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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s controversial Oprah Winfrey interview has sparked over 6,000 complaints to Ofcom since it aired on ITV.
Thousands of viewers have lodged complaints to the independent TV watchdog surrounding ITV’s decision to air the Duke and Duchess’ interview, which was recorded at one of their friend's homes in California, with the total number of complaints now hitting 6,000.
During the in-depth conversation with popular talk show host Oprah, 67, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex dropped several bombshell accusations about their time as part of the Royal family, with Meghan claiming one relative asked what colour baby Archie's skin would be.
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The fallout from the interview saw Buckingham Palace issue a rare statement, which read: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
Prince William also commented on the saga during a Royal engagement, telling Sky News: “We are very much not a racist family.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle refused to give any indication as to which royal made the statement but confirmed that the comment wasn’t said by either the Queen or The Duke of Edinburgh.
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It has been a tumultuous few months for the Royals, who bid farewell to Prince Philip when he was laid to rest on Saturday after passing away at Windsor Castle earlier this month.
Prince Harry was seen reconnecting with his brother after the service, and the brothers could be seen chatting as they left St George's Chapel.
Despite the Queen celebrating her 95th birthday today, Prince Harry has returned to his heavily pregnant wife in California who is set to give birth in early June.
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