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Charles ‘calls lawyers’ over ‘royal racist’ claims mentioned in Oprah interview

Prince Charles is reportedly taking legal action after accusations in a new book have claimed him as being the ‘royal racist’ from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview.

The book claims the Prince of Wales allegedly asked about the complexion of Archie’s skin, which an unnamed royal was mentioned doing in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In the new book, Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, Royal biographer Christopher Andersen quotes a source claiming Prince Charles is the unnamed royal.

Allegations made in the book have prompted Charles, 73, to "call lawyers", according to The Sun.

The source featured in the book reportedly told Andersen that Charles allegedly said to Camilla: "I wonder what the children will look like," on November 27, 2017.

Camilla allegedly responded by saying: "Well, absolutely gorgeous, I’m certain," before Charles added: "I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?"

Andersen has not accused Charles of racism in the book and has instead suggested the Prince of Wales has had remarks taken out of context by those who relayed the conversation to Harry and Meghan.

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A spokesperson for the Prince of Wales has denied the claims and said: "This is fiction and not worth further comment."

After the couple’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, Harry said he would "never share" the full details of the discussion publicly.

In the interview, the Duchess of Sussex said there were "concerns and conversations about how dark [their baby's] skin might be when he was born," and "those were conversations that family had with Harry".

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However, speculation over the royal’s identity has grown and has been narrowed down by Oprah revealing both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are not those involved.

Speaking to CBS This Morning, Oprah said: "He did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure I knew, and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother or grandfather that were part of those conversations."

Buckingham Palace said: "We don’t comment on books of this kind as to do so risks giving it some form of authority or credibility."

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