Buckingham Palace have responded to Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah

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Buckingham Palace has responded to issues raised by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s recent interview with Oprah. They will be addressed by the family “privately”, according to a statement released today.

The Palace said it was “saddened” to hear of the couple’s experiences and highlighted that race issues would be “taken very seriously”. The statement also added that “recollections may vary”.

“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” read the statement made on behalf of the Queen.

“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.”

In a recent interview with Oprah, Meghan and Harry disclosed that an unnamed member of the Royal Family had expressed concern over how dark their son’s skin colour might be when he was born. The couple also told of how baby Archie was treated differently to his Royal cousins; he was not entitled to a title nor the security that comes with it. Neither of his parents were given reasons.

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Meghan also opened up about how media bullying prompted her to consider suicide. She approached the Palace for support, but received none. “It was all happening just because I was breathing,” Meghan said of the media onslaught. “I just didn’t want to be alive any more. That was a clear, real, frightening and constant thought.”

In the two days since the interview first aired in the US, the Palace has faced pressure to break its silence over the alleged mistreatment of Meghan and her son. It has also raised issues about the UK’s attitudes towards racism and mental health.