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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has said that the royal family expressed concerns about her baby’s skin tone during a recent tell-all with Oprah Winfrey.
According to Meghan, a member of the family (who remains unnamed) raised the issue of how dark their unborn baby Archie’s skin would be while she was pregnant.
Meghan said, “in the months when I was pregnant… we have in tandem the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
“That was relayed to me from Harry. Those were conversations that family had with him,” Meghan added. She would not reveal the names of the royal family members who took part in the discussion. “That would be very damaging to them,” she said.
She also shared that she was informed her son wouldn’t receive a royal title or a security detail around the same time — an unusual move for the royals.
“This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy, where I’m going, ‘hold on a second,'” she said. “So he’s not going to be a prince, but he needs to be safe. But if you’re saying the title is what’s going to affect their protection, we haven’t created this monster machine around us in terms of clickbait and tabloid fodder. You’ve allowed that to happen, which means our son needs to be safe.”
“There’s no explanation,” Markle added.
The former “Suits” actress is currently pregnant with her second child.
The interview with Oprah Winfrey aired Sunday on CBS.