Meghan Markle says royal family had “concerns” about how “dark” her son’s skin would be
The Duchess of Sussex discussed the family’s refusal to give her son a royal title or security in a shocking interview with Oprah.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, recently sat down for a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey where she detailed her struggles within the royal family, thoughts of suicide, pregnancy and more. One shocking revelation concerned her and Prince Harry’s son, Archie.
In one interview clip aired on Monday (March 8) on “CBS This Morning,” Oprah asked Meghan why Archie would not be titled as a prince after Prince Charles becomes king. Meghan claimed the royal family refused to give her son a royal title for “no reason.” The news was especially troubling since it meant Archie wouldn’t be given security.
“They were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or a princess and that he wouldn’t receive security,” Meghan said. “Our son needs to be safe.”
Later on, Meghan also revealed that members of the royal family voiced “concerns” about how dark Archie’s skin would be before he was even born.
“The idea of our son not being safe and also the idea of the first member of color in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be…” she told Oprah.
“In those months where I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversations of he won’t be given security, he’s not gonna be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” she continued.
Meghan added that comments were made to Harry about “what that might mean or look like.”
A visibly shocked Oprah asked Meghan who made these comments, which she would not disclose.
“I think that would be very damaging to them,” she explained.
When Harry joined Meghan in the interview, he also refused to reveal who made the comments, adding it was a conversation he is “never going to share.”
Harry and Meghan stepped away from their official royal duties last year. They said that they would have stayed if they had received more support from the royal family.
See a clip from Oprah’s interview with Meghan below.