Soon after the interview of Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Oprah Winfrey, aired in the United Kingdom on Monday evening, the crisis meeting between the senior royals took place according to the reports.
BBC royal correspondent Daniela Relph said Buckingham Palace “will not want to feel rushed into saying something” about Prince Harry and Meghan’s claims.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle talked about mental health, racism, media trolls and members of the Royal Family in the interview.
Markle- who is the first mixed-race member of the modern Royal Family – said a low point came when Harry was asked by an unnamed royal family member “how dark” their son Archie’s skin might be.
Prince Harry later clarified to Oprah that the comments were not made by either the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh.
In the interview, the duchess said that she found royal life so difficult that at times she “didn’t want to be alive any more”, and when she approached the institution for help, she did not get it.
President Joe Biden spokesperson said that he would appreciate anyone who has the courage to talk about mental health.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki described Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, as “private citizens” who were “sharing their own story in their own struggles”.
An average of 11.1m people in the UK watched the two-hour interview when it was screened on ITV on Monday night after being broadcast in the US by CBS on Sunday.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said that Meghan’s allegations about racism and a lack of mental health support should be taken “very seriously”.
When the prime minister was specifically asked if the Royal Family was a racist, he responded saying,
“When it comes to matters to do with the Royal Family, the right thing for prime ministers to say is nothing.”