The Queen is reportedly 'sad but not angry' following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The interview featured several bombshells including claims a senior royal raised concerns over the couple's son Archie's skin colour.
Now, sources are saying the Queen is not angry after watching the interview, but she has instead privately pledged to stand by her grandson.
"She is not angry, she is just sad. They have always worried about him (Harry) and the Queen feels very protective about him," an insider told The Sun.
"They always tried to support him when Meghan came along. They all worried less about him when Meghan was on the scene as he seemed so happy."
The Queen has reportedly ordered an investigation into the claims of racism among the royal family.
It comes following reports Prince William is "deeply distressed" his private conversations with Harry have been "plastered over American TV" after presenter Gayle King revealed the brothers had finally spoken, but that their conversation was "not productive".
This has apparently made William wary of speaking further with Harry and Meghan out of fear the couple would leak their conversations to US TV networks.
"I did actually call them to see how they were feeling, and it's true Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too," Gayle explained on CBS This Morning.
"The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive, but they are glad they have at least started a conversation."
Gayle also said the couple were "frustrated" that alleged racism in the royal family had dominated the news agenda since the interview was broadcast on March 7.
"All they wanted all along was for the royals to intervene and tell the press to stop with the unfair, inaccurate, false stories that definitely have a racial slant," the host said.
She added that Harry and Meghan wanted "healing" in the family, but that Meghan had "documents to back up everything" she had said in the interview with Oprah.
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