MEGHAN biographer Markle claims the palace is “ignoring” his racism claims in the hope that they “go away”.
An updated chapter in Finding Freedom quotes a source saying royal assistants are hoping the scandal will end quietly.
This is just the latest explosive statement to appear in the book, written by Omid Scobie – the Sussexes’ favorite reporter – and Carolyn Durand.
Meghan and Harry have denied speaking to the authors themselves – although a note buried at the end of the book reveals the writers have spoken to the couple “where appropriate”.
In the latest revelations released ahead of the updated book’s release, it was claimed that the monarchy hoped it would not have to respond to the allegations made during Oprah’s interview.
A royal source told the authors: “There is a feeling that if it is ignored it will go away, but surely they should by now have learned that this never happens?”
And the source said they were “horrified” by the allegation of racism, News week reports.
Scobie and Durand write: “Queen’s comment” recollections may vary “” did not go unnoticed “by the couple, who, according to a close source, were” not surprised “that full ownership had not been taken. “
They quote a friend of Meghan’s saying: “Months later and little responsibility has been taken.
“How can you move forward without it?” “
The claims that a senior royal racist asked about Archie’s skin color before the toddler was born were most damaging during the conversation with Oprah.
Meghan and Harry had considered identifying the person responsible, before finally opposing it, it was reported.
However, the Duchess also alleged that Archie was not made a prince after “concerns and conversations” arose over his complexion.
When asked to name the person responsible for the comments, she declined – as that would be too “damaging”.
Oprah later confirmed that it was neither the Queen nor Prince Philip.
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Despite the reaction to the interview, Meghan found it “cathartic” and “liberating”.
Across the pond, the conversation left Prince William “furious that private family matters are being discussed in the public domain,” it is said.
At the time of the allegations, the prince fired back and insisted the royal family was “not at all racist”.
A source close to the Sussexes told the authors that “emotions are still high and it is still difficult”.
“It will take time to get over the injury,” they said.
“There has to be some understanding of what the Sussexes have been going through for there to be any progress.”
Elsewhere in the chapter, it is claimed that the royal family were “quietly happy” that Meghan was unable to attend Prince Philip’s funeral.
Chapter revelations include:
- Members of the royal family were ‘quietly delighted’ that Meghan was unable to attend Prince Philip’s funeral
- The brothers were heartbroken after the death of their grandfather
- William was “furious” about the Oprah interview
- Harry’s Remembrance Sunday wreath was left in a box because he was “no longer a frontline royal”
- Meghan believes palace ‘tried to discredit’ her amid bullying accusations
The Duchess was unable to attend the service at Windsor Castle in April as she was pregnant with her daughter Lilibet Diana at the time.
The book claims that some members of the royal family were happy because they “didn’t want a circus” and feared she would “create a show”.
Harry returned home on his own for duty in Windsor.
And Meghan is concerned that the palace will “try to discredit her” when allegations that she intimidated staff emerged.
She has been accused of “humiliating” personal assistants and staff, as well as driving two out of the palace – which she fiercely denies.
A source close to the couple said: ‘Although the Duchess was used to defamatory reporting, this front-page story was more disturbing.
“It was as if some people at the Palace were doing their best to undermine and discredit anything they feared the couple might or might not say in the interview.”