Omid Scobie has claimed Princess Michael of Kent said the Duchess of Sussex has ‘made it all about race because that’s all everyone does these days.’
Writing in his new book Endgame, which has been published in Australia, Harry and Meghan’s ‘cheerleader-in-chief’ wrote, seemingly quoting the royal: ‘”Well… we could already guess what someone like her would be like. I saw it coming from miles away.”
‘At a March 2021 meeting in her Kensington Palace apartment, Princess Michael of Kent – wife of the [late] Queen’s first cousin Prince Michael of Kent – couldn’t stop herself from indulging in gossip with an aide about Meghan.
‘Princess Michael has never been much of a fan of Prince Harry’s wife,’ the author added, before claiming the 78-year-old royal said: ‘”Meghan’s made it all about race because that’s all everyone does these days.”‘
The comments were said to have been shared after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.
Omid Scobie has claimed Princess Michael of Kent said the Duchess of Sussex (pictured at Variety’s Power of Women event at Mother Wolf in Los Angeles, California, on November 16, 2023) has ‘made it all about race because that’s all everyone does these days.’
Meghan had alleged in the TV special that an unnamed member of the Royal Family spoke about ‘how dark his (Archie’s) skin might be when he’s born’.
But it is now being claimed that a second member of the extended Royal Household – who may not be a member of the Royal Family itself – also made similar comments.
The two people are not named in Endgame, which is subtitled ‘Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival’.
But Mr Scobie today claimed letters between King Charles III and Meghan reveal the names of two people who allegedly commented on Archie’s skin colour.
The royal author, whose book comes out at midnight tonight in Britain, said he could not reveal the identities of the two people for fear of legal reprisals in the UK.
But he said letters were exchanged between Charles and Meghan following the allegation in the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah.
In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America broadcast today, Mr Scobie was asked whether he knew who made the comments about Archie’s skin colour.
He said: ‘I do know who made the comments about Archie’s skin colour. The names were mentioned in letters between Meghan and Charles that were exchanged some time after the Oprah interview.
‘We know from sources that Charles was horrified that that’s how Meghan felt. Those conversations were, and that he wanted to, sort of as a representative for the family, have that conversation with her.
‘And it is why I personally think they have been able to move forward with some kind of line of communication afterwards. Though they may not see eye to eye on it.’
Mr Scobie’s claims threaten to reignite the ‘royal racist’ row that came about after Harry and Meghan’s interview.
Meanwhile, Princess Michael of Kent came under fire when she wore a controversial ‘blackamoor’ brooch to the Queen’s Christmas lunch in 2017, which was the first attended by Meghan. Some commentators claimed the piece was ‘racist’.
Princess Michael publicly apologised at the time and the palace released a statement saying she ‘is very sorry and distressed that it has caused offence’.
Princess Michael of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor
Meanwhile, Princess Michael of Kent came under fire when she wore a controversial ‘blackamoor’ brooch to the Queen’s Christmas lunch in 2017, which was the first attended by Meghan. Some commentators claimed the piece was ‘racist’
The royal could clearly be seen wearing the jewellery on her coat as she drove through the Buckingham Palace gates days before Christmas.
She was not sat at the same table as Meghan but would have been introduced to her at the intimate, private gathering.
Blackamoor are a genre of figurines, small sculptures or jewellery which depict largely men, but sometimes women, with black skin usually from the 18th century. Many will be worth £10,000 or more.
Elsewhere, the author claimed the late Queen liked Kate Middleton because she was ‘coachable’ unlike ‘strong-minded’ Princess Diana.
Harry and Meghan’s ‘cheerleader-in-chief’ took aim at The Princess of Wales in his new book Endgame, which has been published in Australia.
In a chapter dedicated to the future Queen, he says her workload is lower than other senior royals, and that she’s ‘technically a part time working royal’.
He claims she ‘does not plan to increase her workload for 10-15 years’, or until her children reach adulthood, and added that she earned the nickname ‘Katie Keen’, because palace press release mitigate her doing less by saying she is ‘keen to learn’.
In a clear swipe at the royal, Scobie writes Kate’s lifestyle is something most parents could ‘only dream of’ and that Palace aides were afraid to push her do to anything that ‘makes her uncomfortable’ before the Queen died.
Harry and Meghan’s ‘cheerleader-in-chief’ Omid Scobie took aim at The Princess of Wales in his new book Endgame, which has been published in Australia. Kate is pictured at a recent event
‘The late Queen, too, would take off blocks of time throughout the year to recharge, but she was also known to carry out at least three hundred engagements annually.
‘Sources said Kate remains “laser focused” on her duty to the family first, and then the Crown.’
Scobie added that Kate also ‘often stumbles on her words’ when speaking publicly and that she ‘didn’t want to make’ her widely praised Blue Peter performance in June 2019.
Describing it as a ‘low-pressure, small-stakes’ appearance, Scobie says Kate was ‘nervous and “well out of her comfort zone” before the taping’.
He claims a a Kensington Palace source said she ‘had never been pushed’ until that point as she was ‘naturally timid’.
‘Where other senior royals are out and about several times a week, meeting people across the length and breadth of the country, Kate has long maintained a smaller work schedule that helped her check off the required royal boxes while saving time for her roles as a mother and a wife,’ he writes.
Scobie adds that William manage to circumvent Kate’s lower workload by allowing her role to produce an heir, and spares, first.
He adds that Palace gatekeepers are ‘vigilant’ of Kate, never pushing her too hard ‘as the road to Queendom is a marathon, not a sprint’.
The book makes a series of claims about the royals and looks at its future following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September last year.
Post source: Daily mail