Based on the interview that took place on March 7 the Duchess of Sussex said that there were “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born” within the royal family. They never specified who said it but they confirmed it wasn’t Prince Harry’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth or Prince Philip.
A source close to the royal household told People that Prince Charles “feels enormously let down” by the claims of racism by the couple during their bombshell interview.
The source added, “The prince believes in diversity and his actions show that. He was the first person to highlight the Windrush generation [the first mass immigration from the Caribbean to the U.K. in the 1950s] and the contributions they made to British society. He has worked hard for the Muslim community. Of all the members of the royal family, he has taken this issue the most seriously.”
Another source added that Prince Harry and Prince William always had a “complicated relationship” with their dad explaining, “It’s not a straightforward father-son relationship. He is their father and their boss, and they are beholden to him to fund their offices and lives.”
Harry shared during the interview with Oprah that his father already stopped taking his calls after he and Meghan decided to step down from being senior royals. He said, “I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar. He knows what pain is like. And Archie’s his grandson.”
He continued, “Of course, I will always love him, but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened. And I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship.”
On the other hand, Queen Elizabeth felt “worried” of how the racism claims would affect the Commonwealth which is composed of 54 countries worldwide. These countries look up to the Queen as their head of state and monarch.
A royal insider shared, “She will be very worried about how [the racism claims] have gone down in countries she has supported and loved and given her life to throughout her reign.