Meghan Markle discussed her relationship with other members of the royal family in her widely awaited, ‘explosive’ new interview with Oprah Winfrey. She said that while her relationships with her family members were good, the ‘institution’ had let her down.
Meghan explained that there were questions about how dark her son Archie’s skin would be before he was born, which is why he was not granted the title of prince.
Meghan, who has a Black mother and a white father, admitted to being naive before marrying into the royal family in 2018, but that she had suicidal thoughts and considered self-harm after seeking support but receiving none.
When asked whether she was silent or whether she had been silenced, she said, “The latter. Everyone in my world was given a very clear directive from the moment the world knew Harry and I were dating to always say no comment.”
Meghan said that she believed the royal institution was protecting her. “It wasn’t until we were married and things began to get really bad that I realized not only was I not being protected, but they were willing to lie to protect other family members. But they refused to say the truth to protect me and my husband.”
Meghan went on to say that the British royal family refused to make her son Archie a prince because of concerns about his skin color.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol and that he wasn’t going to receive security,” Meghan said in a CBS interview aired late Sunday.
The widely awaited interview takes place in the midst of a bitter dispute between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, on one side, and the British monarchy, on the other.
The couple, who married in 2018, has resigned from their royal duties and is relocating to the United States.
Their critics claim that the couple wants the glamour of their roles without the commitment or criticism that comes with them.
Their treatment, according to their supporters, demonstrates how an out-of-date British institution has retaliated against a new, biracial woman, with racist overtones. In light of Meghan’s remarks regarding her son, this allegation is likely to gain attention.