Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, accused Britain’s royal family of raising concerns about how dark their son’s skin might be and pushing her to the brink of suicide, in a tell-all television interview that will send shockwaves through the monarchy.
Markle said that her son Archie, now aged one, had been denied the title of prince because there were concerns within the royal family “about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.” She accused Kate, wife of her husband’s elder brother Prince William, of making her cry before her wedding.
Harry and Meghan’s announcement in January 2020 that they intended to step down from their royal roles plunged the family into crisis. Last month, Buckingham Palace confirmed the split would be permanent, as the couple looks to forge an independent life in the United States. Harry, 36, said they had stepped back from royal duties because of a lack of understanding, and he was worried about history repeating itself- a reference to the death of his mother Diana who was killed in a 1997 crash as her car sped away chasing photographers.
“It was only once we were married and everything started to really worsen that I came to understand that not only was I not being protected but that they were willing to lie to protect other members of the family,” Meghan said.
Agreeing to feeling trapped in the Palace, Meghan stated that, “[she] just didn’t want to live any more. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought. And [she] remember[s] how he (Harry) just cradled me.”