A new book has put a name to the allegedly racist member of the Royal Family. It's Prince Charles, according to Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, which comes out on Nov. 30.
The book cites a source who recalls Charles asking his wife Duchess Camilla about the skin colour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children. The story matches the troubling accusation from the couple's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Book says Prince Charles is racist royal from Oprah interview
According to a Page Six preview, Brothers and Wives quotes a source who says Prince Charles made the comments to his wife on the morning of Harry and Meghan's engagement in 2017.
He apparently said to Camilla: "I wonder what the children will look like?" Camilla was surprised by the remark, which appears to reference Meghan's mixed-race background, but she answered him: "Well, absolutely gorgeous, I'm certain."
Prince Charles is then said to have asked more quietly: "I mean, what do you think their children's complexion might be?"
The preview says these comments were overheard by Palace courtiers, who then spread word of a racist conversation which eventually reached Harry and Meghan.
A rep for Prince Charles, however, has already refuted the claim. A spokesperson told the New York Post: "This is fiction and not worth further comment."
Does Prince Charles claim match the Oprah interview?
The new accusation could very well be fiction, but how does it line up with the "racist royal" story that Meghan and Harry told Oprah Winfrey?
In the interview, Meghan, who is mixed race, said the Royal Family had "concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie's] skin might be when he was born." She added: "That was relayed to me from Harry. Those were conversations that family had with him."
Prince Harry confirmed Meghan's story afterward. "At the time, it was awkward, I was a bit shocked," he said. "It was right at the beginning. 'What will the kids look like?'"
The claims against Prince Charles match the accusation in several spots, including a near word-for-word quote of Harry recalling the racist comment and the timeline of when it was made.
But is it all a little too detailed and exact, or does it all add up? We likely won't know for certain unless Harry and Meghan one day decide to name names.
Brothers and Wives, by NYT best-selling author Christopher Andersen, will be released on Nov. 30. It promises "unreported details and stunning revelations" about the married lives of William and Harry.
It's also the second unconfirmed story about which royal made the skin colour comments. Royal author Lady Colin Campbell previously claimed it was Princess Anne but described the incident as a misunderstanding exaggerated by Harry and Meghan.