Queen Elizabeth Responds To Meghan-Harry Interview With Oprah In Official Statement

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. The 100th birthday of the RAF, which was founded on on 1 April 1918, was marked with a centenary parade with the presentation of a new Queen's Colour and flypast of 100 aircraft over Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth Responds To Meghan-Harry Interview With Oprah In Official Statement

"Issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.”

PUBLISHED ON : MARCH 9, 2021 / 01:27 PM

Written by Paul Meara

The fallout from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey apparently has the Royal Family scrambling to react.

After almost 48 hours of silence, Buckingham Palace issued a statement on Tuesday (March 9), claiming the family was “saddened” to learn about the challenges Meghan and Harry had faced over the past few years and said that they would address the issues in private.

The palace said the "issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.”

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"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members,'' the statement added.

During Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah on Sunday, the Duchess of Sussex revealed a culture of racism and prejudice that existed in the Royal Family during the couple’s stay at Kensington Palace.

The fallout since the interview has had everyone reacting publicly, including Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, who claims her daughter has been estranged from him for years and has not spoken to him. Markle is still very close to her mother, Doria Ragland, who doesn’t communicate with the press.

Read Buckingham Palace’s statement about the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah below.

Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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