| 5 March 2024, Tuesday |

UK royals mull response after names revealed in Harry and Meghan ‘racism’ row

According to a royal source on Thursday, Buckingham Palace is debating its next course of action after a British TV show named two royals who purportedly voiced concerns about Prince Harry’s son’s skin tone.

Since Harry and his mixed-race spouse Meghan made the allegations in a contentious US television interview regarding their time as members of the royal family in March 2021, speculation has been rife.

In response, Queen Elizabeth II, the late grandmother of Harry, stated that “some recollections may vary” on the remarks spoken.

His older brother Prince William — heir to their father King Charles III — has also insisted the royals were “very much not a racist family.”

Harry and Meghan, who quit the royal family in early 2020 and moved to north America, have since denied accusing the family of racism, instead implying they had an “unconscious bias.”

The claims are back again because the Dutch version of a new book by royal commentator Omid Scobie reportedly named the two royals, forcing the editions to be pulped.

Piers Morgan, a former UK tabloid newspaper editor who has frequently criticized Harry and Meghan, then publicly named the pair, to allow for what he said was an “open debate” about what happened.

He told viewers of his TalkTV show “Uncensored” on Wednesday night: “I don’t believe that any racist comments were ever made by any of the royal family.

“And until there is actual evidence of those comments being made I will never believe it.”

Meghan, in the couple’s Oprah Winfrey interview, claimed one person made the comment about Prince Archie, not two, as Scobie states in his book.

Asked to respond to Morgan’s comments, the royal source told AFP: “We are considering all options.”

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