'Blatant Racism': Meghan Markle Unleashes Firestorm Against Royals With Archie 'Dark' Skin Claim

Meghan Markle's claim that the Royal family had concerns about Archie possibly having "dark" skin has prompted a barrage of online fury, with many viewers and fans denouncing the alleged incident as "blatant racism."

Meghan made the allegation during a fiery interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS Sunday night. Markle, who has a mixed race background, claims that the Royal family had concerns that Archie, her firstborn with Prince Harry, would be born with dark skin.

"All around this same time, 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 as how dark his skin might be when he's born," she said.

Meghan explained that Prince Harry relayed the information to her "from conversations that family had with him."

Later in the two-hour interview, Meghan also revealed that she had suicidal thoughts as the UK media pushed negative stories about her, but the Royal family refused to help. "I just didn't want to be alive anymore," she said.

Viewers and fans of Meghan immediately took to Twitter to condemn the Royal family over the allegation.

"Archie not afforded the same privileges of other Royal children/babies is blatant racism. Concern about his complexion is blatant racism," tweeted @PrincessKOut.

Archie not afforded the same privileges of other Royal children/babies is blatant racism. Concern about his complexion is blatant racism. #HarryandMeghanonOprah pic.twitter.com/siii469ZEh

— Princess K OUT (@PrincessKOut) March 8, 2021

PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor tweeted, "No title. No security. And multiple conversations about how dark Archie was going to be? I can't. I cannot. Nothing that is said in that interview will be surprising or lead to that family no longer being 'royal.' Their blatant anti Black racism is tolerated and celebrated," tweeted @iHartEricka.

The “Royal” Family is only “royal” due to their direct participation in slavery. Nothing that is said in that interview will be surprising or lead to that family no longer being “royal”. Their blatant anti Black racism is tolerated and celebrated.

— Your fave killjoy| Ericka Hart (She/ They) (@iHartEricka) March 8, 2021

"Oprah's face when Meghan said the Royal Family didn't want Archie to be too dark," tweeted @notcapnamerica, alongside a screenshot of Oprah during the interview.

Oprah’s face when Meghan said the Royal Family didn’t want Archie to be too dark pic.twitter.com/zeUtUcGR82

— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) March 8, 2021

Actress Kelechi Okafor tweeted, "'Concerns about how dark Archie's skin might be when he's born.' But when we were telling you that the motivation for all this f****** is racism, you were shouting up and down."

“Concerns about how dark Archie’s skin might be when he’s born”

But when we were telling you that the motivation for all this fuckery is racism, you were shouting up and down. #OprahMeghanHarry

— machine gun Kele (@kelechnekoff) March 8, 2021

"Racism is alive and well in the world today. There should never be "concerns and conversations" on how dark a baby's skin color is going to be. I commend #MeghanMarkle for telling her story," tweeted @sabrinabrowne_

BBC royal Correspondent@JonnyDymond said, "The allegation there were discussions in the palace about how dark Meghan's first baby might be is a devastating one. This is heading into 'worst-case scenario' territory for the palace. "

BBC royal Correspondent @JonnyDymond “The allegation there were discussions in the palace about how dark Meghan’s first baby might be is a devastating one. This is heading into ‘worst-case scenario’ territory for the palace. “

— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) March 8, 2021

"My (perhaps futile) hope from all this is that people believe Black women when we call out racism bc Meghan is the most neutral Black woman possible and it still had folks foaming at the mouth. 'How dark will the children be?'" tweeted @tnwhiskeywoman.

my (perhaps futile) hope from all this is that people believe Black women when we call out racism bc Meghan is the most neutral Black woman possible and it still had folks foaming at the mouth. "how dark will the children be?"

— Nichole 🍞🍯 (@tnwhiskeywoman) March 8, 2021
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In this handout image provided by Harpo Productions and released on March 5, 2021, Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021. Joe Pugliese/Getty Images