Oprah Just Revealed That It Wasn’t the Queen or Prince Philip Who Made Racist Comments About Archie’s Skin Color
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah brought about a number of revelations and shocked the over 17 million viewers who tuned in. One of the biggest bombshells from the interview came when Meghan revealed that some members of the royal family were concerned about how dark her son Archie’s skin color would be when he was born. Though Meghan and Harry would not reveal who said those comments, Oprah just confirmed these two royals did not make those awful remarks.
The royal family was worried about Archie and wanted to treat him differently
Meghan was the first Black woman to marry into the royal family, being half Black and half white. During the interview, she revealed that while she was pregnant, there were talks of Archie receiving different treatment than the rest of his family.
“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time… we have in tandem the conversation of, he won’t be given security, he’s not gonna be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might when he’s born,” she told Oprah.
The conversations about not giving Archie a title, which was his birthright, not giving him security, and worry over how dark the child would be were reportedly had with Harry and relayed back to Meghan.
“The Commonwealth is a huge part of the monarchy and I lived in Canada, which is a Commonwealth country, for seven years,” she said. “But it wasn’t until Harry and I were together that we started to travel through the Commonwealth… 60, 70 percent of which is people of color.”
Meghan thought that it would have been a benefit to have members of color in the royal family.
“I could never understand how it wouldn’t be seen as an added benefit and a reflection of the world today, at all times, but especially right now,” she said. “To go, how inclusive is that you can see someone who looks like you in this family, much less one who’s born into it.”
Who was worried about Archie’s skin color?
Harry was very clear in the interview that he was uncomfortable talking about the conversation he had with his family over Archie’s skin and would not reveal who said those comments on camera. But later, Oprah shed some light on the situation in an interview with Gayle King.
“There’s a big guessing game all around the world, ‘Who was it, who was it, who was it?'” said King. “I thought it was very touching that Harry still is choosing to protect the identity of whoever that was.”
“He did not share the identity with me,” Oprah responded. “But he wanted to make sure that I knew, and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother, nor his grandfather that were part of those conversations. He did not tell me who were a part of those conversations. As you could see I tried to get that answer, on-camera and off.”
So, while we may never know who actually raised such racist questions, fans of the queen can rest easy that it was not Her Majesty.