Isn't Archie a prince because of the color of his skin?
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Duchess Meghan suggests that members of the royal family have racist ideas.
When Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6, 2019, he was politely addressed as "Master". He did not become a prince like his cousins Prince George, 7, and Prince Louis, 2. "Why don't you think they wanted to make Archie prince? What do you think? Do you think it's the color of your skin?" asks Oprah Winfrey, 67.
Duchess Meghan, 39, sighs. She hesitates to answer, has to think. Then she says, "In the months that I was pregnant, it was all about not getting a title and concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born."
There was talk of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor's skin color
The talk master is shocked. She wants to know who Meghan spoke to. Several people have had several conversations with Harry about it. Oprah asks, "About how dark your baby might get?" Meghan confirms: "Yes. And what that would mean and how it would come across." Meghan does not want to reveal who was spoken to. "I think that would be very harmful to the people concerned." It remains unclear whether she means employees of the palace or family members. But one thing is certain: Neither Queen Elizabeth nor Prince Philip were involved in racist comments, as Harry confided to Oprah.
Editor's note: Archie is not a prince based on a 1917 decision made by the Queen's grandfather.
Duchess Meghan does not understand the discussions
You could not understand the concern about the skin color of your son, says Meghan, referring to the Commonwealth, whose head is Queen Elizabeth, 94. "I would say 60, 70 percent of them are people of color, right?" The skin color of Archie and herself could have been seen as "an additional advantage," she says. As a woman of color, she knows how important it is to have people who can identify with her. In her opinion, the royal family could also have benefited from this.
This is what Prince Harry says about racism in the royal family
When Prince Harry, 36, joins Oprah Winfrey and Meghan, he doesn't want to comment on the incident. "I'll never talk about that conversation. But back then … It was embarrassing. I was a bit shocked." Oprah: "Can you tell us what it was about?" Harry: "No, you can't do that. I don't feel comfortable with it."
The attacks on his wife hit him very hard, he admits. "And that sparked my conversations with … high-level employees and my family to tell them that this is not going to turn out well." In his opinion, his family should have stood up more against racism. When asked if Meghan was well received by the Royals, Harry says, "Yeah. Much better than I expected. [Laughs] Um, but my grandmother was consistently great. My dad, my brother, Kate, all the rest of them Family, they were very friendly. " Only later did the mood change.
Source used: Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special "
This article originally appeared on GALA.de.