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Meghan Markle Claims Son Not Made Prince as Royals Thought He'd Be Too 'Dark'

Duchess of Sussex hints at Royal Family racism during Oprah Winfrey interview

 on 8th March 2021 @ 12.00pm
meghan markle claims the royal family was concerned with  how dark  archie s skin would © press
Meghan Markle claims the Royal Family was concerned with 'how dark' Archie's skin would

Meghan Markle has drawn the race card in her recent attacks against the British Royal Family, a new clip from her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey has revealed.

The Duchess of Sussex told Oprah that her son Archie wasn't made a prince because Buckingham Palace had "concerns" with "how dark" his skin would be because she is mixed-race and Prince Harry is white.

She described her "pain" that Royal officials denied Archie the title of prince and accused the Palace of failing to protect him by denying him 24/7 security.

When asked which Royal had made the remarks about Archie's skin color, Meghan refused to say.

To do so would be "damaging" to the person in her husband's family who raised the subject, she claimed.

She told Winfrey that it was "a pretty safe" assumption to suggest that the Royal Family member she had the conversation with was "concerned" that Archie being "too brown" was "a problem."

meghan markle refused to name the royal family member who raised  concerns © press
Meghan Markle refused to name the Royal Family member who raised 'concerns'

When asked if it was "important" for Meghan that Archie be called a prince, she said she doesn't have any attachment to the "grandeur" of official titles.

But she said it was about "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."

Prince Harry - who later joined his wife and Oprah for the last part of the interview - described the conversation as "awkward," saying it left him "shocked."

But he declined to reveal anything more about what was said, saying: "That conversation I'm never going to share."


Meghan said these conversations were taking place at the same time there was a discussion on whether Archie would get security and a royal title. 

She told Oprah: "All around this same time we had in tandem the conversation of he won't be given security, he's not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."

These discussions, the Duchess added, were "relayed to me from Harry, those were conversations that family had with him."

meghan markle made the claims in her bombshell interview with oprah winfrey © press
Meghan Markle made the claims in her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey

Suggesting she saw a link between the conversations on Archie's future skin color and the possibility to give him a title, she continued: "And I think it was really hard to be able to see those as compartmentalized conversations." 

Oprah probed, asking: "Was there concern that if he was too brown that that would be a problem?"

To which Meghan answered: "I wasn't able to follow up with why but if that's the assumption you're making, I think that would be a safe one."

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