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Palace issues a 61-word statement in a bid to defuse the Harry and Megham Oprah bombshell interview

The Queen has responded to Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview with a 61-word statement.

She said the royal family is “saddened” by how the couple feel.

And, they have agreed to address “privately” the issues around a racial comment.


It included “some recollections may vary” over the skin colour comment about the Sussexes’ unborn son Archie.

However, the matter has been taken “very seriously”.

The royal family was left reeling by the two-hour broadcast on CBS in America and ITV in Britain.

Harry and Meghan opened up to Oprah Winfrey about their lives within the Palace.

They said a member of the family – not the Queen or Prince Philip – made a racist comment about Archie.

Meghan said someone had asked what skin colour he might be.

The Duchess also said she had suicidal thoughts.

When she sought help within the Palace she was turned away.

The statement, on behalf of the Queen, 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. While 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.”

It is believed the Palace held back on issuing a statement soon after the American broadcast – given people in Britain time to watch the interview on ITV.

The Palace is not expected to make a further comment.

Meanwhile, more than 41,000 people complained to the broadcast industry watchdog Ofcom about the ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain aired after the CBS interview.

Viewers complained about presenter Piers Morgan and his “brutal” treatment of dismissing Meghan’s mental state as “made up”.

He said he didn’t believe her.

An Ofcom spokesperson said: “We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules.”





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