Accusations of Discussions About Archie's Skin Colour
Meghan Markle has claimed that two individuals within the Royal Family discussed concerns about her son Archie's skin colour, according to a forthcoming book. The allegations, made during Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey, sparked a race row. The book, written by royal author Omid Scobie, reveals that Meghan named two members of the Royal Household in private letters she wrote to King Charles.
Identity of Accused Individuals Not Disclosed
The identities of the two individuals accused by Meghan have not been revealed in the book, which is set to be released on Tuesday. However, the names have reportedly been leaked to HOAR. It is unclear whether the second accused person is a member of the Royal Family or an employee of the family, but they are associated with the Royal Household. Scobie claims to know the names but is prevented by UK laws from reporting them.
Reigniting a Bitter Race Row
The allegation that there were two people involved risks reigniting a bitter race row that prompted Queen Elizabeth to respond three years ago by stating that "recollections may vary." The book states that both names appear in letters exchanged between Meghan and Charles following the Oprah interview. Meghan believed that there was a need to address "unconscious bias and ignorance" within the Royal Family, while Charles wanted to express that he harbored no ill will or casual prejudice.
Letters Bring a Sense of Being Heard
The book reveals that the letters and the naming of the two individuals resulted in a feeling that both parties had been heard. While Meghan did not disclose the names during her Oprah interview, she stated that doing so would be damaging to them. In a previous interview promoting his book, Harry denied making any accusations of racism against the Royal Family, instead referring to it as a case of unconscious bias.
About the Book and the Author
Endgame is Omid Scobie's second book about the royals, following his biography of Meghan and Harry titled Finding Freedom. Scobie, often referred to as "Meghan's Cheerleader," wrote the book based on briefing received from the couple. Meghan's High Court case revealed that the Sussexes had provided favorable stories to Scobie through an aide, despite initial claims of having no involvement in Finding Freedom.