King Charles and Prince William to hold ‘crisis’ talks following ‘racist’ accusations: report


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The royal family is reportedly preparing a game plan for how to assess the damage after a Dutch printing of Omid Scobie’s new book accidentally named King Charles III and Kate Middleton for allegedly making “racist” comments.

“Discussions are being had, and we’ll continue those discussions this week,” a source told the Telegraph in an interview published Saturday. “Conversations will be had and decisions made with care and time and professionalism rather than rushed over a weekend.”

Per the outlet, palace aides are gathering this week to discuss “all options” regarding the claims, including taking legal action. Reps for the palace did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

Last week, the printing of Scobie’s internationally sold book came to a halt when it was discovered that a Dutch translation included the names of Charles, 75, and Middleton, 41, in a portion intended to be anonymous.

A Dutch printing of Scobie’s book, “Endgame,” was pulled from shelves after it included Charles and Middleton’s names. @BBCNewsnight / X

The misprint named the two as the ones who raised “concerns” over the skin color of Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle’s son, Archie, prior to his birth.

Scobie’s book, “Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival,” recalled how Markle, 42, wrote private letters to Charles regarding the “troubling” conversations he and Middleton had about her son.

The “Suits” alum first spoke about the questionable remarks during her and Harry’s explosive March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey.

A palace insider told the Telegraph that the royal family is considering “all options” on how to proceed, including taking legal action. GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images

“All around this same time — we have in tandem the conversation of, ‘He won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title,’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Markle, who is biracial, told the media mogul.

A shocked Winfrey pressed, “About how dark your baby is going to be?”

The former actress replied, “Potentially, and what that would mean or look like.”

Charles and Middleton allegedly raised concerns about the skin color of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s then-unborn son, Archie. Toby Melville – Pool/Getty Images

While Harry, 39, and Markle did not reveal names at the time, Prince William spoke out in defense of the royal family shortly after the claims were made.

“We’re very much not a racist family,” the now-Prince of Wales, 41, told reporters.

While the Telegraph’s source shared that the family is building a game plan behind the scenes, the royals have remained cool, calm and collected in front of the cameras.

The book claims that Markle wrote private letters to Charles regarding the “troubling” conversations. News Licensing / MEGA

On Thursday, William and Middleton were all smiles while stepping out for the Royal Variety Performance at the Albert Hall in London. The couple kept their interactions with the media short and sweet, notably ignoring questions about the book’s claims after Piers Morgan identified Middleton on his show the night before. Charles has also kept a positive attitude in the face of reporters.

The Prince and Princess of Wales have not directly addressed the new allegations. Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Arriving in Dubai Thursday for his keynote speech at the COP28 Climate Change Conference, Charles told Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu that he was holding up just fine.

“I’m all right very much, just about,” he told Tinubu when asked how he was. Charles also joked that he was “recovering from the shock” of his “rather ancient” 75th birthday.

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