LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth said on Tuesday the British royals were saddened by the challenging experiences of her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan and promised to privately address revelations about a racist remark about their son.
Meghan and Harry
s tell-all TV interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on U.S. television on Sunday has plunged the monarchy into its biggest crisis since the 1997 death of Harrys mother Diana.
In the two-hour show, Meghan accused Britain’s royal family of raising concern about how dark their son Archie’s skin might be and ignore her pleas for help while she felt suicidal.
Harry also said his father, heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, had let him down and that he had felt trapped in his royal life.
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement issued on behalf of Elizabeth.