Charity Boss Says His 'Friend' Prince William Is 'No Racist' | 22 Words

Prince William's reputation has been in jeopardy ever since Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah. But now, one of William's friends has spoken out in support of him...

Since rumors have circulated online over the royal family being racist...

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Many claimed Prince William was the one who voiced his concern to Harry over Archie's skin color.

However, a close friend to the prince has since spoken out...

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And he has insisted Prince William is not racist. Scroll on to see exactly what he had to say on the matter...

Now, things haven't been easy for the brothers recently.

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Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey aired, the global obsession with the royals is perhaps bigger than ever.

Of course, there's no doubting that William and Harry are firm favorites of the historical monarchy.

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The pair are the sons of the infamous Princess Diana and it's clear that they've grown up to become just like their late mom.

Princess Diana undoubtedly revolutionized the royal family...

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And she broke so many strict royal boundaries by embarking upon her own charity work and, of course, being one of the first public figures to shake hands with and hug an AIDS sufferer in the late '80's.

There's a reason why they called her the people's princess!

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When Diana welcomed William in 1982 and Harry in 1984, she strived to raise them as normally as possible and taught them important, real-life values.

When Diana divorced Prince Charles in 1996, she carried on with her extensive charity work and activism...

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Which is what made the news of her death in 1997 all the more tragic.

After being tragically killed in a car accident in Paris, Diana's death shook the entire world...

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And alongside the millions of mourners worldwide, the young William and Harry were forced to grieve the loss of their mom in front of a global audience.

​We can't imagine how difficult this must have been for the boys...

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But nevertheless, they both went on to grow into well-rounded young men who carried on their mom's legacy and humble values.

Prince William is, of course, the future king of England...

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And his wife, Kate Middleton, will be by his side.

The pair have 3 children together...

Prince George (who is third in line to the throne), Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis... and they make for the cutest family, we must say!

And as for Prince Harry?

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Well, we all know his story, don't we!

Harry married former actress Meghan Markle in 2018...

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Which didn't only just make royal history with Meghan being a woman of color, but it also broke down traditional royal values due to the fact Meghan was a divorced American woman.

The couple welcomed their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in 2019...

And they're currently expecting their second child while living in Los Angeles following their dramatic departure from the royal family last year.

Harry and Meghan have been dominating global headlines in the last few months...

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And their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired earlier in the month dished a lot of dirt on the British monarchy, including accusations of racism and the refusal to help Meghan when she was feeling suicidal.

The heat has certainly been turned up on the senior members of the royal family...

And the hashtag #AbolishTheMonarchy soon started trending on Twitter.

Things haven't been looking good.

The brothers' relationship has been truly tested.

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And it doesn't look as though things are about to get better.

Although it has been reported that the pair have managed to speak since the bombshell interview.

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Things apparently aren't getting better.

Meghan Markle's pal Gayle King offered insight...

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"The word I was given, those conversations were not productive," she shared.

"But they are glad they at least started a conversation."


And since then, one of Prince William's friends has spoken out in his favor...

Seyi Obakin slept rough with the Duke of Cambridge back in 2009, and the pair have been friends ever since.

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The chief executive of Centrepoint, a charity for homeless youth, which William is patron, once slept rough with the Prince so he could get a better understanding of what homelessness means.

And he has insisted the Duke is not racist...

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"I have never seen a hint of racism," Mr Obakin told The Telegraph. "Never. I have worked with him in close proximity for years. He has met my family. He's never treated us with anything other than decency, dignity, and respect."

Prince William took over from Diana as the patron of Centrepoint when he was just twenty-three.

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Speaking of William's patronage, Obakin explained: "He said 'if I'm going to do it I need to understand how this stuff works, can I volunteer?'"

He continued...

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"He came along a number of times and worked as part of a multi-ethnic team serving a multi-ethnic group of young people, talking to them about their housing benefit problems and ringing up the benefits office.

"One of the young people came in and said 'You look like somebody famous,' and he replied, 'Yeah, people have said that to me before' and just carried on. The kid was none the wiser."

When Centrepoint marked its fortieth birthday in 2009, the prince wanted to go the extra mile for the charity.

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Obakin asked him: "'What about taking that one notch up and sleeping out yourself?'

"Never in a million years did I think he would say yes. Then I thought 'My god, what have I done? I've just invited the future king of England to sleep rough on the street.'"

Centrepoint holds an annual sleep-out for supporters which is fenced off and safe, but Prince William decided against this...

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Obakin said: "He said 'If I'm going to this I don't want something genteel, something protected. I want an authentic experience.

"We agreed not to tell anyone. I did not even tell my wife."

One December night they slept in their sleeping bags accompanied only by Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, who was the prince's private secretary.

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"People said to me afterwards there must have been security but there wasn't," Obakin insisted. "There was just us."

"We did exactly what a young person who has nowhere to live would do."

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"If you are sleeping rough people spit at you, people kick you. So we walked around looking for a spot and found this little cul-de-sac and got some wheelie bins to mark out our space."

Keep scrolling for more on the allegations surrounding the royal family...