Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey aired on television, media reports have rigorously surfaced, revealing two sides of the coin.
During the course of the interview, both Harry and Meghan claimed that members of the Royal Family were concerned about the skin colour of their then-unborn son, Archie. With the remarks, they stirred up a fire giving rise to widespread speculations. Now, in the latest reports, the Black Choir have defended the Royal Family’s Prince Charles amid ongoing racist allegations. Members of The Kingdom’s Choir performed at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.
For the unknown, when Harry was asked by Oprah who it was who was worried about Archie’s dark skin colour, he confirmed it was neither his grandmother Queen Elizabeth or her husband Prince Philip.Founder and conductor of The Kingdom’s Choir, Karen Gibson recently revealed that it is hard for them to believe that Prince Charles can be a racist. Speaking to TMZ on Thursday, Gibson said that Prince Charles was the one who invited them to bless Harry and Meghan’s nuptials. Gibson believed his invitation to the African-American group, who sang at the former Sussexes wedding, to be sincere.
She revealed that he personally invited them to perform and claimed that post the event, he went out of his way to congratulate them on their success. Gibson added that every interaction between the Black choir and Prince Charles was ever so gracious. Hence, she cannot believe that a racist remark on Harry and Meghan’s firstborn could have come from Prince Charles. She claimed that his choice to invite the choir certainly seems like Prince Charles’ effort to make Meghan feel included.
The racism allegations stemmed from the Sussexes’ pow-wow with Oprah on Sunday. During the bombshell interview in question, Markle claimed that one of the members of the royal family expressed concern over her and Harry’s son’s skin colour since Meghan’s mother is African-American. Oprah confirmed that it wasn’t the Queen or Prince Phillip behind the allegations, following which many started pointing the finger at Charles and his eldest son, Prince William.
In his statement over the racism talks, Prince William told the media that the Windsors are “very much not a racist family." When questioned, he insisted that he will have a word with his younger brother and admitted that he and Harry have been distant for a while. When Prince Charles was asked about the controversial interview, he let out a nervous chuckle and is yet to address the allegations.
The only response from the monarchy was a carefully worded statement which said, “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately (sic.)”