In the ongoing aftermath of Harry and Meghan's revelations, the British monarchy faces a significant challenge after accusations of racism surfaced within the royal family. Speculation and media frenzy erupted after two royals were implicated in discussions concerning the potential skin tone of Harry and Meghan's son, Archie, before his birth.
The controversy emerged from journalist Omid Scobie's book "Endgame," initially published without these names but later revealed in the Dutch edition, leading to its swift removal from shelves. Piers Morgan's broadcast further intensified the scrutiny, prompting widespread naming by national newspapers.
At the recent Royal Variety Performance, Prince William and Kate faced public questioning regarding Scobie's book and the Piers Morgan show, but the couple chose not to respond, underscoring the palpable tension within the royal household.
Meanwhile, King Charles's crucial address at Cop28, the UN Climate Change Summit in Dubai, was overshadowed by the ongoing turmoil. Despite urging global action on climate targets, the monarchy's reputation took center stage amidst the controversy.
The race row, underscored by Harry and Meghan's claims, poses a significant threat to the royal family's image. The shadow of doubt cast over the institution endures, raising questions about the impact on both individuals and the monarchy as a whole.
Amidst this crisis, Buckingham Palace is exploring all options, while attention remains firmly fixed on King Charles's commitments, especially his diplomatic engagements at the global summit.
Scobie's book, which highlighted alleged racist remarks made about Archie, attributed the comments to two individuals and hinted at correspondence between Meghan and the King. However, Scobie emphasized that the version he authored and endorsed did not contain names, expressing frustration over their unauthorized disclosure.
As investigations unfold into this breach, Scobie emphasized the irresponsible actions of those who breached confidentiality laws. He stressed that his approved version of the book did not name individuals, distancing himself from the unauthorized disclosures that stirred this ongoing storm within the royal family.