Prince Charles is being skewered online for his first photo op since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex alleged racism in the royal family during their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
During Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s bombshell interview with Oprah on Monday, the couple revealed someone in the royal family had raised concerns over “how dark” baby Archie would be.
“[There were] concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan told Oprah, who stared at her in shock.
So, who was it?
Us mere peasants don’t know, but there’s been plenty of speculation as to who it might be and Prince Charles’ latest photo op isn’t helping his particular case.
Prince Charles, Prince Harry’s dad, was photographed visiting an NHS vaccine pop-up clinic at Jesus House Church in north London on Tuesday. While he was praised by his loyal followers for continuing his duties during the, uh, family drama, others questioned the location of his visit.
Jesus House Church is a Black Majority church, which Prince Charles has visited once before in 2007.
“The Prince previously visited Jesus House, together with The Duchess of Cornwall, in 2007 to celebrate the community work of Black Majority Churches,” Prince Charles’ Instagram, Clarence House, wrote.
You can probably guess how Charles’ visit to Jesus House Church went on Twitter. Spoiler: not well.
Is this fooling anybody? pic.twitter.com/AWrrl44Kfy
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) March 9, 2021
BREAKING: Prince Charles willing to be in the same room as Black people. https://t.co/2dy1Ch98eT
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) March 9, 2021
You guys, Prince Charles is being photographed talking to black people today.
Wow. Subtle. https://t.co/vtGOQD35oW
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 9, 2021
According to UK publication Independent, Prince Charles was asked about his son and daughter-in-law’s interview by a reporter, but didn’t answer the question.
He greeted staff at the clinic, including one woman from Nigeria.
“Oh fantastic, yes, I’ve been there. Lots of different ethnic groups. Do give them my kind regards next time you speak to them,” Charles said.
The Queen has since responded to the allegations of racism in the royal family, saying in a statement that “the whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.”
The statement continued: “The issues raised, particularly that of race, are very concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
Make of that what you will.