When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview, they revealed many shocking things about the royal family. One of the most shocking was that it sounded like someone within the family was racist.
Meghan and Harry explained that before their son, Archie, was born, someone in the family expressed concern about what color the baby’s skin might be considering Meghan is biracial and Harry is caucasian. Harry later clarified to Oprah that the person who expressed concern about the unborn baby’s skin color was not the Queen or her husband, Prince Philip, but he did not say who it was who made the unsettling comment.
Now, there is new information in a new book about the royal family called “Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan.” The book’s author, Christopher Andersen, appeared on the TODAY show to talk about the new book, and he also made a revelation that clarifies who made the comment about Archie’s skin color.
It was Prince Charles. Before you go assuming that Prince Charles is racist, Andersen believes the comment was taken out of context. According to the author, one day at breakfast, Prince Charles asked his wife Camilla, “What do you suppose their children’s complexion might be?” He was referring to Meghan and Harry’s children.
This conversation didn’t take place on a random day. It actually took place the exact same day that Meghan and Harry announced that they were engaged.
According to Anderson, Prince Charles’s comment was “benign” and simply contemplation and not meant in any negative way. Anderson said, “Prince Charles started to muse on what their future grandchildren might look like.” He added, “Here’s this beautiful, biracial American woman and the world’s most famous redhead. I’m a grandfather, of course we all do this, speculate on that. But it was turned into something very toxic, it was weaponized really, by the men in gray who run the palace organization.”
Prince Charles is not acknowledging that he made the comment, “benign” or otherwise. A spokesperson for the future king told the New York Post, “this is fiction and not worth further comment.”
Do you think Prince Charles was the one who made the comment about Archie’s skin tone? If so, do you believe that the comment was taken out of context and meant in a harmless way? Do you think someone else actually made a comment about Archie’s potential skin tone?