The White House has stressed it still has a ‘strong’ relationship with Britain amid the ongoing royal scandal but praised Meghan for speaking out.
Press secretary Jen Psaki was asked if President Joe Biden had any reaction to Oprah Winfrey’s bombshell interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
“For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage and that’s certainly something the president believes,” she replied.
Ms Psaki added it wouldn’t be appropriate to comment directly as Meghan and Harry are private citizens of America.
“We aren’t going to provide additional commentary from here on behalf of the president or others given these are private citizens, sharing their own story and their own struggles,” she said.
“And let me just reiterate that we have a strong and abiding relationship with the British people and a special partnership with the government of the United Kingdom on a range of issues and that will continue.”
Ms Psaki added that President Biden has ‘talked about the importance of investing in a lot of these areas that they are committed in.
It comes after the couple’s two-hour conversation with Oprah sent shockwaves around the world following a number of bombshells revealed about the Royal Family.
During their tell-all interview, Meghan revealed she had suicidal thoughts as she struggled with royal life.
She also alleged an unnamed member of the royal family raised ‘concerns and conversations’ about how dark her son Archie’s skin might be before he was born.
Harry talked about the rift with his brother Prince William saying the ‘relationship is space at the moment.
Queen Elizabeth II is saddened by the challenges faced by her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan and takes their allegations of racism in the royal family seriously, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday.
“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,” the palace said in a statement released on the queen’s behalf.
“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.”