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King Charles 'had no idea' Meghan Markle was biracial when he first met her, claims new book

Christopher Andersen's book, 'The King: The Life of Charles III', alleges that the King thought Meghan Markle looked similar to Pippa Middleton
King Charles realized that Meghan Markle was biracial much later (Jonathan Brady/Toby Melville/Getty Images)
King Charles realized that Meghan Markle was biracial much later (Jonathan Brady/Toby Melville/Getty Images)

LONDON, UK: King Charles III did not realize that Meghan Markle was biracial when he first met her, a new book claims. He thought she was "completely charming" and "absolutely delightful" at their first meeting, according to Christopher Andersen's upcoming biography of the monarch, 'The King: The Life of Charles III'.

The book claims the King thought Markle had a similar appearance to Pippa Middleton, the Princess of Wales Kate Middleton's younger sister. The then Prince of Wales did not realise "until later" that Prince Harry’s American girlfriend was of mixed race.


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According to an advance copy obtained by Newsweek, the book reads, "After returning from Botswana that fall, Harry introduced Meghan to his father and Camilla. The Prince of Wales found the young American actress—who bore a passing resemblance to Kate's sister, Pippa—'completely charming, absolutely delightful.' At the time, Prince Charles had no idea that Harry's new girlfriend was biracial. 'Not that it would have mattered at all, of course,' Charles told an American friend. 'But no, I didn't realize that until later'."

The book also makes reference to a previous incident in which it is said that the King told a woman of Guyanese heritage that she "didn't look" like she was from Manchester. Author Anita Sethi claims Charles made the comment when they met at a Commonwealth People's Forum in 2018. She claimed that Charles asked her, "And where are you from?" When she replied, "Manchester, UK", he said, "Well, you don't look like it" and laughed, before being quickly ushered on. The author claimed that she was 'stunned'.

According to the book, Late Queen Elizabeth II "appeared utterly devoid of prejudice" against all races, but late Prince Philip had used the N-word up till the 1970s. "Like others of his generation and his class, Philip had used the N-word with some frequency—although, said a retired member of the Balmoral household staff, 'I haven't heard him use the word in a very long time—at least not since the 1970s.' Nonetheless, Philip, like Charles, warmed to Meghan immediately," claimed Andersen. 

Prince Harry's memoir titled 'Spare' is also set to come out on January 2023. The Duke of Sussex's book, according to publishers Penguin Random House, is written with 'raw unflinching honesty,' and is anticipated to include explosive new information regarding Harry's early years and his fallout with his family after meeting his wife.