British Prince Harry spoke with his brother Prince William and father, Prince Charles, after a high-profile interview with TV host Oprah Winfrey. Still, the conversations were “unproductive,” CBS News reports.
According to CBS television host Gayle King, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle told her that the conversations that took place were not productive over the weekend. They noted that they were glad that the dialogue with the royal family had begun. The presenter also said that the royal family has not yet communicated with Meghan Markle herself.
In an interview with the famous American TV presenter Oprah Winfrey, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who retired from royal duties, made several sensational statements that hurt the royal family and the image of the British monarchy. In particular, Markle said that one of her husband’s relatives (Winfrey later clarified that it was neither Elizabeth II nor Prince Philip) expressed concerns about the color of her unborn child’s skin and that she herself had thoughts of suicide, and she was refused help. She also said that she was offended by the wife of Harry’s older brother, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate.
Two days after the broadcast of the interview in the United States, the British royal family said that it takes the words of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle about racism seriously while noting that “some memories may diverge.” Buckingham Palace has promised to address all the issues raised, and particularly racial ones, privately.