British Royal Family

Prince William finally breaks his silence on Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan's bombshell Oprah interview

The Duke of Cambridge has shut down claims of racism within the royal family.

By Catie Powers
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Prince William has finally responded to the intense claims made in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah and, it's safe to say, he's made his thoughts about the whole thing very clear.
During a recent trip to a School 21 in Stratford, London, to commemorate a re-opening as well as chat about the first ever Mentally Healthy Schools resource hub, Prince William and his wife Duchess Catherine couldn't escape one reporter, who took their opportunity to ask the questions that has been on everyone's lips.
WATCH IN THE PLAYER ABOVE: Prince William addresses Meghan and Harry's interview
"Sir, have you spoken to your brother since the interview?" the journalist asked.
"No, I haven't spoken to him yet but I will do," the Duke replied as he strolled along with Kate and workers from the school.
The reporter managed to squeeze in just one more query, one that has been on the minds of everyone since the interview aired.
Prince William has finally responded to Meghan and Harry's recent claims. (Image: Getty)
"Can you just let me know is the royal family a racist family, sir?" they asked.
"We are very much not a racist family." William stated before heading off to perform his royal duties.
Much was the response to the initial Oprah interview, the public was heavily divided by the Duke's response.
"LOL - Sure, Jan" wrote one unconvinced Twitter user.
"'Mentally healthy school programme'. Forgive me for being cynical, but this just after 'that' interview in which MM claimed no support when she felt suicidal. Looks to me like a royal damage limitation exercise," another penned.
But some remained firmly on the royals' side, writing: "Just because one person says something (not even been publicly announced what was exactly said) doesn't mean the whole family should be tarnished!"
"Handled with dignity and class, William. Proud of you!" added another.
Prince William revealed he hasn't spoken to his brother yet but plans to. (Image: Getty)
The accusations of racism within the royal family stem from Meghan Markle's claim that there were "concerns and conversations about how dark (her son Archie's) skin might be when he was born" from within The Firm.
The former Duchess told Oprah this much but did not go so far as to reveal the royal's identity, claiming it would be "very damaging for them".
William's response to the claims comes not long after the Palace released an official statement in the wake of the interview, writing, the issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning" while also claiming that "some recollections may vary."
In the interview, Meghan and Harry claimed that concerns were raised from within the Palace about the colour of Archie's skin. (Image: Getty)