The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down with Oprah Winfrey and the couple made some explosive comments. The couple claimed there were conversations about the colour of Archie’s skin before he was born.
The interview sparked an ongoing race row with many calling for the Royal Family to launch an investigation into the claims.
Following the interview, #AbolishTheMonarchy started trending on Twitter.
But now, Lord-Lieutenant Golding, 67, said the remarks about Archie could have been “clumsy” but did not necessarily amount to racism.
She argued the public did not know anything about the alleged conversations and they did not have any context.
Lord-Lieutenant Golding told BBC’s Today programme: “[The comments] are not necessarily unacceptable.
“I know many people have an interest in new babies and what new babies are going to bring to us.
“I do not know what anyone’s intention may be.
“It is very easy in life to be slightly clumsy, sometimes because you are in a different situation.
She continued: “I do not believe in the least that they are racist.
“The Lord-Lieutenant works across the five royal palaces and we have all sorts of activities and relationships.
“I can say they are a very respectful group of people and I have never encountered racism at all.”
Her comments come after Karen Gibson, who led the gospel choir who sung at Meghan and Harry’s wedding, also defended Prince Charles following the…