Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's life with their daughter, Princess Lilibet, has been marked by turbulence. This reached a peak four months before Lilibet's birth, when Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey shocked the United Kingdom. During the conversation, Meghan exposed racist comments made by a royal family member about the skin color of their son, Archie, before his birth. An echo of this controversy has reemerged with the recent release of Omid Scobie's book 'Endgame.'
The Fallout from 'Endgame'
'Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival' has sparked a fresh wave of controversy. Scobie, the author, refers to a correspondence between Meghan and Prince Charles, wherein Meghan voiced concerns about unconscious racism within the royal family. While Scobie refrains from naming individuals due to legal restrictions, the Dutch translation of the book reportedly discloses both parties involved. This revelation has led to an abrupt halt in the book's sales.
Piers Morgan Stirs the Pot
Piers Morgan controversially named the royals on his television show, purportedly prompting Buckingham Palace to consider legal action. Copies of the Dutch translation of 'Endgame,' purchased before they were withdrawn from shelves, are now selling at eight times the original price on Dutch e-commerce platforms. This incident has reignited discussions about racism within the British royal family and the tabloid press.
Royal Responses and Legal Ramifications
Legal and royal experts argue that Meghan and Harry should seek an injunction to prevent the reprinting of the royal names appearing in the Dutch translation. Meanwhile, the Sussexes have initiated high-profile court cases in the past over perceived invasions of their privacy. Although Buckingham Palace has not officially commented on either the Dutch translation incident or Morgan's remarks, the Royal Family is reportedly taking legal advice and considering all options.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are yet to comment on the leak or the subsequent controversy. The already tense relationship between the Sussexes and the Royals has been further strained by this incident. As the dust settles, one thing remains clear: the royal family is grappling with serious allegations of racism, and the world is watching.