Royal biographer Robert Lacey has claimed in his new book that Meghan Markle falsely linked royal family members’ worries about her son’s skin color to his potential status and title. In a scandalous interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex said that a member of the royal family, whom she would not name, had expressed concerns shortly before Archie was born. He told Prince Harry that those close to Elizabeth II were “very concerned” about how “dark” the baby’s skin would be, because Meghan herself is metis.
According to royal expert Lacey, this question was asked much earlier – even before Prince Harry’s engagement to the American actress. These statements could not have been specific to Archie, much less affect his royal status. Thus, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle stated: “The concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born happened in the months when I was pregnant with Archie.”
However, when the question was addressed directly to Harry, he nervously shrugged and stated that such conversations had been going on long before he and Meghan were even married.
Lacey focuses on Oprah’s follow-up question, “It wasn’t specifically about Archie, but about your potential children in general?” ” Yes,” Harry replied, echoing a question that an unnamed member of the royal family had asked him years earlier: what will the children look like? – “What will the children look like?” – Oprah repeated, emphasizing the plural and the obvious difference between Meghan’s story and what she heard from Harry.”
In his book, the expert further dissected the scandalous interview of the Dukes of Sussex and concluded that numerous viewers were once again deceived. “No one talked to Meghan about Archie while she was pregnant or asked her “how dark his skin might be when he was born.” She made that up – though that doesn’t mean it didn’t matter,” Lacey notes.
As a reminder, baby Archie was given the title of earl when he was born, but Meghan Markle and Prince Harry refused to accept this gesture of courtesy.