Prince Charles rejects claim he queried skin tone of Harry and Meghan’s child


BRIDGETOWN, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Prince Charles’s spokesman on Monday rejected a claim made in a book that the heir to the British throne had questioned the skin tone of Prince Harry and Meghan’s child.

In the book, “Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan,” author Christopher Andersen says Charles asked what the “complex” of the child would be.

“This is fiction and is not worth further comment,” Charles ’spokesman told reporters in Barbados, where Charles will take part in celebrations marking the island’s relocation to a republic.

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According to the Page Six celebrity news website, the book relates an alleged conversation between Carlos and his wife Camilla. On the morning of Harry and Meghan’s engagement in 2017, Charles said, “I wonder what the kids will look like?”

Camilla was apparently “a little surprised” and replied, “Well, absolutely gorgeous, I’m sure,” Page Six said.

The book said Charles, lowering his voice, asked, “I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion can be?”

The book, due to be published on Tuesday, stops claiming that Charles is the unidentified “senior royal” Meghan in a March interview with Oprah Winfrey accused of arousing worries about how dark their son’s skin might be.

Meghan, whose mother is Black and father is white, said her son Archie was denied the title of prince because there were concerns within the royal family “about how dark his skin might be”.

After the interview with Oprah, Buckingham Palace said the issues raised, particularly about race, were concerned, taken very seriously and would be treated by the family privately.

Andersen could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Reported by Guy Faulconbridge; Edited by Lincoln Feast.

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