King Charles has brushed off the race row enveloping Buckingham Palace after two senior royals were named on British television as having raised “concerns” about Archie’s skin colour.
The senior royals allegedly involved in the scandal were named in a Dutch version of royal commentator Omid Scobie’s new book Endgame after an “error”.
Later in the day, Piers Morgan named the royals in question while saying on his Talk TV show.
Charles, who recently landed in Dubai and is set to provide a keynote speech at the Cop28 climate conference, appeared to brush off the row when quizzed by the Nigerian president.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu asked how he was, and the king replied: “I’m all right, just about”.
He added: “Having had a rather ancient birthday recently recovering from that shock”.
However, Buckingham Palace is understood to be “considering all options”, including legal action over the accusations in Endgame.
Allegations of racism were first brought to light during her interview with Oprah in 2021, but she did not name those involved over fears it would “damage” the Firm.
Royal commentators have condemned Morgan over the decision to name the royals, branding it the “wrong thing to do”, with sources close to the Firm telling the Mirror that the palace was in “utter dismay” after the names were released to the public.
Morgan argued that releasing the names would enable the British public to have a “more open debate about this whole farrago”.
He added: “Because I don’t believe any of the Royal Family ever made any racist comments, and until there is actual evidence of those comments being made, I will never believe it.
“But now we can start finding out if they ever got uttered, what the context was, and whether there was any racial intent at all – like I say, I don’t believe there was.”