Queen, Prince Philip were not behind Meghan Markle's son skin colour remarks

Queen, Prince Philip were not behind Meghan Markle's son skin colour remarks

- In the explosive interview with Oprah, Meghan said there were discussions on not giving Archie a title and security

- The former actress also disclosed that there were questions asked on how dark Archie's skin would be

- Oprah disclosed on CBS This Morning that Harry's grandmother and grandfather were not involved in the said talks

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have been omitted from the list of royals who were reported to have made remarks towards Archie's skin colour.

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In an interview with Oprah, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex disclosed there were people in the royal family who were worried about Harry's son having a dark skin tone.

In the explosive piece, Meghan said during the time she was pregnant, there were discussions on Archie not being given a title and also security detail.

Queen, Prince Philip were not behind Meghan Markle's son skin colour remarks
Prince Charles with son Prince Harry who's holding Archie Photo: sussexroyal
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In an interview with CBS This Morning, Oprah said that Harry's grandfather, grandmother were not involved in these conversations.

"(Harry) did not share the identity with me, but he wanted to make sure that I knew, and if I had the opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother or his grandfather that were part of those conversations," Oprah said.

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Oprah also noted that Harry said he was never going to share more on Archie's skin tone, noting this happened right at the beginning.

The TV queen said she had done her best to ask Harry about the said claims both on and off camera.

In another story related to the interview, tennis champion Serena Williams came out to show support and disclose that she had also witnessed Meghan's plight first hand.

In a statement shared on her Twitter account, the Grand Slam title record holder noted Meghan teaches her every day what it means to be noble and that her words illustrate the "pain and cruelty she's experienced".

Serena said she understood first hand the sexism and racism institutions and how the media used them to vilify people of colour to minimise, demonise and break them down.

She urged black people to recognise their obligation to decry malicious and unfounded gossip that always turns up in tabloids.

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Serena said she wanted Meghan's, her and everybody else's daughter to live in a society that is driven by respect.

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Owolawi Taiwo is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over two years working experience in the media industry. She has a degree in English and International Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo. When she is not reporting on celebrity lifestyle, you will find her listening to music, reading, learning new recipes.

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