Prince William Defends UK Monarchy Against Racism Accusation

Prince William made the comments in response to questions shouted at him by reporters during a visit to an East London school.

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Britain's Prince William, with Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visits School21, a school in east London, Thursday March 11, 2021. Prince William has defended Britain’s monarchy against accusations of bigotry made by his brother, Prince Harry, and his sister-in-law, Meghan, insisting the family is not racist. In comments made during a visit Thursday to an east London school, William became the first royal to directly address the explosive interview his brother and Meghan gave to Oprah Winfrey. Buckingham Palace sought to respond to Harry and Meghan’s allegations of racism and mistreatment in a 61-word statement, but it has failed to quell the controversy. (Justin Tallis/Pool via AP)
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LONDON (AP) — Prince William insisted Thursday that his family is not racist as he became the first British royal to speak out about accusations of bigotry made by Prince Harry and Meghan, his brother and sister-in-law. William made the comments in response to questions shouted at him by reporters during a visit to an East London school. While members of the royal family often ignore such queries, William used the opportunity to address the…

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