A statement released by Buckingham Palace on the queen’s behalf on March 9 stated, “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
Meghan and Harry were interviewed on March 7 and they made several claims against the royal family. For instance, the Duchess of Sussex shared a conversation someone had with her husband while she was pregnant with Archie Harrison.
She revealed, “In those months when I was pregnant, all around this 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 added that there were several conversations regarding the matter and when Oprah asked for clarification if it’s about how dark the baby’s skin would be, Meghan answered, “Potentially and what that would mean or look like.”
However, she didn’t reveal any names because it would be very damaging to them. Meanwhile, Harry confirmed that it wasn’t The Queen or Prince Philip who were involved in the discussions.
The Duke of Sussex said, “That conversation I am never going to share. But at the time, it was awkward. I was a bit shocked.”
Further, the couple talked about how the British tabloids treated her and how the Institution didn’t defend her. She recalled, “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 but they weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband.”
Further, Meghan shared about mental health and remembered the time when she “just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
She said, “I went to the institution, and I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. I said that, ‘I’ve never felt this way before, and I need to go somewhere.’ And I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.”