Is Princess Anne racist? Meghan Markle and Harry were referring to Queen's daughter, says Lady Colin Campbell
'Princess Anne was rightly concerned... not because of Meghan’s color, but because of Meghan’s inability and determination to remain unable to appreciate the cultural differences'
A royal insider has claimed that Princess Anne is the royal family member who was accused of racism by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the interview they gave to Oprah Winfrey. Speaking about racism around her son Archie and him not receiving the prince title, Meghan told Oprah: "They didn't want him to be a prince or princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol, and [said] that he wasn't going to receive security.”
“In those months when I was pregnant... we have in tandem the conversation of, you won't be given security, not gonna be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born,” she said. However the Sussexes refused to name who the person was, saying it would be too “damaging” to them.
Now Lady Colin Campbell, the Jamaican-born British writer, socialite, and television and radio personality who has published eight books about the British royal family has revealed on her podcast, ‘Chatting with Lady C’, that she believes the couple was pointing the finger at the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne.
Is Princess Anne racist?
Princess Anne at the time of her birth was second in line to the throne, behind her older brother Prince Charles. Now, she is fifteenth. Campbell, however, said that it was simply a misunderstanding in a discussion about the cultural differences between the British and Americans. “There were no concerns about Meghan’s color,” she said. “Princess Anne was rightly concerned that if the marriage proceeded and there were children there would be huge problems, not because of Meghan’s color, but because of Meghan’s inability and determination to remain unable to appreciate the cultural differences.”
She said that Anne was concerned that Meghan may not “actually have respect for the institution into which she was marrying, and the family in which she was marrying… Meghan and Harry have used that genuine concern of a loving aunt, knowing that because she is down to earth, experienced, modest, intelligent and sensible, and that you cannot make a sow’s ear into a silk purse.”
“Nobody is the guilty party in terms of racism. But Princess Anne was the champion in terms of ‘don’t marry that girl, she is unsuitable. She is wrong for the country, wrong for the job’,” Campbell said. “Well, it’s turned out to be true."
“I think it’s important that it is out there before it is weaponized by some anti-establishment, anti-monarchist organization, who will spin things destructively to further their agenda,” she added.
Lady Campbell further made shocking comments during an interview with an Australian TV show: "Meghan weaponizes color with everything. You see, as long as she plays the color card, she gets a free pass to behave as badly and as freely as she would like. She has no boundaries and as long as she plays the color card, it is open season."
Campbell also said that the color of Meghan's skin "was the one thing that she had going in her favour,” adding, "Had Meghan been White, there is no way that marriage would have proceeded, because Meghan's past was rather too chequered, and Meghan's personality was very abrasive."
Campbell has been an increasingly controversial figure in recent years. She shocked viewers during an appearance on ‘Good Morning Britain’ in 2019 when she defended Prince Andrew’s connections with Jeffrey Epstein. During the appearance, she claimed sex with underage prostitutes was not the same as paedophilia, telling the stunned hosts there was a “difference” between a minor and a child. The same year, she stated publicly that while the #MeToo movement was good in some ways, it also “prevented men from being men”.