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'Takes courage' to speak up as Meghan did -White House

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Psaki was asked by a reporter if President Joe Biden and the First Lady had watched the interview. In her response Psaki added, "And let me just reiterate that we have a strong and abiding relationship with the British people and a special partnership with the government of the United Kingdom on a range of issues and that will continue."

Meghan, whose mother is Black and father is white, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on CBS late on Sunday (March 7), said she was pushed to the brink of suicide after marrying into royalty in 2018.

It was the couple's first major TV interview since stepping back from the British royal family a year ago. Harry and Meghan also said the royal family had concerns about how dark their son's skin might be.

Video Transcript

JEN PSAKI: Well, let me first say that, obviously many of us caught the interview. I don't have, I don't have, as many Americans did and many people around the world. Meghan Markle is a private citizen, and so is Harry at this point. For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage. And that's certainly something the president believes. And he's talked about the importance of investing in a lot of these areas that they're committed to in the future as well. We aren't going to provide additional commentary from here on behalf of the president or others, given these are private citizens sharing their own story and their own struggles. And let me just reiterate that we have a strong and abiding relationship with the British people and a special partnership with the government of the United Kingdom on a range of issues and that will continue.