Prince Charles mocked for posing with Black healthcare workers amid racism claims, Internet says 'wow, subtle'
The senior royal did not respond when a reporter requested a comment about the bombshell interview during his visit to the vaccine site located at the Jesus House in London
Prince Charles appeared to be doing some damage control as photos surfaced of him conversing with black healthcare workers and visitors at a Covid-19 vaccine clinic in London on Tuesday. The visit came shortly after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in which they leveled allegations of racism against the British royal family.
According to CNN, the senior royal did not respond when a reporter requested a comment about the bombshell interview during his visit to the vaccine site located at the Jesus House in London.
Oprah was visibly shocked when the couple claimed that a member within The Firm was concerned about the color of their unborn son's skin. It wasn't Queen Elizabeth or Prince Philip that had raised the question, Prince Harry confirmed during the interview.
Photos from Prince Charles' visit to the clinic were also shared on the official Clarence House Instagram account. According to TMZ, however, Buckingham Palace has denied the trip to the site —his first visit since 2007 — was to cast the Prince and the royal family in a more inclusive light.
Harry and Meghan raised eyebrows as they revealed their accusations to Oprah on CBS. “We have in tandem the conversation of ‘He won’t be given security. He’s not going to be given a title,’” Meghan said, adding, “and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
An astonished Oprah then asked, "What?"
“There are several conversations,” Markle continued, “potentially and what that would mean or look like.” When the veteran interviewer asked the Duchess if she could reveal who the conversations were with, the latter said, “I think that would be very damaging to them."
Oprah revisited the interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning and clarified that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip hadn't made the racist comments. “There’s a big guessing game all around the world: ‘Who was it, who was it, who was it?’” Gayle told Oprah on Monday. “I thought it was very touching that Harry still is choosing to protect the identity of whoever that was.”
“He did not share the identity with me,” Oprah replied. “But he wanted to make sure that I knew, and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother, nor his grandfather that were part of those conversations. … He did not tell me who was a part of those conversations. As you could see, I tried to get that answer, on-camera and off.”
Netizens poked fun at Prince Charles as photos of him warming up to black staff and visitors went viral on social media.
"You guys, Prince Charles is being photographed talking to black people today. Wow. Subtle," comedian Kathy Griffin tweeted. "I see he and Ted Cruz share the same team," one Twitter user quipped. "Yeah, nothing screams racist trying to prove he's not a racist than immediately talking to black people after being outed as a racist," another added.
You guys, Prince Charles is being photographed talking to black people today.— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 9, 2021
Wow. Subtle. https://t.co/vtGOQD35oW
I see he and Ted Cruz share the same team— micah escobedo (@Micah_Escobedo) March 9, 2021
Yeah, nothing screams racist trying to prove he's not a racist, than immediately talking to black people after being outed as a racist.— White Supremacist's Nightmare (@acritical) March 9, 2021