Identity of ‘racist’ royal accidentally revealed in Dutch edition of bombshell book, sales abruptly halted

The identity of the royal who had “concerns” about the skin color of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son was accidentally revealed in Dutch copies of a new book.

Xander Publishers confirmed Tuesday that it received a request from the US to abruptly halt sales on Omid Scobie’s bombshell biography “Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival” in Holland.

“I can’t talk about the details,” a spokesperson for the publishing house told the Daily Mail.

“We have, however, received a request to put the title on hold, and that is what we have done,” the rep continued. “We are awaiting further instructions. I do not know how long this will be.”

In the final edition of the book, which covers the state of the British monarchy following Queen Elizabeth II’s death in September 2022, Scobie does not name the family member who was said to have questioned the tone of Prince Archie’s skin due to libel laws.

Sales of Omid Scobie’s royal biography have been halted in Holland after copies accidentally revealed the name of the royal who had concerns about the skin color of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Prince Archie. WireImage
A spokesperson for Xander Publishers confirmed it “received a request to put the title on hold.” WireImage

However, an early copy sent to Dutch journalists did include the person’s identity, according to the Daily Mail, which chose to redact it.

Although Page Six can’t independently confirm the name that was accidentally revealed, Dutch media members who saw the errant book say it matches the claims of previously released royal biographies which we featured last year.

A rep for the royal family did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

Harry and Markle first made the claim in their 2021 tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. Netflix

In a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, Harry and Markle alleged that a member of his family had wondered aloud “how dark” their son Archie’s skin would be when he was born in May 2019.

This question was dubbed racist by many viewers.

The “Suits” alum, who is biracial, also said that she was told her son would not have a royal title or be entitled to security.

“[There were] concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” the “Suits” alum said at the time. Alexi Lubomirski / Duke and Duch

After the famed TV host asked whether Markle, 42, thought it was “because of his race,” the Duchess of Sussex claimed there were “several” conversations about Archie’s skin.

“About how dark your baby is going to be?” a visibly surprised Winfrey, 69, asked at the time.


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“Potentially, and what that would mean or look like,” the former actress replied.

Though Harry, 39, acknowledged the conversations about his son were “awkward” and that he was a “bit shocked” by them, he vowed to never name the relative in question.

The pair, who left the royal family in 2020, did not reveal the identity of the person who made the racist remarks. WireImage

He also insisted in a January 2023 interview that neither he nor Markle called his family racist.

“[There’s a] difference between racism and unconscious bias,” he said.

However, the Duke of Sussex did share that the “What will the kids look like?” question came early on in his relationship with Markle, which began in July 2016.

“That was right at the beginning, when she wasn’t going to get security, when members of my family were suggesting that she carries on acting, because there was not enough money to pay for her, all this sort of stuff,” he told Winfrey.

According to Scobie’s new book, Markle, in private letters to King Charles III, named two people who talked about her son’s skin color. POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The couple — who tied the knot in May 2018 and quit the royal family less than two years later — have never publicly disclosed who made the comments, though Harry ruled out his late grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip.

Markle, for her part, named two people who talked about her son’s skin color in private letters she exchanged with King Charles III circa May 2021, according to Scobie’s book.

Previous royal biographies alleged that Charles and his wife, Queen Camilla, had made remarks about Archie’s “complexion” and “ginger Afro hair,” respectively. However, multiple sources told Page Six last year that the “racist” royal was not Camilla.