Prince William just addressed Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview

Jennifer Savin
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From Cosmopolitan

By now, it seems as though the entire world has watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah, during which they discussed a member of the royal family having "concerns" over their son Archie's skin tone, issues with security and Prince Charles not taking Harry's phone calls for a period of time.

The candid conversation also saw Prince Harry comment on his relationship with his brother Prince William, which has become strained in recent years. Harry told Oprah that they'd "been through hell together" and that although they were currently giving one another "space", he hoped that "time would heal" all. He did not address any specific reasons for their rift.

Since the interview aired, Buckingham Palace (two days later) released a statement saying that the family were "saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan". It also said that the "issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning", that conversations would be taking place privately and "recollections may vary".

Now, Prince William has also addressed the accusations of racism that some have levelled at the royal family and told a reporter that he is yet to speak with his brother following the interview watched by millions.

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In the clip, which was shared on Twitter by royal correspondent Rebecca English, William is asked "Sir, have you spoken to your brother since the interview?" to which he replies, "No, I haven't spoken to him yet but I will do."

The prince is then asked "And can you just let me know, is the royal family a racist family?" to which he replies, "No, we're very much not a racist family" before continuing to walk past the reporter with his wife, Kate Middleton. The Duke of Cambridge is the first member of the royal family to publicly comment on the interview.

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Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

William and Harry's father, Prince Charles, was also asked about it earlier this week while out on a public engagement at an NHS vaccine pop-up clinic in London, but declined to comment, instead choosing to smile and not answer any questions.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appear to be operating very much business as usual, despite William's brief addressing of the interview, and continued to conduct their visit at School21 in Stratford, east London, as normal.

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