Ethnic minority Brits believe Royal Family IS racist but still back the Queen after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry row

A MAJORITY of ethnic minority Britons believe the Royal Family IS racist, a new YouGov survey shows.

The poll also found that 43 per cent of non-white voters want to abolish the monarchy despite 67 per cent having a "positive" view of the Queen.

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This comes after Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in which she claimed a member of the royals asked "how dark" her unborn son's skin would be.

A total of 43 per cent think the Windsors are "racist" compared to 27 per cent who don't while 30 per cent said they "don't know."

And when asked if the couple – who quit as senior royals last year – had been treated "fairly" by the palace, 49 per cent replied "no."

On the subject of abolishing the monarchy 43 per cent said "yes" while 40 per cent replied "no."

The survey, which was conducted days after the Oprah interview, polled 504 people from ethic minority backgrounds.

Anthony Wells, a director of YouGov, told The Times: “Our polling of ethnic-minority attitudes suggests the Royal Family need to mend some fences.

“More optimistically, while ethnic-minority Britons have a generally negative perception of Charles and Camilla, the Queen herself, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge all have strongly positive ratings.”

Meghan and Harry's chat with broadcasting legend Oprah has sparked a crisis within the Royal Family.

When discussing why they quit Britain to live in California, Meghan discussed struggles with her mental health as well as alleging racism within the royal household.

Harry also claimed that none of his relatives spoke out in support of his wife following the alleged negative coverage she faced in the press.

The Duchess spoke of being suicidal but claimed she received no help from The Firm after telling palace aides that she was suffering.

Following the interview, Prince William shut down the racism claims, insisting: "We're very much not a racist family."

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