Archie’s skin colour was a big cause of concern for the royal couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed at the time of his birth.
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry came on Oprah Winfrey’s 90-minute interview, they touched upon the many reasons as to why they left the royal household.
Meghan Markle spilt out many details which were kept hidden before the interview with Oprah Winfrey. And among the many shocking revelations, one that came out was the topic of what the 1-year-old Archie’s skin colour would look like, which had the couple worried.
Meghan Markle revealed that there were many “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born.”
She added that to reveal the names of those who were discussing it would be “damaging” for the couple. After which, Prince Harry made further statements about what was upon the lips of many about Archie Harrison’s birth.
“That conversation, I’m never going to share. But at the time, it was awkward. I was a bit shocked,” he said. “That was right at the beginning… ‘What will the kids look like?'”
Why was Archie’s skin colour discussed by other royal family members?
Archie’s skin colour and his race was the major factor of why he wasn’t made a part of the royal household by the decision of other royal members.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince or a princess,” Meghan said about the debate happening among other members about whether Archie Harrison would receive the royal entitlements.
She also told Oprah Winfrey that “He wasn’t going to receive security. This went on for the last few months of my pregnancy, where I’m going, ‘Hold on for a second.'”
When Oprah asked how the Royal Family justified their decision to the couple who are expecting another child, Meghan said that “There’s no explanation. I heard a lot of it through Harry… it was a decision they felt was appropriate.”
“The idea of our son not being safe, and also the idea of the first member of colour in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be… the other piece of that conversation is… when you’re the grandchild of the monarch, automatically Archie and our next baby would be prince or princess,” she said. “It’s not their right to take it away.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially gave up their royal titles last year and moved to California, where they have started their own life.