Harry and Meghan made a series of inflammatory claims when Oprah Winfrey interviewed them in March. A new chapter of “Finding Freedom,” a book about the couple written by royal experts Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, has appeared on PEOPLE. The authors wrote: “The ‘memories may vary’ of the Queen did not go unnoticed by the couple, who, according to a close source, were ‘not surprised’ that full ownership was not taken.
“’Months later and little responsibility has been taken,’ added a friend of Meghan’s. ‘How can you go through with it?’ “
During the interview, Meghan claimed that there were “concerns and conversations” within the family about Archie’s skin tone, prior to his birth in 2019.
He also revealed that he had had mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts, since joining the Royal Family.
The accusations caused a sensation around the world and Buckingham Palace issued a rare statement on behalf of the Queen in response.
She commented: “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, especially the racial one, are worrying.
“While some memories may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be discussed in private by the family.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be very dear family members.”
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“Those were conversations the family had with him.”
Harry confirmed that the discussion had taken place, commenting: “That conversation, I will never share.
“At the time, it was awkward, I was a bit surprised.”
Neither Harry nor Meghan named the royals they allege made the comments, and the Duchess said it would be “very detrimental to them.”
However, Ms Winfrey later revealed that the couple told her that they were neither the Queen nor the Duke of Edinburgh.
After the interview, Prince William insisted that the royals “are not a racist family” during a visit to a school in London.
Harry and William met in April 2021 for Prince Philip’s funeral.
They were photographed talking after the service, at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.
In July, the brothers unveiled a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, in the Kensington Palace gardens.