Page Six portal obtained an updated edition of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s biography, “Finding Freedom”. The authors, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, stated in it that during the controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey, the couple came close to revealing which member of the royal family had made racist remarks before the birth of their firstborn, Archie.
During the interview, the Duchess of Sussex and Harry revealed that one of the prince’s relatives expressed concern about “how dark” their unborn child would be during Markle‘s pregnancy. Both appeared to be ready to reveal the author of that phrase at first, with Winfrey following up by asking Harry if he would name the royal – but at the last minute, they decided to step back.
“I think it would be very damaging to them” Meghan Markle is reported to have said avoiding the expected confession. “I’ll never share that conversation, but at that moment, it was awkward. I was a bit shocked,” Harry added, clarifying that the words did not come from his grandmother, the Queen, or the Prince Philip.
According to Scobie and Durand, the unaddressed race allegations are one of the biggest problems facing the royal family today following the profound Meghan Markle revelations.
“There’s a feeling that if it’s ignored it will go away, but surely they should have learned by now that never happens,” said a close friend of Buckingham Palace.
The updated edition is due to be published next week and also alleges that members of the royal family were “quietly pleased” that the Duchess of Sussex missed Prince Philip’s funeral in April because they feared she would “create an unnecessary spectacle” if she turned up.
About the Sussexes’ move to California, the book says they have never once regretted it.