In a scandalous interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was released in March this year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle accused the royal family of racism. According to the couple, even before the birth of their first child Archie, Buckingham Palace discussed how dark the baby’s skin color would be. Members of the royal family were quick to refute this claim. Elizabeth II, in her official address to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, stressed that racial prejudice has no place in the palace, and Prince William sharply stated in public that members of the British monarch’s family are not racists. However, now the royals have given a new reason to doubt their impartiality.
The fact is that the newborn daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Lilibet, is still not officially recognized as the heir to the British throne. The baby was born six weeks ago, and there is still no information about her on the royal family’s website. According to royal expert Daniela Elser, such an oversight could cost Elizabeth II another serious blow to her reputation and lead to the continuation of a loud racial scandal around the royal family.
“Ignoring baby Lilibet can aggravate royal feuds. After all, now the [Sussex] spouses are again faced with the question: are mixed-race children treated differently than other Windsor babies? “ the Daily Star quotes the expert as saying.
It is worth noting that the firstborn of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Archie, officially “got in line” for the throne 15 days after birth, and the youngest son of Kate Middleton and Prince William Louis — 12 days later.