Meghan and Harry
Meghan Markle has revealed that the British royal family denied her son, Archie the honour of being a prince.
The Duchess of Sussex said this as she made more revelations about her sour relationship with the British royal family.
She last night accused the British royal family of racism, lying and pushing her to the brink of suicide, in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Meghan disclosed that her son Archie, now aged one, had been denied the title of prince because there were concerns within the royal family about how dark his skin might be.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince,” Meghan said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey which aired on CBS late on Sunday.
She said there had been “conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Meghan declined to say who aired such concerns, as did Harry, who said his family had cut them off financially and that his father Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, had let him down and refused to take his calls at one point.
Buckingham Palace has yet to comment publicly on the interview, which aired in the early hours of Monday morning in Britain.
Meghan cast the British royal family as uncaring and mendacious and accused Kate, the wife of her husband’s brother Prince William, of making her cry before her wedding.
While the family including Prince Charles came in for open criticism, neither Harry nor Meghan attacked Queen Elizabeth directly.
Still, Meghan said she had been silenced by “the Firm” – which Elizabeth heads – and that her pleas for help while in distress at racist reporting and her predicament had fallen on deaf ears.
“I just didn’t want to be alive any more. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought. And I remember how he (Harry) just cradled me,” Meghan said, wiping away tears.
Harry and Meghan’s announcement in January 2020, that they intended to step down from their royal roles plunged the family into crisis.
Last month, Buckingham Palace confirmed the split would be permanent, as the couple looks to forge an independent life in the United States.