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Prince Harry told Oprah Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip were not part of conversations over Archie's skin tone

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Meghan Markle told Oprah Winfrey during a wide-ranging interview Sunday night that there were “concerns and conversations” within the royal family about how dark” her son Archie’s “skin might be when he’s born.”

On Monday, Winfrey told Gayle King that despite pressing Prince Harry “on camera and off” about who was a part of those conversations, he would not say.

“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 [Queen Elizabeth] nor his grandfather [Prince Philip] that were a part of those conversations,” Winfrey said Monday morning.

A rep for Harry did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

“He did not tell me who were a part of those conversations as you can see I tried to get that answer on camera and off,” she added.

Meghan, who is biracial, described that when she was first pregnant with son Archie, there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.” The statement led Winfrey to incredulously ask “What?”

While Winfrey sat in silence, Meghan said she struggled to understand why there were concerns within the royal family about her son’s skin color. She said it was hard for her to “compartmentalize” those conversations.

Meghan, the actor formerly known as Meghan Markle who starred in the TV drama “Suits,” said she grew concerned about her son not having a royal title because it meant he wouldn’t be provided security.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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