THE unnamed Royal who allegedly raised concerns of baby Archie’s skin was just being “realistic” not racist, says football legend John Barnes.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey during an explosive interview that Archie wasn’t made a prince after “concerns and conversations” about “how dark” his skin would be when he was born.
The revelation back in March has prompted months of speculation about the ‘Royal racist’ but the former Liverpool star, 57, said most black people would think ‘so what’ when hearing about it.
He told the Sunday Times:
“If you listen to what Meghan says, it’s not about them [the unnamed royal] worrying if the baby is dark or not, it’s them worrying about how the public are going to view that.
“Because they know if the baby is too dark, the public will not view the baby as positively. They’re being realistic.”
Barnes said there was no way the public would not care that the new royal baby was not “blonde haired and blue-eyed” because of prejudices towards black people in the UK.
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