'Not a racist family': Prince William defends royals against allegations lobbed by Harry and Meghan

Response follows explosive Oprah Winfrey interview in which Meghan Markle claimed Harry told her a member of the royal family inquired about the color of their expected baby's skin.

Updated: March 11, 2021 - 12:55pm

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Prince William on Thursday defended the monarchy against racism allegations by brother Harry and wife Meghan Markle, saying, "We're very much not a racist family." 

The prince made the comment during a visit to an East London school with wife Kate, according to the Associated Press.

His response follows an explosive interview aired Sunday night on CBS with Oprah Winfrey in which Markle said she felt "isolated and miserable" while working as a member of the royal family and that she was subject to racial discrimination by the family.

She also said Harry told her a member of the royal family was concerned about the color of their expected baby's skin, considering Markle, an American, is of mixed race.

The rumored abuse resulted in the prince and his wife walking away from royal duties last year and moving to California with their child.

William said he has yet to talk to brother Harry about the allegations and the interview, "but I will do," he told reporters.

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