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Prince William has denied that the royal family is racist and says he has not spoken to his brother since the airing of Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey

This is the first time a member of the royal family has spoken publicly about the bombing interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after William and Harry’s father, Prince Charles, refused to comment during an appearance on Tuesday. p>

The Duke of Cambridge was attending a school in east London when asked about the interview that sent shock waves across the monarchy, forcing the Queen to issue a statement that she was “sad” about the events / p>

He was asked by a reporter, “Is the royal family racist, sir?” to which the Duke replied: “We are as good as no racist family”

When asked if he had spoken to his brother, William replied, “No, I haven’t spoken yet, but I will”

During Winfrey’s interview, which aired earlier this week, Meghan had said an unnamed royal family member asked Harry “how dark” her unborn child’s skin would be

Winfrey later said that Harry told her that neither the Queen nor Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, had made the comments

During the interview, Meghan and Harry described the mental health issues they experienced as royals Meghan said she was turned away by one of the oldest people in the palace while seeking help with her mental health problems

On Tuesday, Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying it was “concerning” allegations that a member of the royal family had questioned the skin color of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s unborn child

The statement issued on behalf of the Queen states that “memories of questions raised in the interview may vary” but would be “taken very seriously”

“The whole family is sad to learn how challenging the past few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” the statement reads

“While some memories can vary, they are taken very seriously and addressed privately by the family

The interview was seen by 124 million people in the UK and more than 17 million in the US, where it first aired on the CBS network on Sunday night

Last month, Harry and Meghan announced to the Queen that they would no longer be working members of the royal family, which in turn resulted in their royal patronage being stripped

The decision came 11 months after a 12 month review the Duke and Duchess agreed with Buckingham Palace about their future roles after announcing they would be “stepping back” from the family and part-time Royals to be January 2020

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