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Prince Charles has appeared in public for the first time since Harry and Meghan’s seismic interview with Oprah Winfrey, and ignored a question on the furore surrounding the British royal family.

Buckingham Palace is under mounting pressure to respond to a series of damning accusations from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their first sit-down since stepping back from the monarchy and moving to the US last year.

Some of the claims – including allegations of racism and Meghan’s admission that she felt suicidal during her first pregnancy – have the potential to deeply impact the royal family’s reputation and have left a cloud of suspicion over some of its members.

Yet the interview, first broadcast in the US on Sunday, is still being met with a wall of silence from the palace as Charles carried out his public duties as scheduled on Tuesday.

“Sir, what did you think of the interview?” an off-camera journalist asked Harry’s father and the heir to the British throne, as he visited a Covid-19 vaccination center in London. Charles did not respond.