Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Monday refused to focus on the drama engulfing the royal household, praising the contribution of Queen Elizabeth whereas declining to touch upon damaging claims made by her grandson Prince Harry and his spouse, Meghan.
“I have always had the highest admiration for the Queen and the unifying role she plays in our country and across the Commonwealth,” Mr. Johnson stated at a information convention in London.
“As for all other matters to do with the royal family I have spent a long time now not commenting on royal family matters and I don’t intend to depart from that today,” Mr. Johnson added.
Pressed to say whether or not he believed the royal household, except for the Queen, is racist, Mr. Johnson once more stonewalled, saying that “when it comes to matters to do with the royal family the right thing for the prime ministers to say is nothing, and nothing is the thing that I propose to say today about that particular matter.”
Earlier on Monday Vicky Ford, minister for kids, additionally refused to touch upon the contents of the interview however added in an interview with LBC Radio: “there is no room for racism in our society.”
But at the least one member of Mr. Johnson’s Conservative authorities spoke out in opposition to Meghan and Harry. “Harry is blowing up his family,” Zac Goldsmith, a mid-level minister of environmental and international affairs, wrote on Twitter. “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.”
The points raised are delicate for Mr. Johnson who, throughout his career as a journalist, used racist language on some events, and the claims made in the interview reverberated round British politics.
On Monday Keir Starmer, chief of the opposition Labour Party, stated that the allegations that had surfaced in the interview “need to be taken very, very seriously” as a result of they’re “allegations in relation to race and mental health.”
“For too many years we have been too dismissive and too willing to put these issues to one side,” he added.
Nadia Whittome, a Labour Party lawmaker, was extra straight vital of the monarchy. “When Meghan Markle was accused of bullying, Buckingham Palace immediately announced an investigation,” she wrote on Twitter. “Now that Meghan has revealed comments about her child’s skin color, will they investigate racism in the Palace? I won’t be holding my breath.”