DUCHESS MEGHAN: ROYAL FAMILY DEMANDED TO KNOW “HOW DARK” ARCHIE’S SKIN COLOR WILL BE
British Royal Family – Duchess Meghan- Prince Harry
March 7, 2021
By: NATHANIEL BALLANTYNE
TRUENEWSBLOG – Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that Kate, who is married to Harry’s brother Prince William, had made her cry just before her 2018 wedding.
Speaking on U.S. station CBS late on Sunday, Meghan denied a newspaper story that she had made Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, cry before the wedding and said it was a turning point in her relations with the media.
“That was a turning point,” Meghan said. Asked if she made Kate cry, Meghan replied: “The reverse happened.”
“A few days before the wedding she (Kate) was upset about something, pertaining to yes the issue was correct about the flower girl dresses, and it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings,” Meghan said.
Meghan said she had been naive before her wedding and did not realize what she was marrying into when she joined the British royal family.
“I will say I went into it naively, because I didn’t grow up knowing much about the royal family,” Meghan said. Meghan explained that she was not being paid for the interview.
“I just didn’t want to be alive anymore,” Meghan revealed
In a heartbreaking moment, Meghan revealed that she was having “methodical” thoughts about suicide while she was in the royal family.
“That was a very clear and real and frightening thought,” Meghan said. “I couldn’t be left alone.”
According to Meghan, she went to the “Institution” meaning several senior officials, to receive help for her suicidal thoughts, or to be checked into a hospital, but she was told it wouldn’t be good for optics.
After being rebuffed, Meghan said she reached out to one of Princess Diana’s best friends, but continued to have those thoughts, which she called a breaking point.
She also described feeling captive, as her license, passport, and credit cards were taken after her wedding and were unavailable to her.
Clearly emotional, the Duchess said her life in the palace was an example of why people should be kind, since you never know what people are going through “behind closed doors.”
Meghan says there were discussions about “how dark” Archie’s skin color would be.
After Meghan described the conversations about how Archie would not be given the title of prince and how he wouldn’t have security, Meghan said there were discussions while she was pregnant about “how dark” Archie’s skin color would be.
“In the months when I was pregnant, all around the same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan said.
“What?” Oprah asked. “Who is having that conversation with you? What?”
Meghan nodded and said “so, um” and Oprah said “hold up there is a conversation,” with Meghan interjecting “there were several conversations” and “with Harry. Oprah finished the question by saying “about how dark your baby is going to be?”
“Potentially and what that would mean and what that would look like,” Meghan said.
Meghan wouldn’t say who it was who had the conversation and said it “would be very damaging to them.”
She said it was relayed to her from Harry. “It was really hard to see those as compartmentalized conversations,” Meghan said.
“Our son needs to be safe,” Meghan reveals the Firm didn’t want to give Archie security
While Meghan was pregnant with Archie, she was informed that her child would not be given the title of prince or security, something that went against tradition.
“The idea of the first member of color in this family not being titled” was something that she says brought a lot of pain to her, not because of convection but because of safety. She mentioned being worried about safe Archie would be, especially given her treatment in the tabloids.
“I could not feel lonelier,” Meghan said about her time with the royal family
According to Meghan, she was silenced during her time as a senior official of the royal family.
In a quiet moment with Oprah, Meghan revealed she was under the belief that in exchange for not commenting on her life, she would be protected, something she found out was not true.
Meghan said it was important to make a distinction between some members of the royal family and the administration that runs the family. For instance, she said the Queen had always been wonderful to her, even going so far as to share a blanket with her during their first press tour.
However, she was forced to stay at home for fear of “oversaturation,” something that she likened to being in COVID-19 lockdown.
“It’s nothing like what it looks like,” she said.
Prince Harry and Meghan were married 3 days before their “Royal Wedding”
Meghan revealed that three days before her televised “Royal Wedding,” she and Prince Harry got married in a secret ceremony.
“This spectacle is for the world,” Meghan said. “But we want our union for us.”
Meghan said the two were married in a private ceremony without family, with only the Archbishop of Canterbury. She added that the marriage certificate that hangs in her home has the date of the private ceremony.
“There wasn’t a lot of anxiety about meeting the queen,” Meghan says
Oprah asked Meghan about meeting Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Meghan said “there wasn’t a lot of anxiety about meeting the queen,” but she said Harry asked her in the car on the way there “do you know how to curtsy?”
Meghan said she thought “genuinely that is what happens outside” but not “inside,” or within the family.
“I thought that was part of the fanfare, I didn’t think that was what happened inside,” Meghan said. “I thought, this is your grandmother.”
She said Harry reminded her his grandmother is the queen. Oprah asked if she googled it, but Meghan laughed “we were in the car.” She said they practiced and Fergie, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, ran out and said “are you ready? Do you know how curtsy?”
“Apparently I did a very deep courtesy — I don’t remember it,” Meghan said. “It was lovely and easy and thank god I hadn’t known a lot about the family — I would have been so in my head about it”
Meghan said that growing up in Los Angeles, she was used to seeing celebrities, but she realized “this is a whole different ballgame.”
“I never looked up my husband online,” Meghan says:
In the opening minutes of her exclusive interview with Oprah, Meghan said that she never looked up information about Prince Harry before she got married. While she knew about the royals, discussion of the monarchy wasn’t something that was a part of the conversation when Meghan was growing up.
“I went into it naively,” Meghan told Oprah.
According to Meghan, her mother even asked if her late mother-in-law, Diana, had done an exclusive interview. She says she now knows about Diana’s famous interviews, but she didn’t specify any.
But Meghan said her lack of research was because Prince Harry was telling her everything she needed to know.
She also expressed gratitude that she hadn’t researched the family more as it helped her get rid of nerves before her first interactions with the Queen and other members of the royal family.
Meghan says in new preview she will give “honest answer” on why her son is not a prince
In a preview that aired during “60 Minutes,” Oprah asked Meghan “how do they explain to you that your son, the great-grandson of the queen, wasn’t going to be a prince? You certainly must have had some conversations with Harry about it and had your own suspicions on why they didn’t want to make Archie a prince. Why do you think that is?” “I can give you an honest answer,” Meghan said.–