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King Charles denied having ‘casual prejudice’ in concerns over Prince Archie’s skin color

King Charles allegedly defended his concern over the skin color of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son in a 2021 letter after the couple’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The monarch — who was identified this week as one of the two senior “racist royals” involved in the discussion regarding Archie’s skin — reportedly wanted to let the Duchess of Sussex know that his comments weren’t said with “ill will” or “casual prejudice,” according to sources in Omid Scobie’s recently released “Endgame,” E! News reports.

The exposé about the British royal family, which hit shelves this week, claims the “Suits” alum responded to Charles by saying his remarks were an example of “lingering unconscious bias and ignorance.”

Though a “respectful back-and-forth” allegedly followed, and they managed to come to a place where they both felt they “had been heard,” Meghan and Charles never saw eye to eye.

In the weeks following the Oprah interview, The Telegraph reported that Charles shared his sadness about the family’s tensions in a letter to Meghan. He also expressed disappointment over just how much she and Harry aired to the world.

Earlier this week, the Dutch translation of “Endgame” was temporarily pulled from the shelves due to an “error” that named the royals who expressed “concerns and (had) conversations about how dark (Archie’s) skin might be when he’s born.”

“Having only written and edited the English version of ‘Endgame,’ I can only comment on that manuscript — which does not name the two individuals who took part in that conversation,” royal journalist Scobie said in a statement to People. “I’m happy to hear that the error in the translation of the Dutch edition is being fixed.”

After news of the Dutch version’s mishap, Piers Morgan revealed that King Charles and Kate Middleton were the parties in question.

“The royals who were named in this book are King Charles and Catherine, Princess of Wales,” the polarizing broadcaster said on Wednesday’s episode of “Piers Morgan Uncensored.” “(But) I don’t believe any racist comments were ever made by any of the royal family, and until there is actual evidence of those comments being made, I will never believe it.”

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