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Buckingham Palace under pressure to respond to racism claims

London, Mar 9 (efe-epa).- Buckingham Palace is coming under pressure to respond to racism claims made by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an explosive interview.

The UK press has been gripped by the revelations made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a hotly-anticipated televised interview with American chat show host Oprah Winfrey.

Revealing some of the reasons they decided to quit royal duties, the pair — who now reside in Los Angeles — said a member of the royal household once asked about the skin tone of their first son, Archie.

Oprah later said the comments had not been made by Queen Elizabeth or Prince Philip, her husband.

Markle openly said she had experienced suicidal thoughts when living with the royal family in the UK.

The interview has sparked a flurry of media coverage and has dominated TV commentary.

A poll conducted by YouGov in the wake of the interview found that among some 4,600 respondents, 36% sympathized with the Queen while 22% sympathized with Harry and Meghan.

Members of the public have also voiced their opinion on the issue.

“I don’t think you have to necessarily hear what she says, you can see it on the press itself and how they treat her in terms of tabloids, what they write,” Sarah Mezhgeu, 27, told Efe.

Vlad Smats, 50, on the other hand, said he did not believe Markle and attributed the scandal to part of a “spectacle.”EFE-EPA


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