In a shocking revelation that has sent shockwaves through the British royal family, two senior royals have been implicated in raising concerns over Prince Archie’s skin color. Piers Morgan finally exposed the names of these individuals during his Talk TV show and subsequently shared them with his 8.7 million social media followers.
The controversy first emerged from Omid Scobie’s book, where he hinted at the involvement of these royals but refrained from naming them due to strict libel laws in the UK. However, a Dutch translation of the book, which went on sale in the Netherlands, included the names, leading to its subsequent withdrawal and pulping of copies amidst claims of a translation error.
Morgan defended his decision to reveal the names, asserting that it was necessary to address the allegations made by Prince Harry and Meghan without any context or opportunity for the accused to respond. The Royal Family, in their statement, expressed their concern while acknowledging that recollections may vary.
However, Morgan’s move will likely cause further discontent at Buckingham Palace, which had previously refrained from commenting on the matter, hoping it would remain confined to online speculation. The decision to publicly name the individuals involved has intensified the debate surrounding the issue and sparked a call for a more open discussion.
The controversy surrounding the book’s Dutch translation has added another layer of complexity to the situation. While Scobie claimed that including the names was an error, a second name was discovered in the Dutch version, raising questions about how such a significant oversight could have occurred.
Dutch publishing experts have speculated that including the names in the Dutch edition may have been intentional in an earlier draft, which was later revised to comply with legal advice. The oversight by the small Dutch publisher Xander Uitgevers has raised eyebrows, particularly when compared to the meticulousness of larger publishing houses like Harper Collins, which publish books in the US and the UK.
The revelation of the names in the Dutch version has intensified the intrigue surrounding the individuals’ identities. This development has fueled widespread speculation and curiosity, with the search for the “royal racist” becoming a topic of intense interest.
Scobie, who has faced criticism for his critical book, acknowledged the error but stopped short of denying ever including the names. He clarified that he could only comment on the English version, which did not mention the two individuals. The publisher has acknowledged the error and confirmed that a rectified edition will be released on December 8.
The repercussions of this controversy remain uncertain. Legal experts have suggested that the royals implicated could potentially sue Scobie for invasion of privacy. However, PR experts believe these spats and speculations will eventually fade away, with minimal impact on the royal brand.