Now, the royal family is dealing with the backlash. "It was almost impossible to get hold of anyone, any of the households yesterday. It really was a case of lockdown," royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight.
She continued, "I think crisis meetings have been going on ever since the program aired in the United States. I do know that while [the royal family] were bracing for something explosive, they totally underestimated just how far Harry and Meghan would go. The talk of the Palace is that they are absolutely horrified by what has been said, they feel that Harry has literally thrown the family under a bus. The allegations thick and fast and i think they took everyone by surprise."
Meghan, 39, also claimed that someone from the royal family was "concerned" over Archie's skin color. "I think because of the severity of the allegations, everyone is being careful in terms of naming who it might be. We know it's not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh because Oprah clarified that. I mean, senior members of the royal family are few and far between. It's going to either be Prince Charles, Prince William or Camilla, and the inference, of course, of it being one of those high profile senior members of the royal family is the question — is racism at the heart of the British monarchy?"
Following the explosive tell-all, Charles avoided talking about his son's allegations.
When asked if he had been in touch with his sibling following the interview, he replied: “No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do.”
Meanwhile, the Queen issued a statement of her own, writing, “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.”