subject to a bullying complaint while living in Kensington Palace.