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Don Lemon on Oprah interview: 'We have only heard from one side but that ... rings very true'

CNN host Don LemonDon Carlton LemonDC officer who protected Capitol says Republican rep refused to shake hands Club for Growth bashes CNN in social media ad CNN ramps up streaming plans ahead of Discovery merger: report MORE said on Monday that the account the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared in their interview with Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyMeghan McCain, Whoopi Goldberg spar over Biden's outburst at CNN reporter Kate Middleton says she has yet to meet Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Harry and Meghan deny not discussing new daughter's name with the queen MORE regarding their treatment by the royal family "ring very true."

“People say we haven’t heard from the other side. What’s the other side going to say?” Lemon asked during an appearance on the network on Monday. “They're going to say, 'Of course we're not racist,' or whatever.”

Lemon also said the royal family has made its position clear by refusing to stand up for Prince HarryPrince HarryMeghan McCain, Whoopi Goldberg spar over Biden's outburst at CNN reporter Kate Middleton says she has yet to meet Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Harry and Meghan deny not discussing new daughter's name with the queen MORE because he is "married to a Black woman, had a Black child.”

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“So, listen, we have only heard from one side,” Lemon added, “but that one side at this point rings very true.”

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, made several accusations against the royal family while speaking to Winfrey in a lengthy interview that drew 17 million viewers for CBS on Sunday evening.

The former Meghan MarkleMeghan MarkleKate Middleton says she has yet to meet Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Harry and Meghan deny not discussing new daughter's name with the queen Duchess Meghan releases debut children's book MORE said that while she was pregnant with her son, Archie, members of the royal family discussed “how dark his skin might be.” She added that the royal family didn’t provide any help after she complained to them of having mental health issues.

So far, the royal family has remained silent about the interview. 

Lemon also spoke out about the racism discussed during Oprah’s interview on his own show Monday evening.

"Racism is racism. Doesn't matter whether you live in a shack or a palace."

CNN's @donlemon discusses the interview Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, gave to Oprah Winfrey. https://t.co/f57RCF5Lba pic.twitter.com/wBFE2xlHxD

— CNN (@CNN) March 9, 2021

Lemon, who anchors the show “CNN Tonight” at 10 p.m. weekdays, joined CNN in 2006.

--Updated on March 10 at 5:48 a.m.