A new book claims that it was Prince Charles who questioned baby Archie’s skin tone, initiating the rift between Harry and Meghan and the rest of the Royal Family.
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A new book claims that it was Prince Charles who questioned baby Archie’s skin tone.
The book, Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan written by Christopher Anderson, cites a ‘well placed source’ who made the claim.
The source claims the initial comment was made on the morning of November 27 2017, the same morning of Harry and Meghan’s engagement.
On this morning, Prince Charles reportedly said to his wife Camilla: “I wonder what the children will look like.”
The source says that Camilla was somewhat ‘taken aback’ by the question.
Camilla then allegedly responded with: “Well, absolutely gorgeous I’m certain.”
That’s when the source claims Prince Charles said: “I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?” – referring to Meghan, whose mother is black and father is white.
A spokesperson for Prince Charles denied the claims to the New York Post.
The spokesperson went on to comment: “This is fiction and not worth further comment.”
A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan did not respond with a comment.
Anderson does not, however, claim that Charles is the unnamed “senior royal” whom Harry and Meghan accused in their infamous Oprah Winfrey interview.
However the writer does suggest that Charles’ comments were seized upon by courtiers who twisted his words and that by the time it reached Harry and Meghan it was exceptionally toxic…
Anderson writes that the courtiers schemed against Harry and Meghan with their gossip focussing on how the royals would “look to the rest of the world” once African-American blood became part of the family.