London:A day later Prince Harry and Meghan Markel's exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey was aired in Briton, Buckingham Palace issued a statement and said that the royal family is disheartened to know of the couple's struggle and has taken the matter very seriously.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning,’’ the palace said in a statement issued on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday. “While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.’’
The statement also said that “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members."
Ms Markle, in the two-hour-long interview with Ms Winfrey, told that she experienced racism and callous treatment during her time in the royal family.
According to the media reports, the interview, which aired Sunday night in the US and a day later in Britain, has rocked the royal family and divided people around the world. While many say the allegations demonstrate the need for change inside a palace that hasn’t kept pace with the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements, others have criticized Harry and Ms Markle for dropping their bombshell while Harry’s 99-year-old grandfather, Prince Philip, remains hospitalised in London after a heart procedure.(UNI)