Did royal family not want Black baby in the bloodline? Shocking revelation by Meghan Markle exposes racism

According to Meghan, 'there were several conversations with Harry' on the matter of Archie's skin color


                            Did royal family not want Black baby in the bloodline? Shocking revelation by Meghan Markle exposes racism
Harry and Meghan Markle revealed during an interview with Oprah Winfrey how Archie's skin color became a matter of concern (Getty Images)
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Amongst other things, Meghan Markle and Harry have accused the royal family of racism in their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. According to the couple, the royal family – referred to as "the firm" or "the institution" did not want to provide their son, Archie, with a title or protection because he is part African-American. Meghan's mother Doria Ragland is of African-American descent. 

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The news has taken Twitter by storm and is just one of the many shocking revelations made by the couple during the interview. The conversations around Archie's skin color began while Meghan was pregnant, though the couple refused to say by whom. 

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Conversations about how dark your baby is going to be

According to Meghan, "there were several conversations with Harry" on the matter of Archie's skin color. The couple did not reveal the person who talked about it, saying it "would be very damaging to them." The topic came up all of a sudden when Meghan was talking about Archie. "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.

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When pressed further by Oprah, all Meghan revealed was that the conversations were around "what that would mean and what that would look like." Going against tradition, Meghan was informed that Archie would not be given security or a formal title. "The idea of the first member of color in this family not being titled" brought a lot of pain to her. 

Do those comments prove that the Royal family is racist? Twitter thinks so with the topic trending within minutes of the revelations.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Getty Images)

Internet says 'just say its racism'

The revelations have not gone down well with Twitter. One user tweeted "I always find it very odd when Black people won’t say that they are being badly treated because of racism. Always trying to leave room for some other reason. Just say it’s racism." Another said, "At the end of the day the ROYAL FAMILY is racist. There are people in the family that are 20th and 30th that still got there title and protection. Lets face it at the end of the day its the fact that Archie mom is black that he is not getting protection."

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Someone else tweeted "Stripping Archie of his title because he’s what, 25% black is the saddest shit ever". One user said, "I think I heard all of Black Twitter gasp along with Oprah when Meghan said there were “concerns about how dark the baby’s skin would be”. Another lamented on Meghan's situation, tweeting "Every little girl dreams about meeting a prince, getting swept off their feet, having the fairytale wedding & becoming a princess (or duchess). The dream they sell to little girls around the world. Unless you're black. The fairytale wasn't meant for you" Naturally, Prince Andrew also became a part of the conversation, with one user tweeting "A black baby was the problem but not Andrew who likes to rape little girls and boys?"

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