Socialite claims to know which royal is accused in race row

Kristine Tarbert
·Features and Health Editor
·3-min read

A British socialite has claimed she knows which royal Meghan Markle and Prince Harry did not want to name during their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Lady Colin Campbell, an author and media personality also known as Lady C, alleges Princess Anne is the royal family member at the centre of the race row, however believes it was more than likely a "misunderstanding".

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Lady Colin Campbell claims she knows who Harry and Meghan were talking about. Photo: Getty

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex dropped the bombshell that a member of the royal family had shared concerns about their son Archie's skin tone, during their two hour tell-all with Oprah Winfrey.

But both Harry and Meghan declined to name the person who made the comments, after Meghan said she had heard about "concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie's] skin might be when he is born".

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Later on in the interview, Meghan was joined by Harry who was adamant he would never reveal who he had the controversial conversation with.

"I’m never going to share," he told the TV host. "But at the time... at the time it was awkward. I was a bit shocked."

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Conversations about Archie's 'skin tone' were one of the bigges bombshells from the Oprah interview. Photos: CBS/Instagram

Oprah Winfrey later revealed it was not the Queen or Prince Philip who made the comment.

Lady C has now claimed she knows who has been accused of making the comment, sharing her thoughts in a YouTube video posted online.

“I know who it is - I’ve known for a little while who it is," she said. 

But the controversial commentator stresses the incident likely came from Princess Anne's concerns over Meghan's "respect for the institution" and were misunderstood.

"Not because of Meghan’s colour, but because of Meghan’s inability and determination to remain unable to appreciate the cultural differences and to actually have respect for the institution in to which she was marrying, and the family in which she was marrying," she said in the video shared with her 77,000 subscribers.

She added the princess thought Harry marrying Meghan was a "big mistake".

In a brief statement released after the interview, Buckingham Palace said allegations of racism were “concerning” and would be addressed privately by the royal family.

"The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan," the statement on behalf of the Queen said.

"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately."

Prince William is the only royal family member to directly address the accusations saying: "We're very much not a racist family."

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