Meghan Markle Says Royal Family Member Was Concerned ‘How Dark’ Son Archie’s Skin Might Be
Duchess Meghan Markle revealed that there were concerns from the royal family over how dark the skin tone of her baby would be.
The shocking information was brought to light on Sunday during a sit down interview between Markle and Oprah Winfrey on CBS. During the conversation Markle also said that her and Prince Harry‘s son Archie, who is now almost 2, was not given security or a royal title. “They didn’t want him to be a prince,” she said.
“We have 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,” Markle said. In response, Winfrey is visibly shocked, asking, “What?”
She explained that Harry had told her about the conversation he had with a member of the royal family, but declined to name who had made the comments specifically.
“That was relayed to me from Harry. Those were conversations that family had with him,” she said. When she was asked who specifically made the comments, she declined, saying, “that would be very damaging to them.”
Later, Harry joined the interview, and Winfrey pressed him about the comments about Archie’s possible skin tone. He declined to name the person who made the comments, saying, “I’m not comfortable with sharing that.”
“That conversation I’m never going to share,” he said. “It was awkward. I was a bit shocked.” On Monday morning, Winfrey clarified that Harry told her the comments were not made by the Queen or Prince Phillip.
Harry said that the questions came “right at the beginning. What will the kids look like? That was at the beginning when she wasn’t going to get security, when my family suggested that she might continue acting [because there wouldn’t be money for her].”