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Royal Racism Row Reignites Amid New Revelations from 'Endgame' Book

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Muhammad Jawad
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Royal Racism Row Reignites Amid New Revelations from 'Endgame' Book

In a recent development, the controversy over racial remarks within the British monarchy, initially ignited by Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in their 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, has flared up once more. This comes following the publication of an investigative book, 'Endgame', authored by journalist Omid Scobie. The book reportedly contains private letters between Charles, Prince of Wales, and Meghan, which allegedly identify two royal family members linked to the racial comments.

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Royal Racism Row Reignites

The issue revolves around Meghan's claim that there were 'concerns and conversations' about the potential skin color of their son Archie before his birth. Scobie's book has been thrust into the spotlight due to an error in the Dutch edition, which named the two individuals allegedly involved in the discussion, an inclusion absent in the English version. The Dutch publisher was compelled to temporarily halt the sale of the book, promising a 'rectified' version. Piers Morgan, British broadcaster and vocal critic of Harry and Meghan, took the liberty of naming the royals allegedly implicated on his TalkTV show.

Buckingham Palace's Response

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Buckingham Palace, beleaguered by the renewed controversy, has yet to issue an official response. Reports indicate that the Palace is 'considering all options', including potential legal action. In the wake of the 2021 interview, Prince William had responded to claims of racism in the royal family with a succinct denial: 'We are very much not a racist family.'

The Royals Amidst the Controversy

Meanwhile, Prince Charles, celebrating his 75th birthday, has embarked on a visit to Dubai for the COP28 U.N. summit. His focus on climate change and sustainability seems undeterred by the brewing controversy. This comes alongside other significant news, including discussions surrounding the UK's digital pound, scrutiny of an Abu Dhabi-backed group's bid for the Telegraph Media Group, policy debates on deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda, a 3 GW wind project by RWE and Masdar off the coast of Britain, and ongoing strike action by British train drivers.

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