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Omid Scobie’s endgame book sparks new controversy in the royal family

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Royal race row unfolds: Translator denial, Harry U-turn, and Kate named

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The controversy traces back to March 2021 when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey, revealed shocking claims about the Royal Family. Meghan disclosed concerns about the skin color of their son, Archie, during her pregnancy, sparking debates about racism within the monarchy.

Buckingham Palace responded with a short statement expressing sadness and addressing the concerns raised by the couple, particularly regarding race. Prince William swiftly denied allegations of the royal family being racist, stating, “We’re very much not a racist family.”

Despite claims not being detailed in subsequent public appearances, Prince Harry, during an interview in January, refuted accusations that he accused his family of racism. He distinguished between racism and unconscious bias, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging and addressing the latter.

 In April, reports surfaced of Meghan writing a personal letter to Charles, expressing concerns about unconscious bias within the Firm. The letters were said to reveal the identity of the family member who made the alleged comments. Both King Charles and Meghan reportedly acknowledged that the remark was not made with malice.

 Omid Scobie’s recent book, Endgame, released earlier this week, claimed Meghan named two members of the Royal Family involved in the alleged comments about Archie’s skin color. The book’s English version did not reveal the names due to UK laws.

 Controversy ensued when copies of the Dutch version of the book seemed to include the names. TV presenter Piers Morgan identified King Charles and the Princess of Wales on air, leading to a heated debate. Omid Scobie denied submitting a manuscript with those names, while the Dutch translator, Saskia Peeters, insisted she received it that way.

 Recent developments revealed that the Royal Family is “united in outrage.” A source vehemently denied any racist comments from the named individuals, labeling the situation as an “outrageous smear” that began with the Oprah interview.

As the controversy unfolds, it raises questions about transparency, responsibility, and the ongoing challenges faced by the Royal Family in managing public perception.

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