Author Opens Up About Prince Charles' Controversial Remarks

After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview, a lot of questions were raised about members of the Royal Family and their views on important social issues like race. There were comments made by the Royal couple that members of their family were unsure and concerned about what their son's complexion would look like (via Mercury News).

It was unclear originally just what member of the family made these upsetting comments, but eyes were on Prince Charles and William. In an interview made after the shocking interview, Prince Charles was asked to comment on the situation (via Newsweek).

In a church in London, the Prince was asked, "Sir, what did you think of the interview?" He did not reply and instead stated, "We are all immensely proud of the role Black majority churches play and it is of course a profound sorrow to me to know that Black communities have been hit particularly hard by this pernicious virus."

Now, more information regarding the comments has come to light.

The author claims the comments were weaponized

In an interview with Today, author Christopher Andersen, who has been covering the Royal Family for years and is writing a new book about the family, shared that the comments made by the Prince were "weaponized." He shared that the Prince made the comments over breakfast with Camilla, saying, "What do you suppose their children's complexion might be?"

The author would go on to explain that the comment was not made in a derogatory way. "What I'm saying is that on the morning the engagement of Harry and Meghan was announced, in a very kind of benign way, Prince Charles started to muse on what their future grandchildren might look like," he added, "Here's this beautiful, biracial American woman and the world's most famous redhead. I'm a grandfather, of course we all do this, speculate on that. But it was turned into something very toxic, it was weaponized really, by the men in gray who run the palace organization."

The author continued to share that the family has always been a competitive unit, especially between Harry and his brother, William (via Page Six). On the competition and commentary behind the scenes, the author shared, "It's a very toxic environment. Somebody has described them as a nest of vipers, and I don't think that's really wrong."