Buckingham Palace is considering “all options” after well-known journalist-presenter Piers Morgan revealed the names of the two royals discussing the skin color of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s unborn son.

On Wednesday evening, Piers Morgan revealed to the British television channel Talk TV the identity of these two people, whose names were mistakenly published in the Dutch edition of a new book about the royal family. In his long monologue, the journalist said that the British public, who participate in funding the royal family, have a right to know what the book’s readers in the Netherlands learned. He also felt that revealing the names would allow an “open dialogue” to take place on the issue.

However, it should be noted that the Dutch publishing house Xander Uitgevers announced that it is temporarily withdrawing the book from circulation due to an “error” in the text. The paragraph naming the two members of the royal family is not in the English version.

A Buckingham source told AFP: “We are looking at all options.”

According to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, the palaces do not rule out the possibility of going to court.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2020, a year after they fled Britain and settled in the US, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex claimed that a member of the royal family asked, when Meghan was pregnant, what color it would be the baby’s skin. It was later clarified that it was not Queen Elizabeth, nor her husband, Prince Philip.

This interview was the occasion to start a public debate in Britain about racism in the country, with the occasion of the tabloid newspapers’ attitude towards Meghan, who is mixed. Recently, Harry said in another interview that neither he nor Meghan had accused anyone in the royal family of racism.

In the book Endgame, Omid Scobie, who is said to be close to Harry and Meghan, talks about two people discussing the color of the baby’s skin, but he took care not to reveal their identities in any English version of his text.

King Charles, who is in Dubai for the UN climate conference (COP28), avoided making any mention of the issue today. “I’m fine, thank you very much, I recently had an ancient birthday and I’m recovering from the shock,” joked the king, who turned 75 earlier this month, during a meeting with Nigerian President Bola Tinubu.