A royal insider has claimed that Princess Anne is the member of the Royal Family accused of racism by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The Duke and Duchess said there were “concerns and conversations about how dark” their son Archie’s skin may be before he was born during their interview with Oprah Winfrey.
However they refused to name who the person was saying it would be too “damaging” to them.
Now, according to UK socialite Lady Colin Campbell, the person in question is Princess Anne.
Speaking on her podcast, Chatting with Lady C, Campbell believes it was a simple misunderstanding in a discussion about the cultural differences between Brits and Americans.
“There were no concerns about Meghan’s colour,” she said.
“Princess Anne was rightly concerned that if the marriage proceeded and there were children there would be huge problems, not because of Meghan’s colour, but because of Meghan’s inability and determination to remain unable to appreciate the cultural differences.”
She added that Anne was concerned that Meghan may not “actually have respect for the institution in to which she was marrying, and the family in which she was marrying”.
“Meghan and Harry have used that genuine concern of a loving aunt, knowing that because she is down to earth, experienced, modest, intelligent and sensible, and that you cannot make a sow’s ear into a silk purse.
“Nobody is the guilty party in terms of racism. But Princess Anne was the champion in terms of ‘don’t marry that girl, she is unsuitable. She is wrong for the country, wrong for the job’.
“Well, it’s turned out to be true.
“I think it’s important that it is out there before it is weaponised by some anti-establishment, anti-monarchist organisation, who will spin things destructively to further their agenda.”
Lady Colin added that she had “met Anne a few times,” but the pair are “not friends”.
This article originally appeared on Over60.