By Sheila Mckenzie-
Lawyers acting for Prince Charles could sue for defamation of character, after a book alleged he was the “royal racist” who express concern for how dark the unborn child of Prince Harry and Meghan would be.
Aides for the Duke Of Edinburgh have rubbished allegations that Charles questioned the future skin tone of Prince Harry and Meghan’s children, branding them ‘fiction’
In March, Meghan told US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey the Royal Family had ‘concerns and conversations about how dark’ her son Archie’s ‘skin might be when he was born’Credit: The Mega Agency
The claims appear in a new book in the US.
The allegations emerged hours before the BBC tonight airs the second part of its controversial documentary The Princes and the Press, presented by republican, Amol Rajan.
Palace aids poured have wasted no time in discrediting US-based Andersen’s knowledge of deeply private exchanges between Charles, 73, and Camilla, 74, on the day of Harry and Meghan’s engagement.
One insider added: “The claims are utterly ridiculous.
“There is more of a concern that commenting on it will simply sell more books than actually damage Charles’ reputation.”
It alleges that Charles asked wife Camilla over breakfast: “I wonder what the children will look like?’’
Camilla was said to be “somewhat taken aback’’ and allegedly replied: “Well, absolutely gorgeous, I’m certain.’’
Charles is said to have lowered his voice and added: “I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?’’
Last night Clarence House slammed Mr Andersen’s account.
The allegations feature in Christopher Andersen’s US book Brothers And Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, which is due out tomorrow.
Should lawyers for Prince Charles successfully challenge the allegations , it would eliminate him from claims, which are likely to be believed by a vast majority of those who read the book, simply because no authour is expected to publish such a serious claim, without being absolutely sure of the facts.
High damages may follw in the event it is established that Prince Charles wasn’t the person who asked the question, though proving such a denial to be true could require identifying who asked the question, or establishing that the source of the claim lied.