MEGHAN Markle knowingly misled the world when she hinted Archie wasn’t made a prince over “concerns” about his skin colour, an expert has claimed.
The Duchess of Sussex made the shocking claim during the bombshell interview she and Prince Harry took part in with Oprah Winfrey, plunging the Royal Family into their biggest crisis since the 1936 abdication.
“In those months when I was pregnant, we had in tandem the conversations of him not being given security or a title, and also concerns about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan said.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn’t going to receive security, she added.
But the claims have been widely criticised, with royal experts saying the rules had changed long before Meghan was part of the Royal Family and there’s no way the Duchess wouldn’t have been aware of that fact.
The update meant minor royals well down the line of succession like Archie and Princess Eugenie’s son August were never going to princes from birth.
Many royal experts have since spoken out to say that it wasn’t protocol for Archie to get a tile due to his position in the line of succession, in the same way that Princess Eugenie’s son August doesn’t have one.
Speaking on Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, correspondent Katie Nichol said the couple would have been well aware of the rules and branded their claims “misleading”.
“Meghan would have known [that this was for an established constitutional reason] and Harry would definitely have known,” she said.
“I think it was disingenuous to throw all this together and suggest that Archie wasn’t a Prince because of the colour of his skin. I think it was misleading,” she added.
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