By Sheila Mckeinzie-
A new book claims that it was Prince Charles speculated about the skin tone of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s future children — and unwittingly triggered the rift between the couple and the British royal family.
The new book, according to a well placed source in author Christopher Andersen’s book “Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan” (Gallery), out Tuesday, was made by the Duke Of Cambridge, whom he says was examining how it could look to the rest of the world.
The claim couldn’t come at a worse time, barely a week after the BBC began to air a two part series about the programme: ‘The Princes and the Press’, which focuses on Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship with the British press, is scheduled to air on Monday and the BBC have made a change in order to satisfy the wishes of the Duke of Sussex, 37.
The source reported that on Nov. 27, 2017, the same morning the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was officially announced . Prince Charles reportedly mused to his wife, Camilla, “I wonder what the children will look like?”
The insider said that Camilla was “somewhat taken aback” by the question and replied, “Well, absolutely gorgeous, I’m certain.”
Lowering his voice, Charles asked: “I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?”
Prince William apparently described the question as tactless, but insisted it was not racist.
A spokesperson for Prince Charles denied the claims, saying: “This is fiction and not worth further comment.” A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan did not respond to requests for comment.
Andersen stops short of claiming that Charles is the unnamed “senior royal” whom Harry and Meghan accused during their shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The author of the book presents the matter as if Charles’ curiosity was seized upon and twisted by scheming courtiers who gave it a racist spin. According to Andersen, by the time the recycled account was heard by Harry and Meghan, it had reached toxic proportions.
Andersen points the finger at a group of high-level palace advisors known as the “Men in Gray.”
“The question posed by Charles was being echoed in a less innocent way throughout the halls of Buckingham Palace,” Anderson writes, describing the whispers of an elitist clique whom the Brits term “the old boys’ network.” Their gossip focused on how the royals would “look to the rest of the world” once African-American blood became part of the mix.
The authours believe the question was purely out oif curiosity, and nothing racist.
It comes over 8 months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gave an interview to Oprah Winfrey in which they highlighted the question asked as being in a racist context.