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The Queen is said to have been in crisis talks with with the Royal Family after they were left “reeling” over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The Duke and Duchess discussed their experience within the Royal Family and opened up on their decision to step down as senior members of the fold with Oprah Winfrey.
During the explosive interview it was revealed that one unnamed member of the Royal Family shared “concern” over the colour of they couple’s son Archie’s skin.
Meanwhile, 39 year old Meghan also revealed she was refused help from the institution after explaining she had suicidal thoughts.
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Buckingham Palace are yet to officially respond to the claims made my Harry, 36, and his wife after the interview was first aired in the US on Sunday 7 March.
And it has been reported that senior members of the Royal Family including Prince Charles, Prince William and The Queen are locked in crisis talks.
Palace insiders are said to have described the mood within the Royal Family as “intense personal shock and sadness” and the Prince had pressed the “nuclear button on his own family”.
The insider added to the Daily Mail: “People are just reeling”.
Meanwhile, a statement is understood to have been prepared by Buckingham Palace to highlight the Royal Family’s love for Meghan and Harry, who are expecting a baby girl, in an attempt to stop tensions mounting even further.
But, it’s understood The Queen was not keen to rush out the statement without careful consideration overnight, according to The Times.
Another royal source said: “There’s a lot people want to say but no one wins with a tit-for-tat battle.
“Bridges need to be built after all this is over, after all.”
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However, it’s understood that all senior members of the Royal Family are expected to carry out public engagements, where they could face questions about the couple’s interview with Oprah.
A senior royal source told the Telegraph: “The institution needs to lead the response to this. What a sad, terrible morning.”
OK! online has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.
It comes after The Queen is said to have been “left devastated” over the couple’s interview.
According to a royal expert and author of Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love, the Queen will be devastated by the claims made in the interview, particularly those centring around race.
Royal expert Katie Nicholls told OK!: “It was an extraordinary interview.
“The drama in the trailers left you wondering whether they'd held anything back. It was bombshell after bombshell. It has opened up a race row in the country.”
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