/ 10 March 2021

The palace responds…

The Sussexes’ account of racism and a question from one of the members of the Royal family about “how dark” the skin of their first child are “concerning” and will be “taken very seriously”, a statement out this morning from Buckingham Palace says. But don’t expect any sort of public inquiry into that and other claims raised in the Oprah interview – they will address any issues as a family, privately. Reports say Queen Elizabeth, Charles and other family members have been in crisis meetings since the interview aired earlier this week. Also caught up in the fallout is the controversial former tabloid editor/talk show host Piers Morgan. He railed against Meghan on air yesterday and stormed off set when he was challenged by a colleague. This morning, ITV says he will not return to his hosting duties with Good Morning Britain.

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