Meghan Markle has claimed that she and Prince Harry were questioned about the colour of baby Archie's skin by a royal family member, before he was born.
- Meghan Markle has claimed that there were 'concerns' among the royal family regarding baby Archie (opens in new tab)'s skin colour, before he was born.
- The comments were made during the airing of Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview (opens in new tab), which has now been aired in the US.
- This royal news (opens in new tab) comes after it was revealed that the Queen would receive a breakfast briefing about the details of the interview (opens in new tab) this morning.
The Duke and Duchess' tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey aired in the USA during the early hours of this morning in UK time.
In the long-awaited chat about their time in the royal spotlight and their experience stepping down (opens in new tab), it was claimed by Meghan that their son Archie's skin colour had been a 'concern' among the royal family, prior to his birth.
Meghan, who is currently pregnant (opens in new tab) with her and Harry's second child, reported how her husband had informed her of conversations with his family about the colour of Archie's skin, as well as how he would not be given a royal title or his own private security.
"In those months when I was pregnant, we had in tandem the conversations of him not being given security or a title, and also concerns about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.
"They didn't want him to be a prince or princess and that he wasn't going to receive security."
When Oprah asked which royal family member had asked about baby Archie's skin colour, Meghan refused to reveal their name, saying, "I think that would be very damaging to them."
"That was relayed to me from Harry, those were conversations the family had with him, and I think it was really hard to be able to see those as compartmentalised conversations," she added.
However, Meghan said earlier in the interview that Her Majesty the Queen had "always been wonderful" to her and said she "loved being in her company".