‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members,’ Buckingham Palace says
The Buckingham Palace released a statement on Tuesday on behalf of the Queen, saying that the British Royal family is ‘saddened’ to learn how challenging the last few years had been for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It added that the allegations that the Duchess of Sussex made about the royals were ‘concerning’ and was to be ‘taken very seriously.’
The response has come after more than 36 hours following the interview that Harry and Meghan had with Oprah Winfrey, the first big interview since they stepped down from their positions of senior royals and moved to the US last year.
What were the allegations?
Some of the allegations that the couple made were regarding racism and Meghan’s admission that she felt suicidal during her first pregnancy. This allegation can deeply impact the royal family’s reputation and all the members are currently under scrutiny. Meghan also said that her life as a royal family member deeply affected her mental health and that she had thoughts of self-harm, but her senior aides and institution provided to lend any support. She said that she was ashamed to share it with Harry, but if she didn’t, she knew she would harm herself in some way.
Concern over Archie
Meghan further shared that the royals were concerned about the color of Archie’s skin before he was born, and that Archie was denied a royal title and royal protection, which was ‘different from protocol.’
Harry later mentioned about the awkward conversation that he had with the Queen and how he and Meghan could not be invited to the Queen’s villa, Sandringham House. He said that his grandmother’s advisers instigated against his wife and offered bad advice.