Harry and Meghan sparked a Palace witch hunt on Monday by claiming that a member of the royal family made a racist comment about their son Archie.
The couple revealed on Sunday night in their bombshell interview with Oprah that there was a ‘conversation’, before Archie’s birth, about his skin and how ‘dark’ it would be.
It was a stunning claim that prompted Oprah and the millions watching to ask who it was who had said it.
Oprah revealed on Monday morning that behind the scenes, Prince Harry told her it was neither The Queen nor Prince Philip who had concerns over Archie’s skin color before he was born, but he would not reveal the identity of who did.
Harry refused to reveal that person’s identity on Sunday night as did Meghan. They said they wanted to protect whoever it was.
On Monday morning, Oprah said on CBS This Morning that when the cameras were down, Harry made it clear to her it was neither of ‘his grandparents.’
‘He did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure that I knew and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother nor his grandfather that were a part of those conversations.
‘As you can see I tried to get that answer. On camera and off. ‘
Other bombshell claims on Monday included;
- Oprah revealed that in 2018, Meghan told her that she’d been told by Palace aides to be ’50 percent less’ than she was; Oprah said she told her ‘I don’t know how you’re going to survive’
- Meghan said she hadn’t seen her half-sister Samantha Markle for ’18 or 19′ years and they do not ‘know each other’
- Harry said the UK press was ‘bigoted’ – not the UK public
- Meghan texted Oprah on Sunday night as the interview was airing across the East Coast, and asked: ‘How’s it going?’
Meghan first revealed the ‘concerns’ in her one-on-one with Oprah, saying there were ‘concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born.’
‘In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, “you won’t be given security, not gonna be given a title” and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.’
She packaged it into her discussing how the Royal Family allegedly stripped Archie of his Prince title before he was born, and said she felt from the start of her pregnancy that the rules were being unfairly and inexplicably changed for him.
Oprah was stunned and asked her if the unidentified person was concerned he would be ‘too brown’.
Meghan replied: ‘If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.’
Oprah said on Monday morning that as the interview was airing across the East Coast on Sunday night, Meghan texted her from California asking ‘how’s it going?’
‘I got a text from Meghan yesterday saying, “how’s it going?’ because she was putting Archie to bed, waiting on the west coast feed, and had no idea what was happening on the east coast.
‘I said, “from what I can tell, it’s going well.”
‘I will probably have a conversation with them later today,’ Oprah said.
She also revealed that she was ‘surprised’ by Harry’s comments about feeling ‘trapped’ in the ‘system’ of the Royal Family, and was particularly surprised that he said his father and brother are trapped too.
‘It surprised me that Harry said he was trapped. I said, “how are you trapped if you’re in a palace?” and he came back at me,’ she said.
MEGHAN ON HER HALF-SISTER SAMANTHA: SHE DOESN’T KNOW ME
Of her half-sister, Samantha Markle, Meghan said the pair do not know each other well enough for Samantha to make public comments about her.
‘It would be very hard to tell all when you don’t know me.
‘This is a very different situation than my dad. Betrayal comes from someone you have a relationship with.
‘I grew up as an only child, everyone who grew up around me knows that.
‘I wished I had siblings, I would have loved to have had siblings.
‘It’s really interesting… the last time I saw her must have been 18 or 19 years ago, before that, 10 years before that.
‘She changed her last name back to Markle only when I started dating Harry.
‘That says enough.’
HARRY: RACISM WAS PART OF WHY WE LEFT AND PALACE AIDES GIVE ‘VERY BAD ADVICE’
Harry made the allegation that the British media is ‘bigoted’ and insisted that journalists there dictate attitudes across the public.
He said he was told at a charity event: ‘You need to understand that the UK is very bigoted,’ to which he replied: ‘The UK is not bigoted, the UK press is bigoted, specifically the tabloids.’
He added: ‘But unfortunately if the source of info is inherently corrupt or racist or biased then that filters out to the rest of society.
The Duke of Sussex also accused the Queen of snubbing him after she was allegedly overruled by royal aides when she tried to invite him and Meghan on a trip to Sandringham after they announced they were stepping down.
Harry said he received a message from the Queen saying he wanted them to visit ‘the moment you land’ in December 2019, but he later got a message from his private secretary at the time saying the trip had been cancelled.
Harry said he then rang the Queen from Frogmore cottage and she said: ‘Yes, there’s something in my diary that I didn’t know that I had.’
The prince claimed the exchange showed that even the Queen could be overruled by aides, despite them giving her ‘very bad’ advice.
Meghan said that the press was ‘rude’ to Kate Middleton, dubbing her ‘waity Katie’ while she waited from a proposal from William, but that they were ‘racist’ to her.
‘Kate was called Waity Katie, waiting to marry William, while I imagine that was really hard and I do… this is not the same and if a member of his family will comfortably say we’ve all had to deal with things that are rude…
‘Rude and racist are not the same.’
Other bombshell claims on Sunday night included Meghan’s revelation that she felt suicidal and could not be left alone.
She said she was having ‘real thoughts’ in the middle of the night about harming herself and that she asked the Palace for help but was told she could not seek help because it would not ‘look’ good for the ‘institution’.
MEGHAN AND HARRY ‘SPARKED SOCIAL MEDIA SPECULATION BY NOT NAMING RACIST IN ROYAL FAMILY WHO COMMENTED ON ARCHIE’S SKIN
Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly led criticism of Meghan not naming the person who made the racist remark about Archie’s skin, saying it led to social media speculation that it was ailing Prince Philip, who is in hospital.
Philip was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London on February 16 for treatment for an infection, before having heart surgery at St Bartholomew’s Hospital last week.
Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Ms Kelly said: ‘Her implication that someone in the Royal Family objected to her having a baby of colour could, right here, the speculation on Twitter is that it was Prince Philip, right, so I don’t know who it was.
‘But while the guy’s in a hospital you might want to put like a corral around him, and say I can tell you it’s not the suffering 99-year-old – I don’t know, something, to throw the guy a bone.’
Ms Kelly also slammed Meghan for wearing ‘blood diamonds’ from Saudi Arabia, despite saying she was not attached to the ‘grandeur’ surrounding her role.
She said this morning: ‘She (Meghan) goes onto say, I don’t believe in any of the grandeur.
‘There’s an article already up on the New York Post here in the States that’s saying this is the person who had Clooney and Oprah at her wedding even though she didn’t even know them, and then covered herself in blood diamonds from a Saudi Prince, so like, spare us that you’re not into any of the grandeur.’
It comes after claims were made last week that Meghan wore a pair a striking diamond earrings that were a wedding gift from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, who approved the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Speaking from New York, Ms Kelly also told ITV: ‘What I saw tonight was somebody who is totally un-self-aware, completely unaware of how she sounded.
‘Like, I wasn’t planning on saying anything shocking, expect for my husband’s racist family almost drove me to suicidal thoughts while I was pregnant with my baby.’
Continuing to impersonate Meghan, she went on: ‘”And I thought meeting the Queen was going to be just like meeting a celebrity in Los Angeles. Like meeting a Chris Jenner.” Nobody believes that’.
The ‘grandeur’ reference came when Meghan was speaking about learning that Archie would not be receiving security and would not become a prince.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Harry Howard and Jennifer Smith