Kingdom come … to Prince Charles’ defense.
Members of The Kingdom’s Choir — who performed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding — are speaking up in defense of Prince Charles as the royal family faces allegations of racism stemming from the Sussexes’ Sunday night pow-wow with Oprah Winfrey.
Ms. Karen Gibson, founder and conductor of The Kingdom’s Choir, told TMZ Thursday that it was Prince Charles who invited the African-American group to bless the congregation during Harry and Meg’s nuptials, an invitation she believed to be sincere. She also claims Charles has gone “out of his way” to congratulate them on their success since the event.
Markle claimed during the bombshell interview in question that a member of the royal family voiced concern over her and Harry’s son Archie’s skin color, as Markle’s mother is African-American. Winfrey has confirmed that neither the Queen nor Prince Phillip are the royals in question, leading many to point the finger at Charles and/or his eldest son, Prince William.
For his part, William insisted that the royals are “very much not a racist family” when questioned. Charles has yet to address the allegations, only letting out a nervous chuckle when asked about the controversial Q&A.