Prince Harry: Comments about Archie’s skin color in Oprah interview were misinterpreted

One of the most explosive claims from Prince Harry and Meghan’s 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on CBS, was that there were conversations and concerns about “how dark” her son Archie’s skin would be. But Prince Harry said he doesn’t believe the comments Possible skin color of the couple’s first child were based “on racism”.

In an interview with Anderson Cooper, which aired on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, Harry said neither he nor Meghan believe the “comment” – or “experience” or “opinion” – “is based on racism,” but does “unconsciously”. bias.”

Harry also said the way the British press reacted to news about the race talks was “quite typical” – “there was something of a hunt for the royal racist.”

“But I think you’re speaking to the majority – maybe not all – but the majority of multiracial couples around the world that the white side of the family would wonder if they’re open about or talking to each other about what their children look like.” will,” he said.

“The keyword here was ‘concern’ as opposed to ‘curiosity,'” he said. “But the way the British press made of it wasn’t what it was – not what it was.”

in the interview With Winfrey, the first to give Harry and Meghan after they retired from royal duties the year before, the pair discussed a range of issues including her treatment in the press, Meghan’s thoughts on suicide while she was in royal family was, and a miscarriage .

“The months I’ve been pregnant, all around the same time, so in tandem we have the conversation about not being given any assurances, he’s not going to get a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin is It could be when he’s born,” Meghan told Winfrey, referring to Archie.

“What?” asked Winfrey. “Who is having this conversation with you? What?”

Meghan nodded and said, “There were several conversations” with Harry, and Winfrey asked, “About how dark your baby is going to be?”

“Possibly and what that would mean and what that would look like,” Meghan said.

It was never revealed who was behind the talks, but Harry did tell Winfrey that neither Queen Elizabeth II nor Prince Phillip made the comments.

Harry said at the time that he was “never going to say anything more about it,” just saying it was “right at the beginning.”

Neither Harry nor Meghan discussed the comments in their Netflix documentaries. The comments are also not mentioned in Harry’s new memoir, Spare.

Caroline Linton contributed to this article. Prince Harry: Comments about Archie’s skin color in Oprah interview were misinterpreted

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