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Meghan’s friend says he suffered prejudice from ‘very senior’ royal aide who ‘found it peculiar how well he spoke’

Omid Scobie co-authored Meghan and Harry’s biography, “Finding Freedom.” DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS – WPA Pool/Getty Images, Walt Disney Television via Getty Images


Meghan’s friend says he suffered prejudice from ‘very senior’ royal aide who ‘found it peculiar how well he spoke’


When asked about the Sussexes’ accusations of racism at the palace, Omid Scobie said he had been the subject of ‘prejudice’ from a’very senior’ Royal aide.

Omid Scobie went on This Morning to discuss a new chapter in the book, which covers with the palace’s response to the couple’s racist charges.

Omid Scobie claimed the anonymous person “found it really peculiar that I spoke as well as I do” as a mixed-race individual.

Piers Morgan was sensationally cleared by Ofcom for comments he made about Meghan Markle live on Good Morning Britain at the time of Mr Scobie’s interview.

Scobie claimed the individual, whom he did not name, made a “very loaded comment” that revealed the palace’s “level of unawareness.”

Omid Scobie, co-author of “Finding Freedom” was asked about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s assertion that racism exists behind the royal gates.  According to the Daily Mail, he said, “We knew they had contended with issues surrounding race within the institution. “I myself have experienced some prejudice from one or two royal aides in the past, so you can kind of know what Meghan was entering. And so it didn’t surprise me, but I think for it to mention a family member, that was kind of the moment that even myself, my jaw was on the floor – just like Oprah, it was the same reaction.


‘I wouldn’t say racist, but I just experienced prejudice. I’m mixed race, there aren’t many mixed race royal correspondents out there,’ the Finding Freedom author replied when asked if he had experienced racism.

‘I would not name that person. Someone very senior within the palace who found it really peculiar that I spoke as well as I do, and that was pretty much how they said it to me.

‘And I’m used to ‘where are you from, where are you really from’ and all that kind of stuff, but that was a very loaded comment – and I’m sure it came not from a nasty place, but it just shows perhaps a level of unawareness within certain quarters of the institution.’

“And when you think of Meghan, the first biracial senior royal family member, of course she’s going to deal with that on a 100x bigger scale.”

In a March interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Sussexes claimed that an unnamed member of the royal family made a remark about how dark their son Archie’s complexion will be.

The pair considered disclosing the person’s identity, but finally decided against it since it would be “very damaging to them,” according to Scobie’s unauthorized biography’s epilogue.

Last week, Jeremy Clarkson added fuel to the fire by stating that the couple’s choice not to name the “royal racist” because it would be “too damaging” was untrue.

‘If my sources are correct, the real reason they didn’t name the person might have something to do with the fact that they are not actually a member of the Royal Family,’ he said in his Sun column.

In the interview, Scobie also discussed the palace’s response to Meghan and Harry’s charges of racism.

“It took a while for that response to come out,” he said. “The show aired and a day and a half went by and we were told by a palace aide [that they were] sort of gaging the mood of the nation before they put pen to paper.”

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