Buckingham Palace is ignoring accusations of racism by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the hopes that they will ‘go away’, an updated biography from her friends claims.
A source told Finding Freedom the Royals “should have known by now that never happened” and said they were “shocked” by the altercation.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made the incendiary claim during their conversation with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year.
They said the suspect asked what skin color her son Archie would be while pregnant with him.
The updated Finding Freedom chapter claims that the Palace now believes they can ignore the explosive claims and will “go away.”
A source told authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, who are seen as close to the couple: ‘There’s a sense that if it’s ignored it will go away, but they should have learned by now that it never happens? ‘
The writers claimed the insider was “shocked” by Meghan and Harry’s allegations.
A source told Finding Freedom the Royals (pictured, the Queen) “should have known by now that never happens” and said they were “shocked” by the spat
Meghan made the incendiary claim during her conversation with Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry earlier this year (pictured)
The updated Finding Freedom chapter (pictured) claims that the palace now believes they can ignore the explosive claims and that they will “disappear”
Earlier this week, extracts from the revised chapter were leaked, claiming that the Sussexes were considering naming the royal who is said to have asked the question.
The authors reported that the couple weighed in on “sharing this detail” while sitting down on Oprah.
But Meghan eventually told Oprah that revealing the individual’s identity “would be very damaging to them.”
A leaked epilogue accompanying the update to Finding Freedom makes a series of dramatic claims about the couple, the state of their relationship with the royal family.
It says Prince William was “enraged” by the broadcast, but Meghan found it “redeeming” and “liberating.”
It also cites a friend of the Duchess who complained that the monarchy had taken “little responsibility” for her accusations several months later.
Harry and Meghan have repeatedly maintained that Finding Freedom was not authorized and had not offered any cooperation.
But the authors are seen as close to the couple. The updated edition, with a new epilogue, will be published next week.
The sensational claims in leaks of the epilogue included:
- Members of the royal family were “quietly happy” that the Duchess of Sussex missed Prince Philip’s funeral because they “didn’t want a circus” and feared she would “create a spectacle”;
- While Harry and his brother have spoken at least twice since Prince Philip’s funeral, Harry and his father Charles spoke only “lightly”;
- The book alleges that the Palace courtiers lied to the media about Meghan and Harry’s wishes about Archie not becoming a prince;
- It criticizes the monarchy after courtiers ordered an inquiry into allegations of bullying against the Duchess, while the couple’s racism claim got none;
- The book claims Harry was “deeply saddened” after he was not allowed to lay a wreath in his name on Remembrance Day last year;
- Offering a new look at Harry’s financial situation leading up to ‘Megxit’, the authors say the couple ‘wouldn’t have survived’ without his legacy from Diana;
- The epilogue also claims that Meghan had no idea that diamond earrings given to her as a wedding gift came from Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi prince accused of ordering the murder of a journalist.
Meghan and Harry considered naming the royal family who, according to the new chapter of the Finding Freedom biography, had made a racist remark before the birth of their son Archie.
The updated edition of the controversial biography is likely to spark a heated debate over the state of Harry and Meghan’s relationship with senior royals.
It claims that while emotions within the royal family are still “raw” about the Oprah interview, it quotes a source close to the couple as saying “it will force people to talk to get the healing started.”
In a sign that relationships remain frayed, the source tells the authors “it will take time to get over the pain.”
“There has to be some recognition of understanding of what the Sussexes have gone through to make progress,” the source says.
The book also suggests that Meghan personally contacted one of the authors to see if they were okay after allegedly receiving abuse on social media.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the claims earlier this week.
The new epilogue also suggests that Harry and Meghan feared courtiers were trying to harm them, even though they’ve moved to the US.
More than a year after their decision to leave their royal role, the couple felt that “couriers within the institution” still “appeared to be actively undermining Harry and Meghan by deliberately leaking information to discredit them.”
Speaking about the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, Meghan hoped to return with Harry, but added: “Frankly, several members of the royal family were ‘quiet happy’ that Meghan stayed in California because they ‘did’. I don’t want a circus” or, according to a high-ranking royal source, “the duchess creating a spectacle.”
Pictured: Harry and Meghan at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Wellington, New Zealand, in October 2018
On the charges of racism in the Oprah interview, the book criticized the fact that Buckingham Palace’s response to the claims contained no condemnation, and that the phrase “memories may vary,” contained in a statement, meant that “full ownership is not was taken’ .
The authors claimed William was “furious” that family matters had been discussed publicly during the March broadcast.
Shortly after the interview went out, he was asked about the couple’s claim that a senior royal had raised “concerns” about Archie’s skin color before he was born.
When William left a school he had attended in East London, a reporter asked, ‘Is the royal family a racist family, sir?’ He replied, “We’re not exactly a racist family.”
Harry’s Remembrance Day wreath was eventually left in its box at a branch of the Royal British Legion in Kent.
A source close to the prince is quoted in Finding Freeedom as saying that “ten years of service and a lifetime of dedication to the military community and this is how it has been recognized by the family.”
Attorneys for Harry and Meghan have distanced themselves from Finding Freedom, describing it as unauthorized, saying the authors “do not speak on behalf of our clients and appear to rely on unnamed sources.”