Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s recent interview has been causing shock waves across the world for the revelations it exposed.
In the interview, Markle has a no-holds-barrier approach and touches on topics from race to mental health. The two-hour interview is the biggest royal tell-all since Harry’s mother Princess Diana detailed her crumbling marriage to his father Prince Charles in 1995.
One particular angle of the interview, in particular, stood out to everyone – the obsession with Archie’s skin colour.
Markle accused the British Royal Family of fretting over how dark her son’s skin would be. Markle, who is African American, says her husband Prince Harry revealed his family’s concerns over Archie’s skin tone, as well as the security he would be entitled to, ahead of his birth on May 6, 2019.
“In those 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,” Meghan told interviewer Oprah Winfrey.
After her revelation, Twitter is trying to guess which member of the royal family made the comments about Archie’s skin colour.
Meghan and Harry: We can't say who made the racist comment. But it wasn't The Queen or Prince Phillip. And it wasn't a woman. Or the person who is currently next in line to the throne. Or the family pedophile. But other than that, we can't say. pic.twitter.com/0KHORg64ZF
— Maxine Beneba Clarke (@slamup) March 9, 2021
The royal family must be thrilled that people are trying to identify THE racist.— John Levenstein (@johnlevenstein) March 8, 2021
Oprah has just revealed that Harry has told her to make clear that it was NOT the Queen or Prince Philip who made racist comments regarding unborn baby Archie. Neither Charles or William mentioned, allowing this grotesque and damaging guessing game to continue.— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) March 8, 2021
I expect Prince Philip will be furious if the mystery Royal racist turns out not to be him.— Mark Steel (@mrmarksteel) March 8, 2021
But some weren’t all too surprised.
Absolutely SHOCKED to wake up to the news that the Royal family who ruled over a colonized Africa may be a bit racist— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) March 8, 2021
Remember the people taking up for the royal family today regarding Meghan Markle. They’re all telling on themselves. They aren’t mad about the racist story. They’re mad it’s being told. They feel betrayed. Think about that. The nerve. Privilege.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) March 8, 2021
You mean to tell that the royal family, behind the theft of entire countries, is racist?? Well we are flabbergasted. Seriously, our gast might never recover from this flabbering.— Walking Eagle News (@TheEagleist) March 8, 2021
However, neither the Queen nor her husband Prince Philip were part of conversations expressing concern over how dark the skin of their great-grandson, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie, would be, Oprah Winfrey confirmed later.
Harry would not reveal who had raised the concerns, Winfrey told CBS on Monday, but “he wanted to make sure that I knew and if I had an opportunity to share it that it was not his grandmother nor his grandfather that were a part of those conversations.”
The allegation was potentially one of the most damaging from a two-hour interview in which Meghan also said she had been denied help during a mental health crisis, speaking frankly of her suicidal thoughts while pregnant with Archie.