Black Choir Founder Karen Gibson Doesn't Believe 'Sincere' & 'Gracious' Prince Charles Is Racist

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Mar. 12 2021, Updated 12:14 p.m. ET

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Prince Charles is receiving some support after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped countless bombshells about the royal family during their March 7 interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In particular, Karen Gibson, the founder and conductor of the Kingdom's Choir — who performed at Harry's wedding — shared that she doesn't believe Charles is racist.

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In the sit-down with Winfrey, Meghan claimed that members of the royal family had "concerns" over the color of her son Archie's skin, adding that they refused to give him a proper title, and therefore, a security team. She wouldn't reveal the names of the people involved, though it was later revealed that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were not — leaving some to believe it could have been Charles.

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However, Gibson herself is skeptical, as Charles was the one who personally asked the choir to perform at his son's 2018 nuptials.

"Charles came off as very sincere in his invitation, and he's gone out of his way to personally congratulate them on their success since the wedding," TMZ reported. "Karen tells us every interaction between her Black choir and Prince Charles has been gracious. So, she's finding it hard to believe he would have said such a thing about Meghan and Harry's firstborn."

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Harry's brother, Prince William, also came to the royal family's defense after the racism claims, telling reporters on March 11, "we are very much not a racist family." He also noted that he hasn't talked to Harry since the interview aired, but he plans to soon.

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After the Winfrey talk aired, Buckingham Palace released a statement to respond to the shocking allegations that were made. 

"The following statement is issued by Buckingham Palace on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen. The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Meghan and Harry," the note read. "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."

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