By Rachael Grealish
Buckingham Palace has released a statement on behalf of Her Majesty, The Queen, in response to the Harry and Meghan interview saying ‘the whole family is saddened’.
On Sunday March 7 (and Monday March 8 in the UK) Oprah Winfrey interviewed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during which the Duchess claimed a member of the Royal Family had had ‘several conversations’ with Harry about their child, Archie’s, skin colour and ‘what that would mean or look like’.
Meghan also discussed the mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts, and Harry spoke of his strained relationship with his father, His Royal Highness Prince Charles.
A spokesperson from the palace said: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst 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.”
Both Harry and Meghan refused to say which member of the family had made the comments about Archie – but Oprah Winfrey did go on to confirm Prince Harry had stated it was neither the Queen or Prince Phillip.
Reactions to the interview have been split across the world with either support for the couple or anger against them.