CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Toby Melville – Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was first described as “wide-ranging” and while we expected a slew of shocking truths, we could not have imagined what occurred next. Following the airing of the tell-all interview in the U.S., Markle has revealed that the Palace were concerned about the skin colour of the couple’s first child, Archie, before he was born.

“What? Who is having that conversation with you? What?” Oprah remarks, visibly shocked.

“I think that would be very damaging to them,” replies Markle, straightening her dress. “That was relayed to me, that was Harry’s conversations with family.”

In the Black Lives Matter era, it is inconceivable to think such racism exists within the highly influential monarchy.

In addition, Markle was allegedly told her son would not receive official royal protection when he was born, and would not be given a “prince” like the other grandchildren. Markle says never received an explanation.

“They were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or a princess—not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol—and that he wasn’t going to receive security.”

The UK press were particularly scathing on Markle’s pregnancy. One headline from the Daily Mail read, “Why can’t Meghan Markle keep her hands off her bump? Experts tackle the question that has got the nation talking: Is it pride, vanity, acting – or a new age bonding technique?”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are joined by her mother, Doria Ragland, as they show their new son, born on Monday and named as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Allerton/SussexRoyal via Getty Images)
This official handout Christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shows Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (centre left), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex holding their baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor flanked by (L-R) Britain’s Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, west of London on July 6, 2019. – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan had their baby son Archie christened on Saturday at a private ceremony. (Photo by Chris ALLERTON / SUSSEXROYAL / AFP) 

Comparatively and just 12 months prior, similar images were published of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy with a headline reading, “Not long to go! Pregnant Kate tenderly cradles her baby bump while wrapping up her royal duties ahead of maternity leave – and William confirms she’s due ‘any minute now’.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Markle detailed a time when Kate Middleton reduced her to tears and how she considered ending her own life.

Markle and Prince Harry now reside in Montecito, California. The last interview the couple gave was with ITV’s Tom Bradby at the end of their South African tour in 2019.

Read more of the bombshell revelations, live, here.