Michelle Obama [Courtesy]

Michelle Obama has shared her thoughts on Meghan Markle's tell-all chat with Oprah Winfrey and how it has affected the Royal Family.

The 57-year-old former first lady has highlighted the "importance of family" after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made some damning allegations about their treatment by the royals.

Michelle has said that she "prays" for some healing in the rifts that have become evident since Meghan spilled the beans to Oprah, in a bombshell interview which was watched across the globe.

Michelle has given her opinion about Meghan's claims, in a chat with Access Hollywood.

She said: "My hope is that, when I think about what they're going through, I think about the importance of family and I just pray that there is forgiveness and there is clarity and love and resolve at some point in time.

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"Because there's nothing more important than family."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle [Courtesy]

Meghan made a number of claims during the interview, with one of the biggest revelations being that there were "concerns and conversations about how dark [her son Archie's] skin might be when he's born."

She also said that she had felt "silenced" during her time as a working royal and that she had been denied help with her mental health struggles as it wouldn't have looked good for the "institution".

In response to the claims, Buckingham Palace released a statement on behalf of the Queen.

It read: "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."

With celebrities and global leaders having their say on the impact of the Oprah interview, US president Joe Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki, added the White House's opinion to the fallout.

She said: "Obviously many of us caught the interview, as many Americans did and many people around the world.

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"For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage."