The queen's statement was made on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, and is her first since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry detailed their experiences at the hands of the royals.
CNBC reports that Queen Elizabeth said, "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan."
"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately."
"Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members."
Among some of the things Meghan had dished during the interview, was how she was silenced at Buckingham Palace, and how she was under the false impression that she was being protected.
According to the British media, the palace had had "crisis talks", with senior royals reportedly having discussions on how to limit the fallout from Meghan's interview.
The interview was watched by 17.1 million viewers in the United States, while over 12 million people watched the British transmission.