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Buckingham Palace has broken its silence over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive claims in their interview with Oprah Winfrey.

A palace statement released on behalf of the Queen on Tuesday said the “whole family is saddened” by how “challenging” the previous years have been for the royal couple.

It added that the allegations of racism are “concerning” and will be “addressed by the family privately.”

During a two-hour TV special, Meghan said conversations were had about how dark her child’s skin would be when she was pregnant.

The couple’s interview, which aired on American network, CBS, on Sunday night, was then played to UK audiences on ITV on Monday night.

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