Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday responded to explosive racism claims from her grandson Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan, voicing deep concern and sympathizing with their troubles with royal life.
“The entire household is saddened to study the total extent of how difficult the previous few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” she mentioned in a press release.
“The problems raised, significantly that of race, are regarding. Whereas some recollections might range, they’re taken very significantly and will probably be addressed by the household privately. Harry, Meghan, and Archie will at all times be much-loved members of the family.”
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Buckingham Palace has been underneath growing strain to answer allegations made in an Oprah Winfrey interview that aired on Sunday, triggering a disaster in contrast to something seen since Harry’s late mom, Diana, was in exile within the Nineties.
It sparked a flurry of rumors concerning the existence of the senior royal who inquired concerning the shade of their baby’s pores and skin earlier than his beginning.
Meghan, whose mom is black and father is white, additionally revealed that she had suicidal ideation however acquired no assist from the royal household all through her time there.
The racism allegation reportedly left Winfrey speechless and the palace in disarray, with officers struggling to determine tips on how to react.
In his first media speech because the row exploded, Prince Charles, Harry’s father, and future king ignored a question about what he considered the dialog.
After the interview appeared on British tv on Monday, a YouGov ballot of 4,656 individuals discovered that just about a 3rd (32%) believed the couple was dealt with unfairly, the identical share as those that felt the opposite.
The ballot discovered that older individuals had been extra prone to assist the royal household.
The statements made by Harry and Meghan have been in comparison with a bomb being dropped on the nation’s most outstanding household and one in every of its most revered establishments.
There have been makes an attempt to herald Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been accused of being racist whereas working as a newspaper columnist.
Regardless of mounting political strain for an intensive investigation and statements from the White Home and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he declined to remark.
Former military captain Harry, in accordance with Zac Goldsmith, a junior British overseas minister and close to ally of Johnson, is “blowing up his household.”
Goldsmith was appearing on behalf of the federal government, in accordance with Johnson’s spokesperson.