After author Christopher Andersen claimed that Prince Charles was the one who made the racist remark about Prince Harry's son, Archie, he detailed what allegedly went down behind closed doors.
“I was able to trace this back to a comment that was made by Prince Charles to [Duchess] Camilla on the day that the announcement of Harry and Meghan’s engagement was made,” Andersen, who released Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan, told Us Weekly. “And what he did was casually turn to her like any grandparent to be would do and say, ‘I wonder what their children will look like, hair color, eye, color, complexion.’ … He did it fondly, but the problem is it was taken misconstrued, contorted over a period of time by the bureaucrats and the palace — the people who [Princess] Diana used to call the men in gray — and they really weaponized that and turned it into something that was quite nasty by the time it reached Harry’s ear.”
When Harry, 37, heard about the alleged comment, Prince Charles and Prince William reportedly told him he was "oversensitive" and "overreacting," the author claimed. “That complicated what was already a very complicated situation."
Earlier this year, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry claimed that someone in the royal family was "concerned" over Archie's skin color.
"The idea of our son not being safe and the idea of the first member of color in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be..." the TV star told Oprah Winfrey. "It’s not their right to take it away and so I think even with that convention, they want to change the convention for Archie. Well, why?"
However, Charles hit back with a statement of his own, saying, “This is fiction and not worth further comment."
“I wish the palace would take care to read what the book actually said,” Andersen stated. “The real fiction here is the denial. This is what the palace always does. There’s a knee-jerk reaction is to say, ‘None of it’s true.’ … In this particular case, clearly, they haven’t read the book because if they did, they’d see that, in a sense, it sort of softens the image of the royal family in terms of race.”