Rumors have swirled ever since Meghan Markle made the shocking claim that certain royals had voiced "concerns" about "how dark" her son Archie's skin tone might be, but a new book is shedding light on just who might have been the spark that lit the fire behind those talks.
According to Page Six, a source who contributed to Christopher Andersen's upcoming royal exposé, Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, Prince Charles had a similar conversation with his wife, Camilla, shortly after Prince Harry and Markle's engagement announcement.
Charles reportedly posed the question casually over a private breakfast, asking" "I wonder what the children will look like?" causing his wife to be "somewhat taken aback" by the question.
"Well, absolutely gorgeous, I'm certain," she replied, to which Charles clarified his meaning, adding: "I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?"
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“The question posed by Charles was being echoed in a less innocent way throughout the halls of Buckingham Palace,” Anderson wrote, seeming to imply Prince Charles had simply been innocently curious in his musings, but that it had turned into something much more nefarious by the time Meghan and Harry heard about it.
“Meghan once said she would never set foot in the U.K. again after how she was treated by The Firm,” the source spilled. “And no one thinks she would let Archie or Lili out of her sight for even five minutes, so it’s likely Harry would make the trip alone.”
"He doesn’t regret leaving [royal life] and settling in California," the source continued. "but he’s hoping to find a happy medium where there’s no more tension or awkwardness."
Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan is out everywhere November 30.