Following Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, where she claimed someone in the royal family commented on what Archie's skin color would look like, Gayle King believes the Duchess is telling the truth.
"I think Meghan has plenty of receipts, meaning she’s been keeping track of things," the CBS This Morning co-host said on Thursday, March 11, The Sun reported.
"In those months when I was pregnant ... there were also concerns or conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born. There’s several conversations ... with Harry. And what that would mean or look like," Meghan claimed in the tell-all, which aired on March 7.
Winfrey asked who else was privy to those conversations, but Meghan, 39, declined to elaborate further. "I think that would very damaging to them. That was relayed to me from Harry, those were conversations family had with him and it was really hard to be able to see those as compartmentalized conversations."
The next day, Winfrey confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip did not make those comments. "He did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure that I knew and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother nor his grandfather that were a part of those conversations," she explained.
"He did not tell me who were a part of those conversations as you can see I tried to get that answer on camera and off," she added.
Following the interview, Buckingham Palace released a statement of their own. “The following statement is issued by Buckingham Palace on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen,” it read. “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Meghan and Harry. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst 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.”
When asked if he had been in touch with his sibling recently, he replied: “No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do.”