Meghan says British royals worried about her son’s dark skin
Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, said there were concerns about how dark her son Archie’s skin would be before his birth and that such worries explained why he was not given the title of prince.
Meghan, whose mother is Black and father is white, said she was naive before she married into the royal family in 2018, but that she ended up having suicidal thoughts and considering self-harm after asking for help but getting none.
The highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey is set to intensify an already acrimonious row between Meghan and Harry on one side and the British monarchy on the other.
The couple have stepped down from their royal duties and are starting a new life in the United States.
Meghan denied a newspaper story that she had made Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, cry before the wedding and said it was a turning point in her relations with the media.
“That was a turning point,” Meghan said. Asked if she made Kate cry, Meghan replied: “The reverse happened.”
“A few days before the wedding, she (Kate) was upset about something, pertaining to yes the issue was correct about the flower girl dresses, and it made me cry, and it really hurt my feelings.”
Meghan said she had been naive before her wedding and did not realize what she was marrying into when she joined the British royal family.
Their detractors say the couple wants the glamour of their positions without the dedication it requires or scrutiny it brings.
To their supporters, their treatment shows how an outdated British institution has lashed out against a modern, biracial woman with undertones of racism.