Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have rocked the world with their interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired earlier this week, where they spoke at length about their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The power couple revealed the head-scratching conversations that they had with a royal family member about the color of his skin.
Many friends of Meghan Markle stepped out to defend her with lengthy statements and personal stories about her good and selfless nature.
One of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex‘s pal wrote a beautiful note and accidentally shared a sweet photo of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, where his orange hair and his height took center stage.
A royal backer claimed: “Omg, look at him, ☺️ such s cutie. ☺️♥️ ❤️”
Meghan Markle said the following while talking about Archie’s title: “There were concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born.”
Prince Harry later confirmed that an odd exchange took place about Archie’s skin tone, but did not wish to reveal specific details.
He stated: “That conversation, I’m never going to share. But at the time, it was awkward. I was a bit shocked. That was right at the beginning… ‘What will the kids look like?'”
Meghan Markle also made claims that Buckingham Palace refused to provide security for their son, Archie.
During the interview, the Sussexes’ 1-year-old son Archie was discussed at great length, particularly his parents’ concerns that he had been refused the title of prince and the security which they claimed came with the title.
However, sources have claimed the links between Archie’s title and the removal of the security from the Sussexes was related to them stepping down as working royals rather than the absence of a royal title.
The decision followed a meeting of government officials responsible for providing security.
Under a ruling known as the Letters Patent passed by King George V in 1917, the title of prince was reserved only for the children and grandchildren of the monarch in the direct line of succession to the throne.
As a great-grandchild of the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, and not in the direct line of succession, Archie would not typically be entitled to become a prince.
However, in 2012, the Queen made changes to the Letters Patent, ahead of the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s first son, Prince George, which allowed all their future children to receive the title of prince or princess.
Royal experts say this is something that the Queen could have put in place for Archie.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry believe that Prince Charles plans to change the rule when he takes over as monarch, in his long-held view that the monarchy should be “slimmed down” and focus more on those in the line of succession.
Royal experts have also noted that Archie’s parents could have chosen the title “Earl of Dumbarton” for their son but decided not to.