Prince Charles was a member of the royal family who raised the question of Meghan Markle and Prince Harryskin of babies, the author of a new book on the royal family dealing with the controversy has exclusively told The Daily Beast.
Christopher Andersen, who has protected the royal family for 50 years, first at Time magazine and then executive senior editor Everyone royal magazines in the ’70s and ’80s also privately told The Daily Beast that relations between the royals were now so poor that William “didn’t respond to Harry’s calls” and Charles and Harry “Haven’t spoken since Prince Philip’s funeral.”
Andersen told The Daily Beast: “My sources are very solid and they have helped me unravel the mystery of what the Royal Family Harry and Meghan were talking about when they said a family member had taken her. out how light or dark their children can be. It turned out to be so and there were concerns about what that would mean for the monarchy.
“I was able to trace the source of the controversy when Charles casually asked Camilla what she thought Harry and Meghan’s baby looked like — hair color, eye color, skin tone. Remember that at that time Charles was extremely fond of Meghan and became friendly with Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother.”
Andersen said that the remarks were “a grandfather’s nave thoughts” that had been “turned by palace agents into something far more toxic and racist, so it was time for Harry said, he was shocked by what he was hearing. When Harry complained to his father, Charles thought he was being too sensitive. “
As The Daily Beast reported on Sunday, Andersen’s New Book, Brothers and wives: Inside the private lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan (Library), out Tuesday, said that on the day Harry and Meghan made their engagement public, Charles asked his wife, Camila, “I wonder what the kids look like?”
Camila was “a bit taken aback” apparently replying, “Wow, absolutely gorgeous, I’m sure.”
Charles is said to have lowered his voice and asked, “I mean, what do you think their baby’s skin could be like?”
Andersen provided The Daily Beast with an advance copy of the book on Monday.
In it, he says that the conversation between Charles and Camilla happened over breakfast while “family members were circulating within earshot.” Camilla, Andersen said, quickly changed the subject but the damage was done.
“Not that high profile roles are racist. The Queen is certainly not like that. But there were a few in the extended family, and the aristocracy in general was rife with racist thinking.”
– Former employee of Prince Charles
Andersen quotes a former member of Prince Charles’ “senior staff” as saying: “It’s not that senior roles are racist. The Queen is certainly not like that. But there were a few in the extended family, and the aristocracy in general was rife with racist thinking. “
The source said of the “officials” that keep the Company running: “Most are not racist but some are quite high profile. It is a sad fact, but they are more reflective of society as a whole.”
Andersen wrote that “it didn’t take long for Harry to be told by one of the men in gray.” [palace staffers] that there was ‘apprehension’ about how dark a child he and Meghan Markle could be – that if he or she was ‘too brown’ it could look ‘weird’. “
As Harry’s sorrow turned to Charles, Andersen wrote, “The Prince of Wales said that his son was perhaps ‘too sensitive in this matter’,” as one courtier quoted by Andersen wrote. Before long, what might have started as a benign question became the subject of intense conversation between Charles and Harry.”
The content of this conversation was not made clear, but Andersen wrote: “How conversations regarding their children may continue to spread within the royal family.”
The employee added, “When Harry went to his brother for help, William stood up for their father. The whole thing just got out of hand.”
What’s intriguing is that Andersen’s account of how Charles questioned the likely skin color of Meghan and Harry’s unborn children at the time did not match the accounts they provided to Oprah Winfrey, these accounts themselves have many differences. Andersen essentially paints the incident as a naive (other might say prejudicial) comment by Charles that was amplified by racist staffers looking to stir up trouble.
Meghan, in her interview with Oprah, gave a very different account, saying that she had a one-on-one chat with Harry about asking for color, saying: “During the months when I was pregnant, it’s all around this time – so we parallel the conversation about ‘He won’t be secured, he won’t be given a title’ – and also the concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might have been when he was born.”
Bewildered Oprah sought clarification and Meghan replied, “Yes, had some conversations about it,” taking place “with Harry,” who relayed their contents to her. “Conversations I would never share,” but when Oprah suggested, he was asked, “Like, what would the baby look like?” he said, “Yeah, what would the kids look like?”
Harry later said: “It was at the very beginning, when she was unprotected, when my family members suggested that she should continue acting, because there was not enough money to pay her. , and all of these. among things. ”
Critics of the couple have jumped on the divergence between their accounts of when the conversation is said to have taken place to cast doubt on the claim. Harry later authorized Oprah to tell viewers on CBS that it was not Prince Philip’s queen who made the comment.
“I will always love him, but so much hurt happened. And I will continue, making it one of my priorities to try to mend that relationship.”
– Prince Harry
However, Harry has been open about the anger he feels towards his father in the interview, saying: “There’s a lot of work to be done there, you know? I feel really frustrated, because he went through something similar. He knows what pain feels like, and this is – and Archie is his grandchild. But at the same time, you know, of course I always will, I will always love him, but there was a lot of hurt that happened. And I will continue, making it one of my priorities to try to mend that relationship. But they only know what they know, and that’s the thing… I have tried to educate them through the process by which I was educated. ”
Andersen zoomed in on the account in the book in an email conversation with The Daily Beast, saying: “William insists the royal family is not racist, and I agree with him. But the Sussexes were also right when they said that racism existed in the palace circles, and among the aristocracy. These are also the people who often plot aggression with this prince against other princes to increase their own benefits. “
On the family’s future, Andersen said: “William doesn’t return calls from Harry and Charles and Harry hasn’t spoken since Prince Philip’s funeral. If Charles, William and Harry can’t figure out how to make amends during the queen’s platinum celebrations next year, they certainly never will.
“It is also highly doubtful that Charles III would bestow the titles of ‘prince’ to Archie and ‘princess’ to Lilibet, or for that matter any title.”
The Daily Beast has reached out to Prince Charles’s office and Harry’s office for comment. Prince Charles’s office previously dismissed Andersen’s allegation as “fictitious”.
“Britain’s royal family remains the longest running soap opera in history.”
– Christopher Andersen
“This is the default response,” Andersen said. Stone wall. Deny, deny, deny — without ever bothering to read what’s actually in the book. After half a century spent supporting this family has produced six New York Times A bestseller on Windsors, it never ceases to amaze me how little things have changed in this regard. “The British royal family remains the longest running soap opera in history.
“I think Diana will be saddened by Megxit, and heartbroken by the rift between her sons. Diana always said William and Harry were her revenge – she always wanted them both to play a central role in guiding the future monarchy. She certainly doesn’t want Harry to turn his back on his father.”
In the interview, Harry opened up about the anger he feels towards his father, saying: “There’s a lot of work to be done there, you know? I feel really frustrated, because he went through something similar. He knows what pain feels like, and this is – and Archie is his grandchild. But at the same time, you know, of course I always will, I will always love him, but there was a lot of hurt that happened. And I will continue, making it one of my priorities to try to mend that relationship. But they only know what they know, and that’s the thing… I have tried to educate them through the process by which I was educated. ”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/yes-prince-charles-really-is-the-royal-racist-author-christopher-andersen-insists?source=articles&via=rss Yes, Prince Charles is really the ‘Royal Racist’, Emphasizes Author Christopher Andersen