Zara Tindall wants Meghan to leave mom Princess Anne alone after 'racist royal' claims: 'It makes her blood boil'
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will never be invited to their Gatcombe Park estate again if Zara has anything to say about it,” said a source close to Zara Tindall, the second child and only daughter of the Princess Royal
Recently, Lady Colin Campbell, the Jamaican-born British writer, socialite, and television and radio personality who has published eight books about the British royal family, claimed that Princess Anne is the royal family member who was accused of racism by Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in the interview they gave to Oprah Winfrey. Meghan's accusation was something that Zara Tindall, the second child and only daughter of the Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips, was reportedly not happy with at all.
Tindall, 39, who is an equestrian and an Olympian reportedly “saw red” when Harry and Meghan made the bombshell claim during the interview that someone in the Royal family had made racist comments. Speaking about the racist speculation about the skin color of her first baby before his birth, and Archie 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.
“Zara knew who they were referring to — her mother, Princess Anne — and playing the race card against her was unforgivable,” said a source close to Tindall. “Her mother is no racist, though she did have some valid concerns about whether Meghan was suitable for Harry, and fears Meghan had done a number on Charles and the Queen. Because of this, Zara never trusted Meghan.”
“The Princess Royal is the hardest-working member of the monarchy – always has been. And for Meghan to come along and undermine that makes Zara’s blood boil,” the source said. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will never be invited to their Gatcombe Park estate again if Zara has anything to say about it.”
Another source was quoted saying, “William is acutely aware that his own father has three siblings -- well, two, now that Prince Andrew has been stood down -- to help shoulder the load of public engagements." The source added that since William could "no longer count on Prince Harry", he had been "trying his darnedest to convince Zara Tindall to help him out."
The source also said William thinks "Zara could be just the tonic to help solve his ‘staffing’ problem in the years to come -- now he just has to convince her of that.”
When Lady Campbell revealed that Meghan was talking about Anne in the interview, she 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.”