According to Meghan and Harry’s biography, he was subjected to “prejudice” by “quite senior” royal staff.
MEGHAN MARKLE, Prince Harry’s biographer, has alleged that he “faced prejudice” from royal aides as a result of his mixed race background.
Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie co-wrote “Finding Freedom,” a book on the Sussexes’ decision to step down as senior royals.
A new chapter has recently been published, dealing with the fallout from Harry and Meghan’s March interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Prior to Archie’s birth, the Duchess claimed there had been “concerns and debates” within the Royal Family concerning his skin tone.
Mr Scobie claimed he had also faced “prejudice” from royal circles while appearing on ITV’s This Morning to promote his book.
“I’ve had some prejudice from some of the royal aides in the past,” he remarked.
“I wouldn’t call myself a racist; I’d call myself a victim of prejudice.
“There aren’t many mixed-race royal correspondents out there,” she says.
Mr Scobie was asked who made the statement by co-host Rochelle Humes on This Morning.
“I would not name that person,” he replied.
The author confirmed that the remark was not uttered by a member of the Royal Family.
“Someone very senior within the palace who found it extremely strange that I talked as well as I do – and that’s very much how they expressed it to me,” he said.
“I’m used to the entire, ‘Where do you come from?’ thing. What part of the world are you from? ‘ and all that sort of thing.
“But that was a very loaded comment, and I’m sure it wasn’t meant to be hurtful, but it simply demonstrates – possibly – a level of ignorance within certain sectors of the institution.
“And, of course, Meghan, as the first biracial senior Royal Family member, will have to deal with it on a 100x larger scale.”
In January 2020, Harry and Meghan announced that they will be stepping down as senior Royal Family members.
Instead, the couple pledged to become “financially independent” and relocated to Meghan’s home state of California.
CBS originally aired Ms Winfrey’s conversation with the Sussexes in March 2021.
Meghan claimed she had trouble getting mental health help from the Royal Family, and that racially unpleasant comments were made before Archie was born.
“That was relayed to me via Harry,” she added.
“Those were talks he had with his family.”
“That chat, I am never going to share,” Harry said there had been a discussion.
“It was embarrassing at the time, and I was a little taken aback.”
Neither Prince Harry nor Meghan Markle. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”