‘I don’t know how you sleep at night’: Furious Tessa Dunlop rages at Piers Morgan’s decision to reveal names of ‘senior racist royals’ named in controversial book and claims he’s ‘no better than Omid Scobie’
Tessa Dunlop was furious with Piers Morgan tonight for revealing the names of the two senior royals WHO Omid Scobie claimed there were ‘concerns’ about it Skin color of Prince Archie.
The TV historian accused Morgan of identifying the pair on British TV last night because of ‘clicking’ and wondering how he could sleep at night.
Morgan spoke about his decision to name the royals on his TalkTV show: Piers Morgan Uncensored. He was joined by a variety of guests, including Dunlop, Dickie Arbiter, the late Queen’s ex-press secretary, and lawyer Paula Rhone-Adrien.
Morgan opened the show by defending his decision to name the royal family, before describing Scobie as a “proven liar” who is “dragging the royal family through the mud again and reigniting these accusations of racism because he wants to sell books and wants to make money’.
The two identified senior royals were tonight widely referred to as King Charles and Kate by media organizations around the world, including the Guardian and the Times.
After Morgan opened the show with a monologue, Dunlop raged: “You’re speaking to me, Piers. Every now and then I think: “No, he has seen the light, he no longer talks about Harry”. And then this disgusting rant we just had to sit through – you lying there suggesting that you effectively reveal their names to save the monarchy.
Tessa Dunlop was furious with Piers Morgan tonight for revealing the names of the two senior royals who Omid Scobie claimed were ‘concerned’ about Prince Archie’s skin color
Morgan spoke about his decision to name the royals on his TalkTV show tonight, which quickly became heated
The Dutch translation of Scobie’s book Endgame seemed to reveal the names of the two royals who allegedly made these comments. Pictured: Omid Scobie
“You put their names up for clicks. You’re no better than Omid Scobie. In fact, you’re even worse, you call him a lick of saliva, you’re a big blob of slime that just landed on the royal doormat.
‘I don’t know how you slept last night. I had a hard time falling asleep just thinking about what you had done.”
Piers then interrupted: ‘No you didn’t, what nonsense. Stop the performative c**p, honestly. It’s performative c**p. Just calm down, have a civil conversation.”
Dunlop then replied: ‘I’m not calm. We listened for 12 minutes. I was quite angry at your hypocrisy.”
When asked what ‘hypocrisy’ is, she replied: ‘Because day in and day out you are for the monarchy, the great Queen, the great Charles, and then you go straight into insulting Kate and Charles like one is at Cop28. ..’
As the fiery exchange heated up, Piers replied: “No, I didn’t. I’ll tell you who did that, Omid Scobie. Because these names appeared in a draft of his book, which was published in the Netherlands for sale to Dutch people.’
Morgan presented his live show as the Princess of Wales and Prince William waved away the fallout from a racing row by attending the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
The heated show also came hours after the Dutch translator who worked on Scobie’s book insisted that the names of two royals at the center of a racism scandal were in the manuscript she had received.
Morgan was joined by a variety of guests, including (L-R) Dunlop, Dickie Arbiter, the late Queen’s former press secretary, and barrister Paula Rhone-Adrien.
Morgan said on his show that ‘at this point Harry and Meghan’s deafening silence becomes something more than deafening – it becomes embarrassing’
Prince Archie is pictured with his parents at his christening in this official photo taken in July 2019
Saskia Peeters says that she did not add the names to the Dutch version of the book Endgame.
Speaking from her home in Arnhem, she told MailOnline: ‘As a translator, I translate what is in front of me.
‘The names of the royals were there in black and white. I didn’t add them. I just did what I was paid to do and that was translate the book from English to Dutch.’
Morgan said on his show that “at this point Harry and Meghan’s deafening silence becomes something more than deafening – it becomes embarrassing.”
He added: “They usually rush to condemn and denounce press releases they don’t like.
“Then why were they so quiet about Omid Scobie’s lies?”
The translator’s claims appear to contradict those of Scobie, who told ITV’s This Morning he had not included the names of the two royals accused of discussing the skin color of Harry and Meghan’s son Archie when he submitted the completed manuscript to his publisher.
“I never submitted a book that had these names in it,” Scobie insisted today.
In an interview with ITV’s This Morning, which started with a denial that he is ‘Meghan’s mouthpiece’, Omid offered no mea culpa or apology for the mistake and when asked if he was upset he said:
‘I’m clearly frustrated. I wouldn’t say I’m angry about it.”
Asked whether Dutch Farrago was a “stunt to sell books” despite bad reviews, he said: “I wish it was” and that “an investigation is underway.”
“I’ve never submitted a book that had the names in it, so I can only talk about my version,” he said. ‘I wrote and edited the English version of the book at one publisher. This is then licensed to other publishers. I don’t speak Italian, German, French, Dutch or any of the other languages it was released in’.
He also said that he and Endgame had been unfairly criticized. He said: ‘I knew this book would be controversial, whether it was about race or the Palace’s relationship with the press. I never expected it to be presented fairly.” He said: ‘There have been unfair attacks on me’.
The original claim about racism was made by Meghan in her infamous March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, when she revealed there were “several conversations” between herself, Harry and members of the royal family about “how dark” their unborn baby Archie would be are.
He said he believed he had been victimized because he said “loudly from the beginning” that Meghan was the victim of racism. He added that being mixed-race gives him a different perspective on the racism she faced – but emphasized that he wasn’t just an “articulate fan.”
Scobie said he was ‘as frustrated as anyone else’ and added: ‘I make it very clear in this book that I intend to adhere to the laws surrounding this subject in every way possible.
‘That’s why I’ve been very careful about the way it’s described in the book and that’s why I’ve never talked about it more than what I’ve said before in the public domain.
‘The reality, however, is that this is information that is not known only to me. Journalists across Fleet Street have known these names for a long time. We’ve all followed a certain code of conduct when it comes to talking about it.
‘It is frustrating that what is now happening in the Netherlands with the book, which was of course immediately withdrawn and is now being reprinted, has happened, and I am happy to hear that. But for me, I can only talk about the English version of the book that I wrote and produced.”
It comes as well-placed sources told the Mail that Buckingham Palace is today ‘considering all options’ over the royal racing row sparked by Scobie’s new book.
Sources say that while King Charles is determined to focus on key state affairs in Dubai, where he is holding bilateral meetings ahead of delivering a keynote opening address at the COP28 summit on Friday, aides are seriously reviewing how, if at all, to answers.
While it is clear that courtiers will look at the various legal options open to them, it is incredibly unlikely that they will actually sue Scobie. They don’t want to get involved in a lengthy legal battle.
But a source told the Mail: ‘I understand the palace is considering all options open to them.
“The most important thing for them, however, is that His Majesty responds in the most eloquent way by getting on with business and not letting it distract from much more important issues regarding the future of the planet and bilateral relations with other world leaders, including those who affected by the situation. in the Middle East.’