After a new book claimed that Prince Charles was the one who made remarks about Archie's skin color, the royal is clapping back.
“This is fiction and not worth further comment," he said in a statement. According to royal expert Omid Scobie, he has reportedly consulted lawyers.
Earlier this year, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah Winfrey, where they claimed that someone in the royal family was "concerned" over their son's skin color.
“In those months when I was pregnant ... we have in tandem the conversation of ‘he won’t be given security. He’s not going to be given a title’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” the former actress told Winfrey.
The two never publicly said who made the comments, although Lady Colin Campbell claimed it was Princess Anne.
In Christopher Andersen's new book, Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, he claimed that Charles asked his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: “I wonder what the children will look like?”
Camilla, reportedly replied, “Well, absolutely gorgeous, I’m certain."
“I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?” Charles reportedly asked.
Their conversation allegedly took place on November 27, 2017 — the same day Meghan and Harry got engaged.
“What I’m saying is that on the morning the engagement of Harry and Meghan was announced, in a very kind of benign way, Prince Charles started to muse on what their future grandchildren might look like,” the author said on the Today show on Monday, November 29. “Here’s this beautiful, biracial American woman and the world’s most famous redhead. I’m a grandfather, of course, we all do this, speculate on that. But it was turned into something very toxic, it was weaponized really, by the men in gray who run the palace organization.”