Britain's Prince Charles sheds a tear as he follows the coffin as it makes it's way past the Round Tower during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021.
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“On the morning that Meghan and Harry’s engagement was announced, in a very kind of benign way, Prince Charles started to muse on what their future grandchildren might look like,” Andersen said on Today .
“I mean, here’s this beautiful biracial American woman and the world’s most famous redhead. I’m a grandfather, of course, we all do this, speculate on it. But it was turned into something very toxic, it was weaponized by the ‘Men in Gray’ who run the palace organization. Unfortunately, by the time it got to Harry, that’s the way he took it,” he said.
Markle told a stunned Winfrey that her son Archie was denied the title of prince because of concerns in the family over how dark his skin would be.
Winfrey pressed Harry on the issue later in the interview, and Harry said it was not a comment made by either of his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth or Prince Philip.
“That conversation I’m never going to share. It was awkward. I was a bit shocked,” he said at the time.
Buckingham Palace issued a statement after the Oprah interview, saying they would address Markle’s allegations privately as a family, but assured the public they take issues concerning race very seriously.
In the days following the Winfrey interview, Prince William told a reporter, “We are very much not a racist family.”
However, last week, Prince William came under fire for comments he made about Africa and its population growth that were seen by many as racist and privileged.
– With a file from Reuters
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