THE QUEEN has broken her silence on the damaging racism allegations made by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The British monarch has expressed “concern” over the allegations as well as his sadness after learning of the difficulties faced by the couple.
Although she included the caveat in her statement that some recollections of events detailed in the interview differed, she added “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much appreciated family members” and said the issues created by the interview would be dealt with “in private”.
Buckingham Palace chose to break its silence two days after Oprah’s interview in which Markle revealed she felt suicidal while living as a royal and an unnamed family member expressed concerns about to the black skin of their unborn son, Archie.
The short statement issued on behalf of the Queen read:
“The whole family is saddened to learn how difficult the past few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The questions raised, in particular that of race, are worrying. Although some memories may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be treated by the family in private.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of the family.”
The statement comes after two days of deliberations between members of the royal family and other key palace figures on how best to respond to the allegations made.
Markle’s accusations of racism and the revelation that she sought help with her mental health issues but was turned down, led to calls for an investigation.
This suggestion seems to have been rejected by the queen in to favor private discussions within the family.
Most tellingly, the Queen’s statement includes the same ‘memories may vary’ suggesting that other family members remember events differently, however It is not clear whether this comment refers to the racism accusations or some of Markle’s other claims.