23 April 2021,   14:59
Meghan Markle claims royal family was concerned about her son’s skin color

Meghan Markle says son Archie was denied a royal title. In her interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan addressed the issue when Oprah asked, “How did they explain to you that your son, the great-grandson of the Queen, wasn"t going to be a prince?”

The host added, “You certainly must have had some conversations with Harry about it and had your own suspicions as to why they didn"t want to make Archie a prince. Why do you think that is?”

Meghan said the palace decreed that Archie would not have any title, a move she says was “different from protocol”.

“They didn’t want him to be a prince . . . which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn"t going to receive security”, - she told Oprah.

What’s more, she said, “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”.

When Prince Harry and Meghan were married in May 2018, Queen Elizabeth gave them the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Archie, who will turn 2 in May, was entitled to the “courtesy title”, Earl of Dumbarton. However, the couple announced shortly after his birth that they had not given him a courtesy title and he would be known as Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.