Meghan Markle has stirred fresh controversy by accusing two undisclosed members of the royal household of making racist comments, as detailed in the upcoming bombshell book, “Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival,” written by journalist Omid Scobie.
In the book, Scobie reveals that the Duchess of Sussex privately addressed letters to King Charles III, explicitly naming the two individuals involved in the alleged racist remarks. This revelation comes after Markle’s initial disclosure in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, where she spoke of a royal family member expressing concerns about the skin color of her son, Archie.
The controversy surrounding Archie’s skin color was a focal point during the Oprah interview. Markle disclosed, “He won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title,” and mentioned concerns about how dark his skin might be. Prince Harry, Markle’s husband, refrained from providing further details during the interview.
While Markle’s correspondence with Prince Charles in April mentioned one individual involved in the racist comments, Scobie’s book now reveals the involvement of a second party. The identities of these individuals, believed to be part of the royal household, remain undisclosed due to UK laws preventing Scobie from naming them.
Prince William defended the royal family against racism allegations, stating in response to Markle’s claims that they were “very much not a racist family.” The controversy stirred by the Oprah interview prompted Markle to correspond with Prince Charles about the alleged “unconscious bias” within the royal family.
Scobie, who claims to know the identities of the individuals involved, underscores legal constraints preventing him from divulging their names. The book is set to release on Tuesday.