Buckingham Palace ends silence on Harry, Meghan racism allegations

Who Former senior royals the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. What The couple took part in a highly publicized prime-time interview with Oprah Winfrey. When The interview was filmed in February before it aired on CBS on M

A snap YouGov poll of 4,654 adults on Tuesday, taken after the interview had been broadcast in the United Kingdom, found 38 percent of Labour supporters had the most sympathy for Harry and Meghan, in contrast to just 8 percent of Conservatives. "The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning".

The opposition Labour Party leapt into action, with Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green calling on the palace to investigate the claims, while her boss, party leader Keir Starmer said they "should be taken seriously".

One of the most shocking claims in the interview was that at least one member of the British royal family had "concerns and conversations" while she was pregnant with Archie about how dark her child's skin would be.

In mainland Europe, the German magazine Der Spiegel wrote: "The reproaches of the Duchess and the Duke of Sussex - as hard as it might be to prove them - hit a nerve in Great Britain in the year 2021".

Meghan, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on USA television on Sunday, accused Britain's royal family of raising concerns about how dark their son Archie's skin might be and ignoring her pleas for help while she considered suicide.

Prince Harry also revealed the stresses the couple endured had ruptured relations with his father, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, and his brother, Prince William, illuminating the depth of the family divisions that led the couple to step away from royal duties and move to California past year.

Meghan, whose mother is black and father is white, also spoke about how she had suicidal thoughts, but failed to receive any support during her time in the royal family.

It's unlikely the Queen's comments will quell the uproar caused by the two-hour interview. They have settled in Santa Barbara, California.

So far there has been silence from the palace about the interview.

"There has got to be a very serious reflection", Labour MP Diane Abbott told the BBC on Tuesday. "We need to be vigilant and we will continue that work. It does not look as if they have". Winfrey later confirmed on Harry's behalf that the remark was not made by the queen or her husband.

Buckingham Palace in crisis after Harry and Meghan unload on royal family

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declined to comment on the allegations raised by the Duke and Duchess.

British Minister Zac Goldsmith arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, October 22, 2019.

"There is a level of control by fear that has existed for generations", Harry said. "What Meghan wants, Meghan gets".

But Harry revealed he now has a poor relationship with William and said things got so bad with his father that at one point Prince Charles stopped taking his calls.

Meghan's estranged father Thomas Markle, who she has not spoken to since her wedding, said he did not think the Royal Family was racist.

Chris Ship, royal editor at ITV, which aired the interview in Britain on Monday night, said the couple "effectively loaded up a B-52 bomber, flew it over Buckingham Palace and then unloaded their arsenal right above it, bomb by heavily-loaded bomb". During the interview she said she felt betrayed by her father for secretly co-operating with tabloid photographers. "I would not blame her if she pulled out of this at the last minute". Tennis star Serena Williams, a friend who attended Harry and Meghan's wedding, said on Twitter that the duchess's words "illustrate the pain and cruelty she's experienced". This was compounded by the fact that the staff refused to help her when she faced racist attacks from the media and internet trolls, she said.

Thomas Markle owned up to his own bad behavior - selling photos, sharing a personal letter, giving interviews - but insisted that his interactions with the media had been exaggerated by outlets that picked up the interviews and spread them globally.

"He didn't bring up anything", Ms. Marzook said.

A YouGov poll found a majority of young people thought the royals' treatment of the couple was unfair, while half of older people said the opposite.

Almost three years since her star-studded wedding in Windsor Castle, Meghan gained sympathy in the United States by casting some unidentified members of the British royal family as uncaring, mendacious or guilty of racist remarks.



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