Buckingham Palace said in response to the interview: “The whole family is saddened to hear how difficult the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, in particular that of race, are concerning. While some memories may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed privately by the family. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
Harry and Meghan have traveled to the UK several times since their royal exit, including in June when they attended the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration. During this visit, the couple brought Archie and their daughter Lilibet15 months, who met the Queen — her namesake — in person for the first time.
A week before the Queen’s funeral, Harry and Meghan made a surprise joint appearance with William and Kate to greet mourners at Windsor Castle, marking the first time the two couples, once dubbed the ‘Fab Four’ by the public, appeared together on-camera in more than two years.
The joint appearance came just weeks after the Duchess of Sussex signaled that a royal reconciliation was possible. “I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy not to forgive,” she said. The cup August 29. “But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything.”