Following the bombshell interview between Oprah Winfrey and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which aired in the UK on Monday evening, the Palace is said to be in “crisis talks” as they deal with the fallout.
Winfrey later clarified that the remark was not made by the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh.
Meghan also alleged that her pleas for help after feeling suicidal were ignored by palace officials.
Additionally, the couple claimed that the royal family did not want their son, Archie, to become a prince, and that they were cut off financially in 2020 after revealing their intentions to step away from their roles as senior royals.
Buckingham Palace has yet to respond to the interview, and while it’s not clear if they will respond, reports are circulating that courtiers are in “urgent” talks as to what to do.
According to the BBC, “crisis meetings” have taken place involving senior royals following the documentary.
BBC royal correspondent Daniela Relph has said it is “increasingly unsustainable for Buckingham Palace to say nothing” about the couple’s claims.
However, Ms Relph added that the palace “will not want to feel rushed into saying something”.
The prime minister has been asked to offer his opinion on the interview.
Asked whether he believed the royal family was racist at a Downing Street press conference, Boris Johnson replied: “I really think that when it comes to matters to do with the royal family, the right thing for prime ministers to say is nothing and nothing is the thing that I propose to say today.”
When approached for comment by The Independent, Buckingham Palace declined.
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