Prince William, Princess Kate ignore reporters questions over royal book scandal

The Prince and Princess of Wales have ignored reporters questions related to Omid Scobie's new book Endgame while on the red carpet for the Royal Variety Performance in the UK on Thursday night.

The Dutch translation of the book has been temporarily removed from store shelves after it reportedly named the members of the Royal Family who were involved in controversial comments about the skin colour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's child Archie before he was born.

On Wednesday night, controversial UK broadcaster Piers Morgan had named them on his show, saying that as the British people paid for the Royal Family, it was their right to know.

A video taken by US magazine People at the event showed reporters yelling "Your Royal Highness, have you got a comment about Omid Scobie's book?" and "Did you watch the Piers Morgan show last night, Your Royal Highnesses?" at the pair.

Both William and Kate did not pay any attention to the reporters' questions and carried on walking down the red carpet.

The pair are the first royal members to have been seen in public since the scandal broke earlier this week.

In March 2021, the world was rocked by comments from Meghan during a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in which she claimed someone in the Royal Family voiced concerns about how dark baby Archie's skin colour would be before he was born.

Meghan declined to name the royal involved, saying it would be too "damaging" to them, and Harry also withheld that information when he joined the conversation later.  

"He [Prince Harry] did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure I knew, and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother or grandfather that were part of those conversations," Oprah said at the time.