Palace 'utterly dismayed' by naming of 'racist royals' on British TV

King Charles and Omid Scobie

Palace 'utterly dismayed' by naming of 'racist royals' on British TV

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 30/11/2023

- 17:06

Endgame was released worldwide on Tuesday

Buckingham Palace was "utterly dismayed" by the naming of the "racist royals" on British TV, insiders have claimed.

Meghan Markle first claimed in her 2021 Oprah Winfrey interview that there were "several conversations" in the Royal Family about "how dark" Prince Archie's skin would be.

While the Duchess of Sussex chose not to name them amid fears it would "damage" their reputation, TV personality Piers Morgan identified the royals accused on his Talk TV show on Wednesday.

The journalist then followed the claim up by posting it to his 8.7 million followers on X.

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On Tuesday it emerged that the Dutch translation of Omid Scobie's book Endgame contained the names of the so-called "royal racists".

The book was then pulled from shelves across Holland, as the publisher blamed a "translation error".

The two senior royals accused had not been publicly named in the UK until Morgan decided to on Wednesday.

The Royal Family is understood to be "considering all options", including legal action.

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Royal sources told The Mirror there was "utter dismay" at Buckingham Palace after the names were released.

Morgan justified his decision by saying: "Because I don't believe 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.

"But now we can start the process of finding out if they ever got uttered, what the context was, and whether there was any racial intent at all – like I say, I don't believe there was."

Royal commentator Angela Levin said: "I think it's the wrong thing to do, because that, in a way, is helping Harry and Meghan to smirch the royals... to punish the royals and humiliate them."

Royal Family

The Royal Family have not yet responded to any of Scobie's claims or Morgan's comments


The commentator said that Buckingham Palace will be "horrified" by Morgan's comments, also telling The Mail: "It's just so unnecessary and spiteful and nasty.

"I think it's very wrong of him to name it. I think we should all keep our mouths shut because we're not on Omid's side are we? He's certainly not. He's not on Harry's or Meghan's side, and I think it's therefore a mistake."

Fellow royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams also said: "To suddenly seize the nation's attention and propel yourself forward in this way, I think, is absolutely shameful, and it just shows that certain individuals would do anything to get publicity."

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