It has been revealed it was Prince Charles the one who questioned the complexion of Harry and Meghan's baby. He denied it.
One of the biggest shocks Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed in the controversial interview with Oprah was that one of the members of the Royal Family expressed "concerns and conversations about how dark [Harry and Meghan's baby's] skin might be when he was born." Although Harry stated that he wasn't going to reveal which member of his family made these remarks, he assured Oprah that neither his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, nor his grandfather, the late Prince Philip had anything to do with it.
Naturally, we all wondered who this royal was and to what extent, racist remarks had helped push Meghan and Harry to step back from their royal duties. Right away, Buckingham Palace stated on Queen Elizabeth's behalf addressing the incident claiming: "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." Prince William also answered to a reporter that "we are very much not a racist family," and according to a close source, he found the comment "tactless but not a sign of racism within the family."
Well, in his recent book, Brothers and Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan, Christopher Andersen finally revealed that the comments came from no other than Harry's father, Prince Charles. According to the book, a "well-placed source" assured that these remarks were issued the very same day Harry and Meghan announced their engagement. This is what happened according to Andersen.
When the news of the engagement came in November 2017, Charles 'innocently' asked Camilla "I wonder what the children will look like?" A bit shocked, Camilly simply replied that "absolutely gorgeous, I'm certain." Charles kept up with the inquiry by adding, "I mean, what do you think their children's complexion might be?"
According to Andersen, Charle's question came out of pure curiosity but the conversation was echoed throughout the halls of Buckingham Palace twisting his original intention. That was the version that reached Prince Harry's ears.
But who would turn a 'naïve' curious question? The book claims the responsibility of that "racist spin" lied an elitist group of old men who run the organization of the Palace, known as "The Old Boy's Network." Apparently, these men worried about how the Crown would be perceived if people of color entered the Family. Naturally, no matter what was the intention Prince Harry was really angry at his father and decided to confront him; Harry was "overly sensitive about the matter," according to a close source.
As for Prince Charles, a spokesperson for Clarence House, Charles and Camilla's residency, just declared that all the accusations are all "fiction and not worth further comment." For his part, the author of the book has declared his sources are reliable and that he stands for what he wrote. It seems clear that neither Harry nor Meghan ever felt the support of the family and more importantly, felt constantly judged.
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