'A despicable lie': Prince Harry trashed for now claiming Royal Family is NOT racist

'A despicable lie': Prince Harry trashed for now claiming Royal Family is NOT racist
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle previously spoke about how an unnamed royal had concerns over baby Archie's skin color ( ITV screenshot/ YouTube, Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND: Prince Harry shocked millions of viewers as he claimed in the ITV interview with Tom Bradby, that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not call the royal family 'racist' in the Oprah Winfrey interview. In Winfrey's interview, the duo had claimed that an unnamed royal had concerns over the color of baby Archie’s skin.

Meghan Markle in Winfrey's interview, even stated that the unnamed royal said that Archie would be made a prince based on how dark he would be, as per The Sun. In the ITV interview, Tom Bradby asked, “You accused members of your family of racism." To which, Prince Harry responded and blamed the British Press, “No I didn’t, The British press said that.”

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Harry then questioned Bradby, "Did Meghan ever mention that they’re racist?" The host repeatedly stated Meghan’s claim in the interview regarding the “troubling comments about Archie’s skin color.” Prince Harry then suggested “There was - there was concern about his skin color," while promoting his book, 'Spare'. Meanwhile, Bradby asked, “Wouldn’t you describe that as essentially racist?" To which he responded, “I wouldn’t, not having lived within that family.” Prince Harry also explained that it was "unconscious bias" and "not racism." He further continued to state that they can now ”learn and grow” and be “part of the solution”, instead of the problem. 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chat with host Oprah Winfrey during the bombshell March interview (CBS)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chat with host Oprah Winfrey during the bombshell March interview (CBS)

Harry emphasized that he would never share the name of the royal who had inquired about Archie's skin tone. Winfrey's interview gained global attention and even of the royal family. Buckingham Palace even released a statement back then stating, “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," as per the outlet.

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Later, Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine said, “Harry’s own recollections certainly vary. He denies that he and Meghan said the Royal Family were racist. It makes it difficult to believe anything he says because he keeps contradicting himself. It was a very damaging comment and extremely hurtful to the Queen," as per The Sun.

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Queen Elizabeth II attends an audience with the President of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis (Not pictured) at Windsor Castle on April 28, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II was hurt by the racism allegations (Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, the Duke of Sussex also spoke about Lady Susan Hassey who had similarly alleged racism in Buckingham Palace. He said, "Meghan and I love Susan Hussey. She thinks she is great. And I also know that what she meant – she never meant any harm at all." He also added, “But the response from the British press, and from people online because of the stories that they wrote was horrendous. Was absolutely horrendous, the response.” Harry added, “I got called a racist when I was in my 20s by mistakes that I made. They were never intentional to harm anybody," as per The Sun.

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'He can’t backtrack from this'

The Internet quickly reacted to Prince Harry. Famous cultural writer, Jason Okundaye tweeted, "This is the issue with Harry: cakeism. He wants to condemn his family members so they can “grow”, but only wants to call it “unconscious bias” because calling it racism requires him to unravel the institution of monarchy itself #HarryTheInterview." Another wrote: "In a shocking and stunning admission, #PrinceHarry admits that The British Royal Family is NOT racist. The Black community must feel used again. Like the BLM organization, Harry and Meghan used this race rhetoric for favor and awards. Wow! #HarryTheInterview." A lawyer tweeted, " Prince Harry you’re WRONG. There’s ZERO difference between racist conscious/unconscious bias & racism. Bias is presence of racism & the actions/words are proof therein You’re RIGHT that once pointed out it’s the person’s responsibility to rectify/grow from it #HarryTheInterview."



 

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A tweet stated, "Or he knows the British public are incredibly triggered to being called racist so he fancied it up by saying, unconscious bias. Maybe they’ll be willing to have real discussions and exact real change if they’re willing to accept their u.b (racism)" "That's the part that frustrating like call it for what it is," added another. A user claimed, "Well apparently in his book he states the use of the word “paki” by him wasn’t racist because he didn’t know it was derogatory He takes no real responsibility for anything, so why would he want his family to. Unconscious bias it is." "I really can’t stand him this week! Racism is racism no matter how you look at it! It’s okay to cut that family off my goodness," claimed another user.  "Now Prince Harry has claimed that he never accused the royal family of being racist. I’m pretty sure the Netflix documentary and Oprah interviews says otherwise. He can’t backtrack from this," wrote another viewer.



 

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