Lady Colin Campbell knows which royal was accused of racism by Meghan Markle: 'But it was a misunderstanding'
The Duchess of Sussex claimed there had been 'concerns and conversations' among the royals over her then-unborn son
Lady Colin Campbell has claimed she knows the royal family member who was accused of racism by Meghan Markle. The controversial author, who is famous for her straightforward opinions on a number of issues, insisted that the race row was a complete "misunderstanding".
Meghan and Prince Harry made some bombshell allegations during their tell-all interview with Oprah. Meghan claimed there had been "concerns and conversations" among the royals over her then-unborn son.
According to her, a "family" member whom she wouldn't name had a conversation with Prince Harry about "how dark" their unborn son's skin would be. The 39-year-old former actress, however, declined to reveal who had started those conversations, saying it would be "damaging" for them.
Prince Harry also agreed and said he would "never share" the full details of the discussion, but maintained he had been asked at the start of his relationship with Meghan how dark the skin color of their children might be. Oprah Winfrey later clarified that it was neither the Queen nor Prince Philip who raised the concerns.
Lady C, as she is famously known, has now claimed she knows the royal who has been accused of making the controversial comments. “I know who it is — I’ve known for a little while who it is," the controversial royal commentator, who has appeared on several reality TV shows and is known for her eccentricity, said in a YouTube video.
According to Lady C, the race row which has plunged the royal family into an unprecedented crisis was taken completely out of context. "There were no concerns about Meghan’s color," she said.
The royal commentator cited a member of the royal circle and said the person had been "rightly concerned". "Not because of Meghan’s color, but because of Meghan’s inability and determination to remain unable to appreciate the cultural differences and to actually have respect for the institution into which she was marrying, and the family in which she was marrying," she explained.
Lady C claimed in the lengthy YouTube clip that objections over Meghan had been solely on grounds of "character" and "personality".
"(The royal family member) did not think Harry should marry Meghan Markle and thought that everybody going along with it was making a great mistake," she added. Lady C used the phrase "the wrong sort of American" for Meghan Markle, explaining how the former TV actress was a "cool Californian babe" who believed "all of life's problems can be solved with a trip to the beach and avocado".
Meanwhile, the royal family has said they are dealing with the allegations "privately". "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan," the Queen said in a statement issued by the palace after the Oprah interview. "The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members."