While speaking to Oprah Winfrey in March, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry didn't hold back when talking about the royal family, and they even claimed that one member was "concerned" over Archie's skin color.
“In those months when I was pregnant ... 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,” the former actress told Winfrey.
However, she wouldn't reveal who made the comments because it would be "very damaging to them."
Now, Finding Freedom authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claim in their updated book “that the couple had considered sharing this detail," but they decided not to.
Following the interview, rumors swirled that Princess Anne was the one who made the remarks.
"I have spoken to this family friend and we have both decided that the most judicious thing is that I relieve who the person is," Lady Colin Campbell, who married and then divorced Lord Colin Ivar Campbell, said in a new YouTube video called "Lady C REVEALS the Royal Meghan and Harry wouldn’t name + why Prince Albert intervened," which was released on Tuesday, March 30. "The fact of the matter is the person said nothing about Meghan's complexion, nothing about the color of her skin, nothing about her race, nothing about the color of the baby's skin and future baby because this was a warning issued by a concerned member of the family."
She continued, "Meghan was lying and Harry was speaking the truth when he said that the conversation heavily spun by Meghan incidentally, and to an extent him, because she has managed to convince him that any criticism of her is based upon race, and he's so dumb that he's actually swallowed that lie."
Queen Elizabeth also released a statement about the comments.
“The following statement is issued by Buckingham Palace on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen,” the statement, which was shared on social media on Tuesday, March 9, began.
“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.”
Harry said he would never go into detail about the conversation, which "was awkward."
“[Harry] did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure I knew, and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother or grandfather that were part of those conversations,” Winfrey later told CBS This Morning.