Prince William says Royal family are ‘not racist’ as he hits back at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s claims

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Prince William has spoken out on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's claims on racism in the Royal family.

The 38 year old and his wife Kate Middleton, 39, were seen in the first public appearance together at a Royal engagement on Thursday.

During their visit to an East London school, The Duke of Cambridge was asked about the claims.

A reporter asked him: "Sir, have you spoken to your brother since the interview?," to which he replied: "No, I haven't spoken to him yet but I will be."

They then asked: "Can you just let me know, is the Royal family a racist family?," to which William hit back: "We are very much not a racist family."

Meghan made the explosive claims during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired in the UK on Monday night.

The Duchess of Sussex told the chat show host that there were "concerns" over the colour of her son's skin within the Royal Family, but she refused to name the person who said it.

The 39 year old said: "In those months when I was pregnant, we had in tandem the conversations of him not being given security or a title, and also concerns about how dark his skin might be when he's born.

"They didn't want him to be a prince or princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn't going to receive security."

Oprah, 67, enquired for more details, but Meghan refused to name the royal member who made the comments, saying it would be "very damaging to them."

Harry, 36, backed up her claims when he joined for the latter part of the interview, but also decided not to divulge which members of the family had made the comments.

However, Oprah has since confirmed that he told her off camera that it was neither of his grandparents.

Speaking on US daytime show This Morning, Oprah said: "He did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure that I knew and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother nor his grandfather that were a part of those conversations.

"Neither his grandmother nor grandfather were a part of those conversations.

"He did not tell me who were a part of those conversations, as you can see I tried to get that answer. On camera and off."

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