Meghan Markle Reveals Royal Family Members Were Concerned About "How Dark" Archie Would Be

Bianca Betancourt
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Photo credit: TOLGA AKMEN - Getty Images
Photo credit: TOLGA AKMEN - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

During Meghan Markle's sit down interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex revealed a number of bombshells regarding palace conversations that took place during her pregnancy with her firstborn son, Archie Mountbatten Windsor. The most heartbreaking revelation that Meghan revealed, was that there were multiple conversations and concern about "how dark" her then unborn son's skin color would turn out to be.

It was a statement that left Winfrey herself, shell shocked. When Winfrey asked who made such a statement, Meghan would not reveal who it was, saying it would be "very damaging" to their reputation and that there were "several conversations" surrounding her child's complexion.

"In those months when I was pregnant all around this same time, we had in tandem the conversation of he wont be given security, he wont be given a title...and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin will be when he's born," said Meghan. "That was relayed to me from Harry, that was from conversations that family had with him. It was really hard to see those as compartmentalized conversations."

Along with the racist conversations surrounding her firstborn, the Duchess of Sussex also revealed that the couple were not given a choice in whether or not Archie would be given a royal title and that they also were not asked to take an official portrait outside of the hospital where he was born, due to the firm's decision in not anointing him a title.

Meghan also revealed that before Archie was born, the palace had informed the couple that their firstborn—and the first mixed race great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II—would not be provided private security from the palace.

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