Prince Charles has ignored questions about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview during an appearance at a COVID vaccine clinic.
The Prince of Wales’ appearance at the pop-up clinic in London on Tuesday was the first of its kind since the couple’s television interview.
He can be seen dodging questions from journalists about the interview, in the player above.
Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah has rocked the royal family after the pair made numerous claims about the dynamics of the palace.
During the chat, several accusations were made, including that a senior royal asked “how dark Archie’s skin might be”, there was a lack of support for Meghan when she felt suicidal and that Harry’s father stopped taking his calls.
Buckingham Palace has since responded to the tell-all, saying the family were saddened by the claims made by Prince Harry and wife Meghan.
The statement was issued on Tuesday night, local time, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” she said.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.
“While 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.”
During Oprah’s interview, Prince Harry spoke of his fragmented relationship with his father.
He said the Prince of Wales stopped taking his calls while he and Meghan were in Canada “because I took matters into my own hands. I needed to do this for my family”.
“And then he said can you put this all in writing what your plan is … so I put all the specifics in there even the fact that we were planning on putting the announcement out on the 7th of January,” he said.
While he concedes that his dad is now picking up his calls, Harry added “there’s a lot to work through there”.
“I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like and Archie is his grandson,” he said.
“But at the same time, of course, I will always love him but there’s a lot of hurt that has happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship.”
At the vaccine clinic on Tuesday, Prince Charles talked to patients, volunteers and staff.
As he exited the venue, he declined to answer journalists who asked for a response to the interview.
– with AP