Prince Charles’ Rep Reacted To Claims He Asked About Archie’s Skin Tone
A new book has shaken up the Palace.
One of the biggest bombshells of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview in March 2020 was that members of the royal family apparently speculated on “how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born.” At the time, the couple didn’t reveal whom they were referring to, but Oprah Winfrey later told CBS This Morning that Harry said it was not Queen Elizabeth II or Prince Philip. Since then, people have wondered which royal could have made those comments. According to Page Six and various other outlets, Christopher Andersen’s new book, Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan, claims it was Prince Charles who commented on Archie’s skin tone. Prince Charles’ spokesman denied the accusations to the New York Post, however. (Elite Daily reached out to the Palace for comment on the claims about Charles but did not hear back in time for publication.)
According to Andersen’s book, a source close to the royal family claims that Prince Charles made the comment on the day Meghan and Harry’s engagement was officially announced, Nov. 27, 2017. During breakfast that morning with wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles reportedly asked, “I wonder what the children will look like?” The source said Camilla was “somewhat taken aback” by his comment and replied, “Well, absolutely gorgeous, I’m certain.” The source then claimed Prince Charles lowered his voice and said, “I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?”
Prince Charles’ spokesperson denied that these events ever happened, per People, saying, “This is fiction and not worth further comment.”
Meghan was the one who first brought the incident to light during the couple’s bombshell interview with Winfrey earlier this year. She said that while she was pregnant with Archie, she was told her child may not receive a royal title or any sort of security, and that the reasoning might have been connected to his being “the first member of color in this family.” She noted that there had been a discussion about “how dark his skin might be when he’s born.” (Kensington Palace did not respond to Elite Daily’s request for comment on Meghan’s claims.)
“That was relayed to me from Harry — that was a conversation family members had with him,” Meghan said. She refused to reveal any names because that “would be very damaging to them.”
Although we still don’t know who made these comments, it’s possible Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir will give us more information about what really happened behind the scenes.