In March, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, gave an interview to Oprah and cited some cases of racism that took place within the British royal family. In one of them, they reported that a family member had asked what the skin color of their children would be.
And now, a newly released book reveals that Prince Charles, father of Harry and William, is responsible for the commentary.
According to website Page Six, in the book “Brothers and Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan” , writer Christopher Anderson reveals that the conversation took place in November 2017, the day Meghan and Harry’s engagement was announced.
“I wonder what the children will be like?” Prince Charles would have said to his wife Camilla. According to Anderson, she would have been surprised and replied: “Absolutely beautiful, I’m sure.” Not satisfied with the answer, Charles would have pressed the question: “I mean, what do you think their skin tone will be?”, given that Meghan is black.
In The New York Post, a palace spokesman denied the allegations. “This is fiction and deserves no further comment.”
The couple did not confirm the name of the family member. During the interview, they only assured that the speech had not come from either Queen Elizabeth II or her husband, Prince Philip, who died in April.
Harry and Meghan are parents of Archie, who is two years old, and Lilibet, who is 5 months old.
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