Prince William has broken his family’s silence after the interview with Oprah where Meghan Markle made accusations of the Windsors’ racism.

The Duke of Cambridge also said that he had not spoken to his younger brother Harry “but will do”

As he was leaving a school in east London, he told a reporter, “We are very much not a racist family.”

It was the first public visit of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have been on since the controversial interview Harry and Meghan did with Oprah which has apparently sent shockwaves throughout Buckingham Palace.

The Oprah interview was first broadcast on 7th March in The US on CBS, and in the UK on ITV the following evening. In the two-hour tell-all interview, shocking claims were made, such as Meghan Markle saying that there was concern expressed about how dark their son Archie was going to be before his birth.

There has since been speculation about who said this after the couple refused to name names. Winfrey, in an interview with CBS’ Gayle King, said that Harry and Meghan informed her it was not the Queen or Prince Philip.

Prince Philip is currently in hospital following an operation on his heart after contracting a virus.

The Prince, who is second in line for the throne, visited School21 in Stratford to celebrate schools fully reopening and a mental health programme headed by the Duchess.

Mental health was a big topic in the interview as Markle revealed that despite askin for it, she was refused help for her suicidal thoughts after being subjected to what she perceived to be racist press coverage.

If you are experiencing feelings of distress and isolation, or are struggling to cope, The Samaritans offers support; you can speak to someone for free over the phone, in confidence, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), email jo@samaritans.org, or visit the Samaritans website to find details of your nearest branch.

If you are based in the USA, and you or someone you know needs mental health assistance right now, call National Suicide Prevention Helpline on 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

More: Meghan saying she had suicidal thoughts during Oprah interview was more than revealing. It was heartbreaking.

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