Meghan & Harry’s Oprah claim was awful, I’ve worked with royals for years & they are NOT racist, says expert

AN EXPERT has insisted that the Royal Family are not racist – and Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview claim was “awful”.

Royal photographer Arthur Edwards MBE told Matt Wilkinson, host of The Sun’s new show Royal Exclusive, that the Sus𝑠e𝑥es’ big interview with Oprah Winfrey was “so one-sided”.

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5Harry and Meghan are interviewed by Oprah WinfreyCredit: Reuters5Kate and Charles pictured together in London, 2022Credit: PA

During the March 2021 interview, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a series of shocking allegations.

The pair sparked a race row by alleging an unnamed member of the Royal Family spoke about “how dark his (Archie’s) skin might be when he’s born”.

During the Oprah interview, Meghan also said she was prevented from seeking mental health support when she was in crisis.

It’s understood the Royal Family were left deeply upset by the allegations made.

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In the days following the interview airing in Britain, Prince William was forced into the unprecedented position of saying the royals “are very much not a racist family”.

He spoke out on an official visit to a school after the Queen had released a carefully-worded statement saying she was “saddened” by the interview but “recollections may vary”.

Omid Scobie’s early Dutch version of his hatchet-job book Endgame, which came out in 2023, suggested Kate Middleton and King Charles were the Royals who made remarks about Archie’s skin colour.

Speaking to Royal Exclusive, Arthur Edwards MBE said: “The first big interview they did with Oprah Winfrey… I think about watching it now and, you know, the thing about Archie and the colour of his skin and I was – I knew they’d be seething.

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“I knew that the Queen would be seething, I knew that the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles would be seething, it would be so unfair because one thing they are not is racists. They are not.

“I’ve been with the King all over Africa, all over South America, I’ve never seen – only just engaging and enjoying the company of these people.

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So, you know, in no way would he be like that. He’s just a – it’s just an unfair thing to say.

“But, you know, she delivered it like an actress delivered it, and Oprah responded going ‘wow’.

“It was awful.”

Harry had told Oprah he felt let down by his family – and that he was barely speaking to his brother, describing their relationship as “space”.

He claimed his father Charles stopped taking his calls after Megxit and he was financially cut off by the Royal Family.

He also discussed his relationship with William, saying he loved him “to bits” but he and the future king were “on different paths”.

5Harry and Meghan during episode 6 of their Netflix documentaryCredit: Netflix5Charles and Harry at the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games, 2014Credit: Getty5William and Kate in Edinburgh, July 5, 2023Credit: AP

William was said to be “very upset” with the interview.

Arthur’s comments come after Princess Diana’s former bodyguard insisted the Royal Family are not racist – and said he never saw a hint of it in the 16 years he worked with them.

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Speaking on The Sun’s Royal Exclusive show, Ken Wharfe said he was adamant there was no racism with The Firm – despite rumours swirling in recent years.

Omid Scobie’s early Dutch version of his hatchet-job book Endgame suggested Kate and Charles were the two members who made remarks about the skin colour of the pair’s first child.

But Ken, who worked alongside the royals for more than a decade, said this had to be wrong.

He told The Sun: “I worked with every single member of the royal family over 16 years.

“I never saw one hint of racism, the royal family are not racist.

“They represent the very best in my view. I’m not saying they’re perfect but on this particular subject, no they’re not.”

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