Royal Expert Omid Scobie has released a new claim saying that the British royal family had several conversations about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie’s skin colour before he was born.
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Omid, whom The Sun called the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s “preferred reporter,” made the new claims at a Foreign Press Association event in London on Friday, saying that the discussion then became “a much bigger issue.”
“There was one conversation that took place that affected Harry and Meghan massively when it came to someone within the royal family sharing concerns over the colour of Archie’s skin.
“There were other people aware of this conversation within the family and within the institution who did also speak about it, some not so sympathetically. So you then are in a position where you start to feel, ‘Well, it’s not just this one person, it’s others as well,’ and it becomes a much bigger issue,” Scobie said.
Meghan Markle who is biracial said during their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March that a senior member of the royal family had raised “concerns” about Archie’s skin colour and asked, “what that would mean or look like.”
Omid responded, “Pass” on Friday while responding to a question on whether he could reveal the identity of the person who made the initial remark, demurring that he couldn’t write about it because he had just one source and was unable to verify the reporting.
“At the time, the biggest conversation was, ‘Did this come from a senior member of the royal family, a future head of state?’ If that individual is a head of state, then we as a public have a right to know because of course that is someone that is our head of state, head of the Commonwealth.
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“And if they have an issue with race, we should know,” Scobie, who co-authored the book “Finding Freedom” about Harry and Meghan’s 2020 exit from the royal family.