In the interview, Markle, 39, and Harry, 36, made allegations of racism against the royal family and the Institution at large, notably claiming there were “conversations and concerns” regarding the skin color of their then-unborn child.
Harry later clarified that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were not the ones to make such comments, leaving many to wonder whether it was heirs-to-the-throne Prince Charles or William to have raised such “concerns.”
Shortly after the interview aired, Buckingham Palace issued a statement, calling such allegations “concerning,” but then William, 38, followed up with a personal response.
On Thursday, the royal was confronted by reporters during a visit to an East London school where he assured that the royal family is “very much not a racist family” and noted that he has yet to speak with Harry, but planned to do so.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl took special note of the Prince’s response, saying that it was out of the ordinary for William to have answered the question in such a casual manner because U.K. reporters don’t often shout out questions to the royals during such engagements.