Why Baby Archie Doesn't Have a Royal Title, Prince William Denies Racism

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According to a recent interview, a Royal Family member raised questions about their unborn son's potential skin tone, citing that as a reason baby Archie wasn't given a Royal title.

Prince William maintained that the royal family is not racist but admitted that he hadn't spoken to his brother since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave Oprah Winfrey the bombshell interview. In the interview, Sussex's outcry that a family member had expressed concern about their child's skin tone revealed details about a schism within the typically tight-lipped institution.

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On Thursday, March 4, Prince William and his wife Catherine were at a school in School 21 in Stratford, east London. After a national lockdown, the school just reopened, and they were launching a mental health initiative that Catherine had started in primary schools three years earlier.

As they were about to leave, a reporter asked them if the royal family was racist; Prince William responded, with the duchess by her side, "very much not a racist family." William's comments were among the first remarks from a senior member of the royal family. 

When asked by a reporter, "Sir, have you spoken to your brother since the interview?" he said: "I haven't spoken to him yet, but I will do." He briefly paused to answer the question.

It's unusual, though, for a senior royal to talk openly about such personal issues during a public engagement, as William did. Since William allegedly urged Harry to "slow down" and not jump into things with the ex-Suits star, the brothers' relationship has been strained, according to reports.

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Here is the response of the other members of Britain's royal family.

After her grandson and his wife gave an explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey charging bigotry and rejection by the monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II issued a statement saying, "the whole family was saddened to learn the full extent of how difficult the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan."

The Queen made a startling admission when she said," the issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning." In the United Kingdom, the term "concerning" has a different meaning than in the United States. It means "worrying." That is to say that the Queen was not going to ignore this.

However, the Queen hinted that the royal family did not wholly back the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's account of how they were handled or what was said.

"While some recollections can vary, they are taken very seriously by the family and will be addressed privately," her majesty said.

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"Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members," the Queen concluded. She repeated a refrain she has used many times since the couple moved from Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle to their new life in a seaside mansion in sunny Southern California.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles, Harry's father, made his first public appearance since the interview at a north London church, stopping by a pop-up vaccine clinic.

The heir to the throne joked with those having their coronavirus jabs, yet, when a reporter asked the royal what he felt about the interview... he did not respond and was ushered out of the building.

However, on the video of the incident posted on social media, a man behind him blocked the view. He carried on walking, so it's not sure if Prince Charles said anything at all.

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