In an explosive interview, Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, accused the British royal family of racism, lying and pushing her to the brink of suicide. The 39-year-old, went as far to claim that she ended up having suicidal thoughts and considering self harm after pleading for help but getting none. She added that her son Archie had been denied the title of prince based upon how dark his skin might be.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince,” Meghan said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on CBS late on Sunday. She said there had been “conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
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.
Meghan declined to say who had aired such concerns, as did Harry, who said his family had cut them off financially and that his father Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, had let him down and refused to take his calls at one point.
Meghan cast the British royal family as uncaring and mendacious, and accused Kate — the wife of her husband’s brother Prince William — of making her cry before her wedding.
While the family including Prince Charles came in for open criticism, neither Harry nor Meghan attacked Queen Elizabeth directly.
Buckingham Palace has yet to comment publicly on the interview, which aired in the early hours of Monday morning in Britain.