If Meghan wasn't 'a woman of color', Queen won't have allowed Harry to marry the American actress: Lady Campbell
'It was the only thing that was unreservedly in her favor', claims royal biographer Lady Colin Campbell
Royal biographer Lady Colin Campbell, who has penned a new book about Harry and Meghan Markle, claimed that the Duke of Sussex "wouldn't have been allowed to marry" an American actress if she was white.
Campbell, who has previously been credited with the 1992 biography, 'Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows,' has written a new book titled, 'Meghan And Harry: The Real Story' which is set to release on July 28. In an extract reviewed by FEMAIL, the Jamaican-born British author, 70, claimed that Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Meghan's biracial identity as it "made the monarchy both reflective and representative of multicultural, multiracial Britain in a way that a white California-born actress who had been a cast member of a popular television series could never have."
The author said in her book, "As a prince once told me, 'Had Meghan not been a woman of color, they would never have allowed the marriage. It was the only thing that was unreservedly in her favor.'" She also added that the monarch also hoped to breach the royal family's relationship with former leader of the British Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, through the presence of Meghan. "The Queen, who is well known to be a wit, said to a friend, 'Mr. Corbyn will find it much more difficult to get rid of us now that Meghan's in the family,'" Campbell wrote.
The author has previously claimed that she believes Meghan has political aspirations and hopes to one day run for the president of the United States and it was a crucial reason behind the Sussexes moving to the West. "I know the Duchess of Sussex has political ambitions and I've been told that one day she wants to run for President," Campbell claimed.
"I think everything she is doing, leaving the royal family and moving back to California is part of her plan and she has taken Harry along with her."
Penny Junor, the royal biographer who has authored books like 'Diana, Princess of Wales' (1982), 'Charles, Prince of Wales' (1987 and 1998) and 'Charles and Diana: Portrait of a Marriage' (1991), recently told MEA WorldWide that it was highly unlikely that Meghan's in-laws would have "a problem with her chasing her political ambitions", especially after she and her husband severed all ties with them. "I imagine they would be very relaxed about Meghan pursuing her political aspirations. She is no longer a working member of the family so is free to do whatever she wants, provided she doesn’t use her royal connection. But she is so well-known she wouldn’t need to," she said.
Last year in November, Junor told MEAWW that although Meghan was "politically aware and I am sure she takes a very keen interest in what’s going on in the U.S. at the moment", she will be "surprised if she had any intention of running for President any time soon. She is busy having babies and coming to terms with life as a working member of the British royal family. And I would say that the two roles are incompatible," she added. "It is more likely the 38-year-old will continue to speak about women’s empowerment and equality without ever committing to any particular political profile in the U.S," she said back then.
When Junor had told us that "the whole idea is very unlikely" but added it would not be a "hugely big deal for his wife to be involved in the politics of another country," Meghan was still living in England, not having announced any desire to leave the royal family behind for the unprecedented announcement came in January of this year.