Queen and Prince Charles back Prince William's claims that Royal Family is 'not racist'

Queen and Prince Charles back Prince William's claims that Royal Family is 'not racist'

THE QUEEN and Prince Charles have reportedly backed Prince William following his insistence that the British Royal Family is "not racist".

On Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge became the first senior royal to address the fallout of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Sunday night.

When asked by reporters if he'd spoken to his brother since the interview, William replied: "No I haven't spoken to him yet, but I will do," before adding: "We're very much not a racist family."

He was speaking on Thursday as he and his wife Kate visited a school in east London to support a youth mental support service, their first royal engagement since the interview.

The Prince's words have reportedly been praised by Palace insiders, who felt the 38-year-old did "very well given the emotion and enormity of it all."

It's understood that both the Queen and Prince Charles were also pleased with William's response.

During their Oprah interview, Harry and Meghan made a number of damning claims which have temporarily ripped holes in the British monarchy and torn through the royal family.

They claim that a senior royal expressed concern about how dark their son Archie's skin would be, and that the Palace denied Meghan support while she was struggling with her mental health.

Two days after the interview aired, Buckingham Palace released a statement saying that while Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be loved and valued members of the family, their recollection of events varied from those of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, effectively disputed their claims.