The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, has spoken out following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey and said that the royal family is "very much not a racist family."
The 38-year-old answered questions when he visited a school early on Thursday, March 11.
Additionally, he revealed that he and Harry have not talked since its airing on Sunday, March 7. "I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do," the Duke said of his brother. Although it's safe to say that they have grown apart, William did not have anything negative to say about Harry.
William did not respond to any of the other qualms raised by Harry in the interview.
William is the first royal to personally comment since Buckingham Palace released a statement on Tuesday, March 9.
"The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan," the Palace said. "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," the statement concluded.
The palace's words come after Harry and Meghan told Oprah that there had been conversations about what Archie's skin color would look like when he was born and "what that would mean."
During the interview, Harry said that he thinks his brother and father are "trapped" within the royal family and that he and Meghan stepped down as senior royals due to a "lack of support."
Where do he and his older brother currently stand? "The relationship is space at the moment. And time heals all things, hopefully," Harry told Oprah.
Meanwhile, William’s wife, Kate Middleton, was mentioned by name in the two-hour interview when Meghan brought up an incident about flower-girl dresses that left the Duchess of Sussex in tears, Meghan claimed, in the lead up to her 2018 wedding.
Although it had been reported that Meghan made Kate cry, the Duchess of Sussex said that it was the other way around and that she was left in tears.
"It really hurt my feelings. … What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do but that happened to me. Everyone in the institution knew it wasn’t true," Meghan said.
"I’m not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her. I think it’s really important for people to understand the truth."
As previously reported, an exclusive source tells OK! that William is fed up behind closed doors. "William feels the family has been understanding and fair while Harry and Meghan continue to sit on their high horse, flinging insults. From William's perspective, there is simply no excuse for snide and ego-driven swipes," the insider told OK!.
"The desire is for Harry to grow up, snap out of Meghan's spell and deliver the royals a full and sincere apology."