Meghan shares shocking conversation about Archie's 'skin tone'

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Meghan and Harry's exclusive sit-down interview with Oprah has provided some shocking revelations, though none more so than a claim a member of the royal family shared concerns about the colour of Archie's skin.

Meghan referenced the conversation after revealing it was in fact the royals who decided that Archie wouldn't be given a title, and therefore would not have any security before he was born.

"Who is having that conversation with you?" an incredulous Oprah asked the Duchess.

She refused to tell her who it was with, saying it would be 'damaging' for that person.

"That was relayed to me by Harry that was conversations family had with him," she clarrified.


"Was the concern he would be too brown?" Oprah asked.

"I wasn't able to follow up why, but if that's the assumption you're making it feels like a pretty safe one," she responded.

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Harry and Meghan moved to Canada then the US with Archie. Photo: Instagram/sussexroyal

Meghan went on to explain her shock at the fact the first member of colour for the Royal Family would not be given the same title as others in the family.

"The idea of our son not being safe, and the idea of the first member of colour in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be – you know the other piece of that is this convention is that when you’re the grandchild of the monarch (when Prince Charles becomes King), automatically Archie and our next baby would become prince or princess … It’s not their right to take it away … They wanted to change that convention, for Archie," she said.

"I mean, why?”

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Meghan shocked Oprah with the conversation. Photo: CBS

Harry 'will never reveal' royal conversation about Archie's skin

Later on in the interview, Meghan was joined by Harry who was adamant he would never reveal who he had the controversial conversation with.

"I’m never going to share," he told the TV host. "But at the time... at the time it was awkward. I was bit shocked."

"Can you tell us what the question was?" she pushed.

"No, I’m not comfortable sharing that," he said.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie
Harry and Meghan pose with their newborn son Archie in 2019. Photo: Getty

What he did reveal, was that it was one of the pinnacle moments that set him and Meghan on their path of deciding to step down as senior royals.

"Because that was that was right at the beginning," Harry said.

"When she wasn't going to get security, when members of my family were suggesting that she carries on acting because there's not enough money to pay for her, and all this sort of stuff like there were some real obvious, signs, before we even got married that this was going to be really hard."

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